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Edwin Emanuel Reiber

April 13, 1930 — November 22, 2023

Edwin E. Reiber, 93, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2023.  Ed was born on April 13, 1930, in York, PA. Following his graduation from York High School in 1948 he married his sweetheart, June Ann Marks in 1951. Ed served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1954 in Cherry Point, NC. He then earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Ed was employed as a senior research engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio where he was credited with many inventions and patents. In retirement, he and June were proprietors of Second Thoughts Antique Mall in Clintonville, Ohio, where he loved restoring furniture and serving their clients. He was a founding member of the Amateur Winemakers Guild of Columbus and helped establish the winemaking competition at the Ohio State Fair.  

Our beloved “Poppy” will be remembered for his longstanding, perpetual dry humor which we all absolutely loved.

Ed was predeceased by his parents, Ira M. Reiber, Sr. and Elizabeth N. (Ziegler), wife of 50 years, June Marks Reiber, and his brother Ira M. Reiber, Jr.

He is survived by his son, Mark E. Reiber (Jenny) of Gastonia, NC and grandchildren Will and Olivia of Charlotte, NC, and Brooks of New York, NY.  Wife, Phyllis “Joy” Reiber of Columbus, OH, and her children Shelley Green of Montrose, CO, and Mark Green of Columbus, OH.

Ed was a long-time member of Church of the Master, United Methodist Church in Westerville, Ohio. Visitation will be held at Kingwood Memorial Park, 8230 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 10 AM on December 16, 2023, with graveside service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Lamb’s Farm, 14245 West Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048. or Church of the Master United Methodist Church, 24 North Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081 or online at

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