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Philip John Reuther, Sr.

Philip John Reuther, Sr. died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Allied Services Hospice in Scranton following a courageous battle with cancer.

Philip was born in Dunmore to the late James A. Reuther and Elizabeth (Betty) Sabatino Reuther. He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Reuther Martz.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Kearney Reuther, Scranton; his son Atty. Philip J. Reuther, Jr. (Erin), Menlo Park, Calif., his son Jeffrey Reuther; his daughters Sara Reuther, Dana Reuther and Lauren Stankov; his brother James Reuther (Kathy), Dunmore; and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his three step-children, Billy Sullenberger, Erin McNamara and Jim Sullenberger, all of Scranton. Lastly, he is survived by his closest companion, Newman, his beloved pug.

A graduate of Dunmore High School, he previously owned Reuther Cafe in Dunmore. He was a member of Roofers Local 30 for thirty years and worked at Dunmore Roofing for thirty years.

Phil was always happiest at home, in his garden, or sitting on his deck with a cold beer.

A mass of Christian burial will be privately held at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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Jan 14, 2021

Dear Mary,

I was so saddened to hear about PJ from my sister Karen Zrudlo & Paul Z.

When I would visit Karen and Paul in Scranton and bring a toy for Newman, PJ would be on your deck like a proud Papa seeing what new treat doggie would bring up the steps to put in his stockpile! And I remember PJ’s generosity always sharing the Scranton Times newspaper by rolling it up and sticking it in the chain link fence just in time for morning coffee! The best! PJ will be thoughtfully and lovingly remembered in many hearts and minds in many ways.

My husband and I wanted to give our condolences and I also wanted to share my…


Jan 14, 2021

So sorry to you Mary and your entire family. With love, prayers and sympathy.

Nancy Conway Koslowski


Jan 14, 2021

Diane and Billy along with the Speare and Nolan families are very sorry to hear about the passing of PJ. It was a great pleasure to know him.


Jan 13, 2021

Condolences. P.J. and I were inseparable friends from childhood through our teen years. We had many adventures from our base on fifth and butler streets. From our daily hikes at roaring brook to nay aug we had a storybook youth with our many buddies. R.I. P. P.J.

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