Obituary of Ronald William Reister
Ronald William Reister, 76
Ronald W. Reister, 76 , of West Orange passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1-5 PM at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main Street in West Orange. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ronnie’s name to; United Presbyterian Church of West Orange, 20 Old Indian Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Ronnie was born and raised in East Orange before moving to West Orange in 1964. He was an ITI Correctional Officer, working for the County of Essex Corrections. He was a West Orange Troop 2 Boy Scout Leader, an Eagle Scout, a member of the West Orange Elks BPOE #1590, Vice President Negotiator for PBA Local #157. Ronnie was also a Deacon at the United Presbyterian Church of West Orange.
Ronnie was the beloved husband of 56 years to Caroline Reister (nee Thompson). Devoted father of Caroline Yannuzzi and her husband Carmen, Renee Wahlers and her husband Teddy, Cynthia Reister and her husband Frank Salvadore, and the late Ron Reister Jr. and his surviving partner Debbie Dopko. Loving brother of Estelle Diane Iandoli and her husband Edward. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Yannuzzi and his wife Stephanie, Carmen, Joey, Alexa Yannuzzi, John Hamilton, Alyssa, Michael, and Daniela Wahlers, RJ, Brooke, and Ryan Reister, and Madison Dopko. Great grandfather of Marlena Renee Yannuzzi.