Faye Mitchell Reese, 92, of Leighton, PA and formerly of Lansford, PA, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Leighton. She was the wife of the late COL Alfred J. Reese, Jr. to whom she was married for 32 years at the time of his death in 2007. Born in Lansford, Faye was the daughter of the late Stephen E. and Edith (nee Bulmer) Miller. A 1942 graduate of the former Lansford High School and a 1945 graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy, she owned and operated the Panther Valley Pharmacy in Lansford for 38 years and then was employed at Shipman's Pharmacy, Palmerton, PA. Faye was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansford and the American Pharmaceutical Association. She is survived by daughter, Edith “Dee” Dally and her husband Thomas of Tamaqua; sons, John P. Mitchell and his wife Sally of Weatherly, PA and Stephen S. Mitchell and his wife Phyllis of Reedsville, PA; stepdaughter, Laurie Foley and her husband George of York, PA; step son, Mark K. Reese of Beaver Creek, Ohio; 11
grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and brother, The Rev. James B. Miller and his wife Mary Jane of Reinholds, PA. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Roy Koehler officiating. Call from 1-2 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Memorials in Faye's name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 East Abbott Street, Lansford, PA 18232 or the Leighton Area Memorial Library, 124 North Street, Lehighton, PA 18235. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
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