Janet Irene Reitenauer died at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center on February 8, 2022, at the age of 84.
Jan is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Bruce C. Reitenauer; her children, Vicki (Carol Gabrielli) and Tracy (Steven Blackburn); grandsons Nicholas and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Doris Holzman.
Jan was born on January 5, 1938 in Jacksonwald to Daniel Y. and Laura (Wanner) Leininger. She graduated from Mt. Penn High School in 1955. After her graduation, she went to work as a bank teller and customer service representative at Mt. Penn (later American and then Meridian) Bank, retiring in 1989. Deeply devoted to her family, Jan was humble, funny, generous and kind—a thoroughly beautiful person, inside and out.
Following arrangements made by the Reading Cremation Society, the family will hold a private celebration of Jan’s life at a future date. The family is deeply grateful to Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center, Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, and ProMedica/Heartland hospice services, and welcomes contributions in remembrance of Jan to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://themmrf.org/).
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