Regina Pepper Reiley, 84, formerly of Lancaster, PA and Marco Island, FL passed away on February 12, 2019 at Willow Valley Communities. Regina was born April 30, 1934 in Ashland, PA to George and Anna Pepper.
She was a proud graduate of Immaculata University. She earned a masters in special education from Xavier University. As an elementary school teacher in Middletown, OH, she was passionate about helping children with learning difficulties.
Upon retirement, she moved to Marco Island, FL. She loved walking on the beach to and from daily mass at San Marco Catholic Church. Her favorite time was spent with her family and traveling with her husband.
Regina is survived by her husband of 62 years, J. Daniel Reiley, her children Ann Behrens (Bill) of Annapolis, MD; Kathleen Curry (Al) of Exmore, VA; Dan Reiley (Ana) of Burbank, CA, and Maura Jennings (John) of Ambler, PA; her sister Kay Pepper of Chalfont, PA; and her brothers: George Pepper (Joanne) of Bloomsburg, PA; Jim Pepper (Jeanne) of Bedford, NH and Ted Pepper (Lana) of St. Louis, MO. Regina is also survived by her grandchildren: Jack, Erin, John, Joe, Paul, Conor, James and Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Pepper (Eleanor.)
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Reiley’s honor to the Willow Valley Bruner Nursing Education Fund by mailing to Willow Valley North Bookkeeper, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Willow Valley Manor North, 600 Willow Valley Square Lancaster, PA 17602. Rev. Bob Reiley, M.M. will be officiating.
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville Pennsylvania has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit schlitzerallenpugh.com to leave a condolence for the Reiley family.