Anne Reese, 79, homemaker, volunteer


Anne Reese, a homemaker and community volunteer, died of the protein disorder amyloidosis Dec. 2 at her Timonium home. She was 79.

Born Anne Virginia Roloson in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, the daughter of an insurance company president, she was a 1942 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School. While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, she met G. Robert Reese, an engineer, whom she married in 1948.

Mrs. Reese was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for more than 30 years and in 1992 received its Ernestine McCollum Award for outstanding service. She was also a volunteer at the Irvine Nature Center in Stevenson.

A funeral Mass was offered Monday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville, where she was a member.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include five sons, Edward Reese of Baltimore, George Reese of Silver Spring, Charlie Reese of Tampa, Fla., David Reese of Cockeysville and Larry Reese of Evansville, Wis.; seven daughters, Barbara Eckman of Alexandra, Va., Jean Berg of Vienna, Va., Pat Gillen of Kensington, Claire Seibert of Westernport, and Peggy Eck, Kate Reese and Anne Feinstein, all of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Dunlap of Adamstown; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Another daughter, Nancy Marie Reese, died in 1960.

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