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1936 James 2020

James Reis

November 6, 1936 — October 27, 2020


James K. Reis, 83, of Muhlenberg, passed away October 27, 2020 in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Wayne E. and Violet A. (Ray) Reis.  Jim was the husband of E. Patricia (Levin) Reis and they shared 62 years of marriage.  He graduated from Reading High School in 1955.  Jim was an Inspector at Brush Wellman (Materion Performance Alloys and Composites) for 30 years before retiring in 1999.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and even traveled to Canada to go fishing.  Jim was a good man who loved his family dearly and always cared about how his grandchildren and great grandchildren were doing.

In addition to his wife Patricia, Jim is survived by his sons, Kevin D. Reis, husband of Sharleen of Reading, and Scott M. Reis, husband of Shari of Reading, his grandchildren, Kristine and Lorissa, great grandchildren, Morgan, Jackson, William, and Joshua, and brother, Donald L. Reis, of Reading.  Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Reis.

Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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