The Obit For John Reimold

John A. Reimold Sr.
County hall-of-famer retired from Greenville post office

The Sharon Herald
Tuesdy, January 4, 2011


John A. Reimold Sr., 180 Oniontown Road, Delaware Township, passed away at 9:17 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at UPMC Horizon, Farrell. He was 85.

John was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Greenville to the late Floyd C. and Helen (Bortz) Reimold.

He was a 1943 graduate of the former Fredonia-Delaware High School and a member of St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, New Hamburg.

He served in the Army Air Force as a sergeant during World War II.

He played in the minor league baseball system for six years after signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947. He played for Salisbury in the North Carolina State League and was chosen for the all-star team at first base in 1948.

He continued his baseball career through the 1950s, playing in different leagues across the country, including numerous local diamond leagues. From his athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame in 1984.

He was retired from the Greenville Post Office after 35 years of service.

Aside from baseball, John also enjoyed farming, golfing and bowling.

He was very proud of his grandchildren and their academic and athletic accomplishments. He very much enjoyed attending their sporting activities and events.

John is survived by his wife, Jessie C. (Eckelberger) Reimold, at home. They were married Dec. 8, 1950.

Also surviving are: two sons, Dr. John A. Reimold and his wife Mary; and Randall E. Reimold and his wife Mary Lynne, all of Greenville; two daughters, Debra C. Richards, Greenville; and Cynthia R. Moss and her husband Richard, New Castle; 11 grandchildren, John A. Reimold III, Nolan Reimold, Shamus Reimold, Dierdre Reimold, Chad McCullough, Jennifer Richards, Brent Richards, Kelsey Moss, Maeghan Moss, Shayne Reimold and Jacob Reimold; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Reimold, Ivan Reimold and Francis Reimold; and a sister, Mary Jane Ringer.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (1-4-11) in OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville.

On online guestbook can be signed at www.osbornefuneralhome.com

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (1-5-11) in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Oerter, pastor of St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, New Hamburg, officiating.

Burial: Delaware (Township) Cemetery, with graveside committal prayer and military honors provided by the

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds.Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, 5 Baker Hill Road, Fredonia 16124.