Gwen J. Reese, 91, of Pottsville, passed away Tuesday afternoon surrounded by her family.
Gwen was born in Pottsville on December 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Hardy) Davis.
She attended Pottsville high school and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also enjoyed attending the First Baptist Church in Pottsville with her late husband, Earl.
Gwen worked for the former Bell Telephone, now Verizon company for over forty years in the anonymous call center and business office. Gwen and Earl also enjoyed operating thier ceramic business for many years. Her artistic talent was realized with the quality products, especially the face and eyes, which she helped her patrons create.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Reese, Jr. in 2017, and by her sister, Virginia B. Keller Ehrlich.
Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Reese and Terry, wife of Mark Thomas. She was adored by her grandchildren, Melanie Reese Mulherin (Patrick), Erin Reese, Ryan Reese, Mark Thomas (Camile), Denise Thomas (Matthew), Gregory Thomas (Adele), Kayla Thomas (Devon) and her great grandchildren, Beckett, Cooper, Kaisley, Barron, Joseph, Reese and Charlotte.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at 11 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. A time of visitation will be from 10:30 until the time of the service. Gwen will be laid to rest alsongside her husband at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery during private services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are asked to be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Gwen.
The Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, Pottsville, is assisting Gwen's family during this time of need. www.schlitzerallenpugh.com