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Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

James is survived after 48 years of marriage by his loving wife, Bobbie Reese; his son, James Reese and his wife, Justeen; his grandchildren, Haydn, Dylan, Erin and Amber; his brother, Richard Reese of Blairsville, Pa.; sisters, Ruth Panek of Detroit, and Diane Mellot of Ebensburg, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours but there will be a celebration of life at his home at a later date.
Published on  July 31, 2014
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