John W. Reitmeyer, 91, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Messiah Lifeways.

Mr. Reitmeyer was born in Milton, and was the son of the late John and Pearl Reitmeyer. 

He was a graduate of Milton High School. He received a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Music Education from Penn State University. He was a member of the Penn State Blue Band.

Mr. Reitmeyer taught music in public schools in Linesville and Lewistown. He was also a music professor at Shippensburg University, retiring in 1985. During his time at SU, he directed the marching and concert bands and various woodwind groups.  His specialty was the clarinet. 

He was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Mr. Reitmeyer was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy J. Beatty; brother, David Reitmeyer; and step‑daughter‑in‑law, Janet E. Fogg.

Mr. Reitmeyer is survived by his wife, Carol J. Fogg, of Messiah Lifeways; daughter, Gail M. Kepner and husband, Rick, of Harrisburg; son‑in‑law, Ron Beatty of Hummelstown; brother, Robert Reitmeyer of St. Peters, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Michael W. Fogg, Laura F. Zimmerman (Robert A.) and Linda K. Parrish (John E.); stepgrandchildren, Sarah and Julia Fogg, Helena Rose and Kyle E. Zimmerman, Megan K. Bowden (Stuart L.) and John E. Carrothers (Jacob); and step‑great‑grandchildren Serenity K., Chase C. and Joshua B. Bowden.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Messiah Lifeways. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, 1249 Cocoa Ave., #115, Hershey, Pa. 17033. 

Arrangements are by the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Harrisburg.

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