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John Reichert, formerly of West Middlesex, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, after a brief illness. He was 93.
Mr. Reichert was born May 15, 1924, in Rastadt, Ukraine, a son of Joseph and Katharina Ackerman Reichert.
He retired from Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant where he worked in the blast furnace and was proud to be painted by Norman Rockwell in the "Men and Machines of Modern Steelmaking" in 1968.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Sharon.
His wife, the former Katharina Fisher, whom he married Nov. 24, 1946, passed away Jan. 5, 2017.
Surviving are two daughters, Erna Grzejka and her husband, John, of Haymarket, Va., and Mary Ann Shreffler of Century, Fla.; two grandsons, John Grzejka and his wife, Laura, and Bobby Shreffler and his wife, Victoria, of Marston Mills, Mass.; four great-grandsons, Christian and Nicholas, both of Haymarket, Va., and Peyton and Landon, both of Marston Mills, Mass.
Besides his wife, John was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Erika Andrak; two brothers and a sister; and two sons-in-law, Nick Andrak and Robert Shreffler.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony Church, 804 Idaho St., Sharon, PA 16146; Sharon Regional Hospice, 1955 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

John, 93, of Hermitage, formerly of West Middlesex.
Calling hours: None. Friends may email condolences to the family at www.McGonigle FuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Private.
Interment: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on January 13, 2018
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