Delores ‘Dee’ J. Reich, 80, homemaker, past president of Akron Fire Auxiliary, enjoyed horse racing

By on April 19, 2017

Delores “Dee” J. Reich, 80, of Akron, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Rothsville to the late Robert Elroy Young and Mary Rose (Boger) Young Mohn and was the wife of Richard Ronald Reich with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Akron.

Dee was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member and past president of the Akron Volunteer Firefighter Company Auxiliary. Dee loved reading, crocheting, embroidery, and in her early years she was active in Girl Scouts. She enjoyed horse racing, fishing and visiting Potter County and Atlantic City, N.J., and was a NASCAR fan.

In addition to her husband, Dee is survived by a daughter: Wanda Jean Reich, wife of Ronald R. Smith Jr., of Akron; a granddaughter: Holly, wife of Brian Binimow, of Akron; a great-granddaughter: Faith Binimow; a brother: Robert Eugene, husband of Shirley (Brubaker) Young, of Rothsville; a brother-in-law: Frank McSorley of California; and several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Jeannette McSorley.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Dee’s memory may be made to EPAC, P.O. Box 173, Ephrata, PA 17522; or Good Samaritan Shelter, P.O. Box 756, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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