Christine “Tina” M. Reach
September 18, 1931-February 26, 2016
Christine “Tina” M. Reach, 84, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Succasunna, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016.
Born in Dunmore, PA on September 18, 1931, Tina was a daughter of the late Andrew and Angeline Lovallo Williams. She was a graduate of Dunmore (PA) High School where she was a drum majorette. Tina worked as a lunch room aid with the Roxbury Township School District in Succasunna.
A devout Roman Catholic throughout her life, she was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish, where she was a proud member of the Women’s Group. Tina was also a member of the Angel’s Group at St. John’s Holy Angels Parish, Newark.
The most important things in her life were God, family, church, cooking and decorating. Tina delighted in spending time with her family, and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Known for her positive attitude and engaging smile, she was always giving to others. Tina will be missed dearly by all that knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Paul V. Reach; son, Paul J. Reach; sisters, Carmela Sciarrino, Beatrice Drabich, and Anne Marie Bush.
Tina is survived by her children, David J. Reach of Albany, NY, Pamela A. Diksa (Paul) of Newark; brother, Leonard Williams of Denville, NJ;
grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Kimberly, Jason, Kathryn, Kevin P., and Sean; and great grandchildren, Grant, Paul, and Kaisa.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Pl., Newark, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a second visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will be held in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd., Newark, DE, 19713.