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Henry Gerard Reap

Henry Gerard Reap

Male 1933 - 2013  (80 years)

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  • Name Henry Gerard Reap 
    Nickname Hank 
    Born 7 Jun 1933  Plains, Luzerne County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 2013  Smethport, McKean County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Smethport-Henry Gerard "Hank" Reap, 80, of Smethport, passed away on Wednesday evening (November 13, 2013) at his home surrounded by his family.

      Born June 7, 1933 in Plains, PA, he was the son of the late Gerard and Caroline (Weber) Reap. On June 18, 1960, he married Bernadine (Franco) Reap, who survives.

      In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children Karen Reap (Carol), TJ Reap (Maria), and Liz Reap Carlson (Lath). Also surviving are three grandchildren Madeline Reap, Ivan Reap and Livia Carlson.

      Hank was a 1951 graduate of Plains Memorial High School, attending Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School and Wilkes College before enlisting in the Air Force on April 1, 1953. He was stationed at Wethersfield RAF Station in Essex, England for 3 years and worked in Special Weapons. While there, he played on the base football team which played charity games in Belfast, Ireland, Edinboro, Scotland and Rabat, French Morocco. He was named to the All UK Team and USAFE (USAF in Europe) Team.

      He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1961 with a degree in Education. He played football there and was named to three honor fraternities (Sigma Zeta, Phi Sigma Pi and Kappa Delta Pi). He taught Mathematics at Smethport Area Schools from 1961 to 1993. In addition to teaching, he started the Golf program in 1963 and coached football, basketball and golf.

      He was a member of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, the Big 30 Committee, Smethport Country Club, St. Elizabeth's Church, and served as Chairman of the Smethport Borough Authority for many years. Hank was an avid golfer and the founder of The Smethport Invitational. In addition to golfing, he enjoyed reading, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth's Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby after Mass at church.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hamlin Memorial Library, the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby Building Fund, and the St. Elizabeth's Building Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

      Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
    Buried 18 Nov 2013  Saint Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport, McKean County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I818  Helms Family
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2014 

    Family B. Franco 
    Children 
     1. K. Reap
    +2. T. Reap
    +3. E. Reap
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1933 - Plains, Luzerne County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 2013 - Smethport, McKean County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Nov 2013 - Saint Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport, McKean County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Photo of Hank Reap.
    Photo of Hank Reap.