LITITZ, PA. — REIGHARD – Gary W., 78, Lititz, Pa., passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in 1934, he was the son of Clyde and Pearl Reighard. Gary was the husband of Jacqueline Prosser Reighard, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage. A graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School, Gary earned his bachelor’s degree from California State College, a master’s degree from Temple University and his doctorate in counseling from the University of Maryland. He served as a rehabilitation therapist at Lebanon Veterans Hospital prior to joining the faculty at Millersville State College as associate professor of counseling and psychology. In 1969, Gary was appointed to the position of dean of students and in 1971 was named as the vice president for student affairs, retiring from that position in 1997, where he was granted the honorary status as VP Student Affairs – Emeritus. He and his wife, Jacqueline, were honored by the university when the student center multipurpose room was named in their honor and in 2005 a residence hall was named for his contributions to the university. Gary was known for his strong support of student life and activities on the Millersville University campus and for championing the rights and responsibilities of the student. During his tenure at Millersville University, Gary led many efforts that have greatly impacted the university, including the expansion of resident life opportunities for students, the development of gender equity in men’s and women’s athletics and the growth of athletic programs from Division III to Division II, the establishment of strong programs in support of wellness, the implementation of campus safety and security measures, and the initiation of the Women’s Center. Gary was instrumental in the creation of Student Services Inc. and Student Lodging Inc., organizations developed to enhance and enrich the student experience at Millersville University. Gary was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He was actively involved in numerous community organizations including Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Lancaster County, Lancaster County Health and Welfare Organization, Family and Children’s Services of Lancaster County, and Leadership Lancaster. In addition to his wife, Jacqueline, Gary is survived by son, Scott, and wife, Mindy, Lancaster; daughter, Amy, Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Erica and Adrienne Reighard, both of Lancaster; grandson, Nicholas Beermann, Charlotte, N.C.; and sister, Kathy Seymour, and husband, John, State College. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Gary’s life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Winter Center, Millersville University, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville, Pa., with a reception following. Family condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MU Foundation – Reighard Student award by going online at www.millersville.edu/give or by sending your contribution to Development Office Duncan Alumni House Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002 Millersville, Pa. 17551.
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Matthew P. Adams
ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
CARDONE – Agnes (Popovich) 88, Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Windber, passed away May 15, 2013.
Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
YUHAS (GIBSON-LAVELY) – Jean, 82, Lower Yoder, died May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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