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Oct 21, 2019 11:03 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

George Otis Reister Of Southampton Dies October 18

Oct 22, 2019 3:01 PM

George Otis Reister
George Otis Reister of Southampton died on October 18, 2019. He was 79.
Mr. Reister was born in Southampton to Lawrence and Esther (Brown) Reister on September 3, 1940. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a 35-year member of the Southampton Fire Department, serving as captain of the Agawam Hose Company.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Halina (Laskowski); sons, John (Melinda), James (Patricia); a sister, Jean Berardi (Ralph); grandchildren, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Sophie, David, Mary, Riley and Brody; and niece and nephews, Eileen, Brian and Michael Reister, and Stephen and Matthew Berardi.
He was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Reister; and a son Andrew (Stacey, who survives).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton; a firematic service will be offered by the Southampton Fire Department on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow, with military honors at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Southampton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts Altar Flower Fund or the Southampton Fire Department Benevolent Fund.

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