John F. “Jack” Reiter, Sr. peacefully departed this world on January 12, 2016. His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Monday beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 12 noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1907 Carolina St., Baytown, Texas 77520 with burial to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

John F. “Jack” Reiter, Sr. peacefully departed this world on January 12, 2016, just 32 days short of his 97th birthday. He was born on February 14, 1919 in Crary, North Dakota the oldest of four children born to B.A. and Josephine Reiter. He attended St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota before pursuing his career in optics. A member of the Greatest Generation, Jack was working in Los Angeles when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After two attempts to join the war effort, he was sternly informed that his skills were needed to continue making optics in support of his country.

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