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William G. Rees

July 8, 1926 — May 15, 2023

S. Abington Twp.

William G. Rees

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William G. Rees, 96, of S. Abington Twp., died on Monday, in Allied Services Hospice Center.  He was the husband of the late Jean "Mike" Michael Rees who died less than 1 month prior.  The couple was married for over 70 years.

Born July 8, 1926 in Kingston, he was the son of the late John Arlington and the late Jennie (Jones) Rees.

Bill was a graduate of Clarks Summit Clarks Green Joint High School, where he was captain of the basketball team. He graduated from Keystone Jr. College and received a B.A. From Wilkes College. He also attended Virginia Military Institute.  Bill honorably served his county in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean war. He retired as the president and CEO of S.J. Bailey & Sons, Inc. 

Bill served for many years as a trustee at Keystone College.

Surviving are his daughters: Christiana Rees Tomlinson and husband Gary of St. Johnsbury Vt.; Suzanne Rees Kaufman and husband Robert C. II of Union Dale Pa.; Grandchildren Alexa Tomlinson Airoldi and husband Aaron of St. Johnsbury Vt.; Erin Tomlinson Pritchard of Livingston Mt.; Robert C Kaufman III of Olyphant Pa.; Cassandra Kaufman of Blakeslee Pa.; Great Grandchildren Piper and Boone Airoldi of St. Johnsbury Vt.; Gunnarson Pritchard of Livingston Mt.; Liam Heafield of Corning Ny.; Conner Servercool of Germany; Great great grandchild Zechariah Severcool along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by brothers John W. Rees and wife Betty and J. Arlington Rees and wife Marjorie.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2pm at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. William G. Carter. Interment at a later date in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly Township. The family will receive relatives and friends from 12 to 2pm at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Keystone Jr. College, La Plume PA.  

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jennings - Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services

111 Colburn Ave, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Jennings - Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services

111 Colburn Ave, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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