Joseph P. Raniere, 74, Terre Hill, former fire chief, First UMC member, enjoyed yardwork

By on October 7, 2015

Joseph P. Raniere, 74, of Terre Hill, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was the husband of Brenda (Buckwalter) Mueller Raniere. Born in Long Branch, N.J., he was a son of Carmen and Emanuela “Molly” (Sorrentino) Raniere.

Joseph was a resident of Rumson, N.J., where he was employed by the Public Works Department. A member of the Rumson Fire Company, he served as both a volunteer fire fighter and the fire chief. After the passing of his wife, Gladys, Joseph moved to Terre Hill where he met his wife, Brenda.

Joseph was a member of Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church of East Earl and attended the First United Methodist Church of Ephrata. He also loved helping his neighbors with their yardwork.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two stepsons: Keith A. Mueller, husband of Kris, of Denver; and Troy M. Mueller, husband of Virginia, of Narvon; a sister: Angela T. Stanley, wife of Eugene, of Hampton, Va.; his nephew and godson: Michael Capps, husband of Pamela, of Shohola; three nieces: Lisa Mottert, wife of Kenneth, of Newport News, Va.; Debbie Carpenter, wife of Joseph, of Greenwood Village, Colo.; and Teresa Scherer of Newport News, Va.; and five step-grandchildren: Tyler M. Hoppman; and Kam A., Kolton H., Jake M., and Tia L. Mueller.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his first wife: Dianne Pasquale (Daley) Raniere; his second wife: Gladys E. (Monaco) Raniere; and his nephew: David E. Capps.

Services were held Oct. 5 at First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, with Walter Carter officiating. Interment was in Terre Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Weaverland Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 180, Terre Hill, PA 17581; or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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