Elizabeth Reish

Obituary of Elizabeth M. Reish

Elizabeth Marie (Nesley) Reish, 88, passed away on January 2, 2021, at Seasons Hospice – Phoenixville Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ralph John Reish Sr., with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

Born in Bucktown, PA, on February 20, 1932, Betty was the daughter of the late Reed and Elizabeth (Bickel) Nesley.

Betty graduated from North Coventry High School in 1950, and then married the love of her life, Ralph Reish, in 1952. She worked in the guidance office of the Owen J. Roberts School District for 28 years. She was a charter and life member of the Nor Chester Opti Mrs. Club, and a lifetime member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. Betty “Mom-Mom” never missed a sporting event, musical, dance recital, or cheer competition in which her children and grandchildren participated. Loving her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was truly her greatest passion in life. She will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Reish is lovingly remembered by her sons, Ralph Reish Jr., husband of Michele, Boyertown, PA, Reed Reish, husband of Connie, Fayetteville, TN, and Robert Reish, husband of Mary, St. Pete Beach, FL; her daughter, Elizabeth “Lisa” Bright, wife of Michael, Pottstown, PA; her son-in-law, Rodney Tholan; and thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty is predeceased by her daughter, Donna Tholan.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to: Coventry Food Pantry, 845 S. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19465.