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Phares M. Reiff

August 8, 1942 — January 24, 2020

Phares M. Reiff, 77, of Lewisburg entered into rest at 8:29 am on January 24, 2020 at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Born on August 8, 1942 in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, a son of the late Paul M. and Lydia M. (Martin) Reiff. On November 12, 1963, in Millmont he married the former Lena N. Zimmerman, who survives.

He was a member of the Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church.

Prior to his retirement, Phares was engaged in farming in Union County.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are seven sons and daughters and their spouses, Ruth and Aaron Weaver of Penn Yan, NY, Minnie Reiff of Lewisburg, Lester and Lucille Reiff of Constable, NY, Mabel and Warren Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Martha and Jacob Horst of Canandaigua, NY, Phares Z. and Susan Reiff, Jr. of Lewisburg, Verna and Raymond Weaver of Lewisburg, 41 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 7 brothers and sisters-in-law, Titus and Ada Reiff of Lancaster, Paul and Anna Reiff of Shiloh, OH, James and Esther Reiff of Greenwood, WI, John Anna Mary Reiff of Latham, MO, Luke and Ina Reiff of Greenwood, WI, Edwin and Grace Reiff of Fortuna, MO, Earl and Edith Reiff of Heron, MT, 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Allen Martin of Mifflinburg, Lucy and Allen Oberholtzer of Mifflinburg, Elizabeth and Amos Oberholtzer of Mifflinburg, Lydia and Clayton Shirk of Delano, TN, and one brother-in-law, Warren Martin of Shiloh, OH.

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mabel Martin, Ruth Reiff and Mary Reiff and one son-in-law, Mervin H. Horning.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the home of Warren and Mabel Zimmerman, 2342 Pheasant Ridge Road, Lewisburg, where the funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m.Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Further services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church, Beaver Run Road, Mifflinburg, officiating will be Bishop Eli Burkholder, officiating.

Interment will be in Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
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