Norman “Moby Dick” Reese, 85

April 12, 1937 - September 01, 2022

Norman E. “Moby Dick” Reese, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022, following a brief illness, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. He was the son of the late Elwood C. Reese, Jr. and Margaret (Pasch) Fickes. Norman was the loving husband of the late Barbara Ann (Miley) Reese, and they celebrated 57 years of marriage at the time of her passing in April, 2020.

Norman lived his entire life in Lancaster. He was a truck driver and worked for Lancaster Salvage Co. for 33 years. He was an avid skater, and in his earlier years was well known for his amazing ability to “dance” on his roller skates at Rocky Springs Park Roller Rink and the Maple Grove Roll Arena in Lancaster. An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. He also enjoyed watching old cowboy and western movies. Norman was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and over the years, he also served as a mentor for many who needed a strong role model in their lives.

A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Norman is survived by three sons, Timothy S. Reese, Scott A. Reese and Daniel N. Reese, all of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Tiffany Reese, Christopher Reese and Daniel A. Reese; and four great-grandchildren, Booper Johnson, Tiajah Johnson, Jayden Johnson, and Nalani Reese. Also surviving is his brother, Kenneth E. Reese (Patricia) of Lancaster, and two sisters, Barbara A. Dickle and Diana L. Myers (Woody), both of Lititz. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Elwood C. Reese, Jr. and Harry Reese, and a sister, Edna Oster.

The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, where a viewing will take place from 11 AM – 1 PM. Interment will follow at Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster.

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Condolences to the Family

September 07, 2022

Tim, Scott and Danny, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a driving force in making our little neighborhood on South Broad street a great place for all of us. His influence touched many of us. He never let us feel sorry for ourselves, and taught us to always meet our problems head on. We also had some cool outings because he took the time involve as many as he could. The softball games, trips to Rocky Springs roller rink, etc. will always be part of the great memories. He helped set the tone for the whole neighborhood. He was a great man.          Sincerely, John Mercado

September 04, 2022

Dear Scott and Family, 
Please accept our sympathies in the passing of your dad.  You are in our thoughts today and in the coming days.  
Andy and Meg Lutz

September 03, 2022

Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Moby was a great neighbor and friend of all us Broad St. kiddos.My husband Angel will always remember  him laughing and telling jokes at the scrape yard may he R.I.P gone but never forgotten fly high, tell my mom hi and love and miss her dearly. 🙏💔😢
                              Love ,
                                Angel ,Tina Ruiz🙏🙏🙏

Wednesday, September 07, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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