• Reverend Edward J. Reimer



    August 15, 2021

    Reverend Edward J. Reimer, born September 17, 1940 in Syracuse N.Y. passed away at the Nottingham on August 15, 2021. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Syracuse on May 20, 1967.  A graduate of St. John the Evangelist Academy in Syracuse, Fr. Reimer completed his college and Theological education at St Andrew’s and St Bernard’s Seminaries in Rochester. He served at St Mark’s Church, Utica, St Cecilia’s Solvay, Sanctisimo Rosario and Santa Elana, Guaguaquil, Ecuador, St Margaret’s Mattydale, St Therese, Syracuse, St Andrew’s Syracuse and St. Patrick’s Chittenango, retiring from St Patrick’s in June 2018. Additionally he served for 26 years as Chaplain to the Correctional Facility, Jamesville. In addition to his love and dedication to service as a priest Fr. Reimer was a lover of nature, and an avid skier and hiker. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Ida Reimer, sister Joanne Mageean, and Aunt and Uncle Richard and Mary Martha Hanlon. He is survived by niece Mary Morado, Modesto, CA. and nephew Edward Mageean, Oakdale, Ca. his “adopted” family, Dat Reimer Huynh (wife Tuyetminh Thi Phan), Edward Reimer Huynh, Kelvin Dat Huynh, Tuyetvi Dat Huynh and Minhvi Dat Huynh, many cousins, friends and brother priests,  and beloved canine Donner 7.  A Vigil Service for a Priest will be at St. Patrick’s Church, Chittenango  at 7:30 pm Sunday  August 22, 2021.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday August 23 at 10:30 am at St. St. Patrick’s Church. A calling hour will be Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the church prior to the funeral mass. Following the services interment will take place in the family plot in Modesto Ca.  Contributions in Father Reimer’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Murray Dr. Chittenango, NY 13037.

                                                                    G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

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