Duane E. Rea, 44, worked at GSK Pharmaceuticals, loved movies, the beach, Eagles fan

By on May 24, 2017

Duane E. Rea, 44, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George Rea Sr. and Sharon (Loudin) Rea. He was the loving husband of Carrie (Pond) Rea, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of JP McCaskey High School. Duane was employed at GSK Pharmaceuticals for the last six years. He enjoyed watching movies, was an avid Eagles fan, loved the beach, was the family’s chocolate connoisseur, but especially loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Carrie he is survived by three sons: Gavin D. Rea, companion of Amanda Shoenberge,r of Ephrata; Conner D. Rea of Lancaster; and Jaron D. Rea of Houtzdale; two daughters: Analiese L. Rea and Rylande M. Rea, both of Lititz; and three grandchildren: Carson, Luna, and Madilyn. Also surviving are three brothers: George Rea Jr., husband of Holly, of Ephrata; Keith Rea of East Petersburg; James Rea of Ephrata; one sister: Felecia Campbell, wife of John, of Lancaster; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Michael Rea; and sister-in-law: Kathy Rea.

A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a celebration of Duane’s life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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