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Reed "Ike" Learthur Bamberger

February 9, 1942 — January 7, 2023

Reed “Ike” Learthur Bamberger, age 80, of Graysville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023, in Southmont Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington.


Born February 9, 1942, in Nineveh, the son of the late Reed Frank and Goldie Azel (Clutter) Bamberger.


Ike was a Greene County resident his whole life. He graduated from West Greene High School in 1960. Ike attended the Beulah Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with Greene County Farm Bureau Co-Op, Agway, Waynesburg, the Chief Operator with Carnegie Natural Gas for 28 years until he retired in 1996. Ike was also the Owner/Operator of the family farm his whole life. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War. Ike was an avid hunter. In 2009, he took a world trophy elk in Pennsylvania.


He is survived by two children, Barbara (Jeff) Lawry, of Medina, OH and Jerrod (Jodi) Bamberger, of Statesville, NC; companion of 28 years, Janet Marie Bruce, of Graysville and her daughter, Lauren (Sean) Lottman, of Portman, OR; six grandchildren, Jonathon Lawry, Brianna Lawry, Marissa Lawry, Jonah Bamberger, Joshua Bamberger, and Jenna Bamberger; two siblings, John W. “Bill” Bamberger, of Washington and Velma Jacobs, of Graysville, former wife, Kathryn Elaine Kerr-Ingram, of Statesville, NC.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gene Jacobs.


Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Gary Crawford, officiating. Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery, Morris Twp., with military honors conducted by the United States Army and the Greene County Honor Guard.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Park Foundation, www.nps.gov or 1500 K St NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.


Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.







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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

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