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.
11 Condolences for Christine “Tina” M. Reach
Donna Diksa Franklin
My Christmas Day cooking partner will be dearly missed along with her smiles and her stories. Pam and Paul, you and Pam’s family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss Pam. Although I only recently met your mom, I felt like I had known her for a long time–so easy to talk with and pleasant to spend time. It was clear her family was very near and dear to her heart and she was so proud of them. Hoping the years of memories and love she shared will bring your family comfort during this time and the days to come.
Joe and Maryanne Sciarrino
Dear Pam and David,
Aunt Tina loved life!
Her love for faith and family were very important to her.
Always smiling and having such a positive attitude about everything.
We will always remember her beautiful smile and her kindness.
Knowing her and seeing how she lived her life is a good example for all who knew her.
We will miss her very much!
With our deepest sympathy,
Joe and Maryanne
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was watching over her and did not want her to suffer. We will all miss her but take comfort in knowing your parents are together again.
Gary Reach Sr
David and Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Tina was always so inspirational and pleasant to visit
with during her trips to Pennsylvania. I will miss that smile and her sincere concern for all. My thoughts
and prayers go out for you and your families.
I will always remember Aunt Tina’s warm and welcoming smile. My deepest sympathies on the loss of a truly special woman.
Regina Yakel Stewart
Dear Dave, Pam and families,
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember fondly the time I spend at her home in NJ. Your mom will always be in my memory as a smiling, happy, gentle woman. She welcomed me and made me feel comfortable, including me in all that was happening in the house. I remember she used to call me ‘Dear”. My childhood was bright and she added to it.
May your memories be just as vivid and lovely as mine and may she rest in peace in the loving arms of her husband and son. I can only imagine the joy of the reunion!
Peace to you and your families.
Dear pam so sorry to hear about your loss. We all have you in our thoughts and prayers.your friday girls are here for you.
Dear Pam and family~
So sad to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a sweet woman. Kerry and I were so glad to have spent time with her at the Warren’s graduation party last May. Sending prayers and strength your way~
Chris Bree and Children
Dr Ray Feehery
Your mom’s passing saddens me quite a bit. It reminds me of how long I have been at this profession, and now I see the passing of many great patients. Of course time waits for no man, so we will eventually join your mom and dad to resume our greetings about the grandkids and their sports, and the NY Giants, and your Dad being a wimp when it came to his feet.
May God help you and your kids to remind each other of all the good times you have shared w your parents.
Dr Ray Feehery
Tim Williams & Angela Dolce
Dear Pam and David,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Tina. She was always such a joy to be around! Usually the life of the party! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ang & Tim