November 30, -0001 - December 7, 2009
REKER, David A., beloved husband of Susan Reker (nee Drysdale), loving father of Jen (Todd) Murphy and Katie (Jon) Crane, dear Poppy of Ellie and Nathan Murphy, cherished son of Melva and the late William Reker, brother-in-law of Scott (Sharon) Drysdale. David dedicated 36 years of service to the elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Monday, December 7, 2009, age 61. Memorial visitation at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Rd., Finneytown, Saturday from 9-11:45 followed by Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Memorials may be made to the Education Funds of St. Vivian, 45224, or Guardian Angels, 6532 Beechmont Ave., 45230, or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.
Was not sure if you knew or not but a page had been started for Mr. Reker on facebook. So far there is 649 members. The posts are amazing as was the man. If you do a search on facebook this is the name of the group.
In Loving Memory of Mr. Reker
I was shocked when I came across the article this morning regarding Mr. Reker’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My children Doug and Amy were at Guardian Angels when he arrived. He was the most amazing, kind and caring principal Guardian Angles ever had. One of the first days I saw him pushing a child in a wheelchair in church talking and laughing with him. It was amazing to watch. He was a friend to everyone and the kids all loved him. I know what a huge loss this is for your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s death. We knew him when he was principal of St. james in Wyoming, OH. I was P.T.A. president and volunteer school nurse, so I worked closely with him. He was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Mr. Reker was a great person. He knew my kids names the first week of school at MQH. My children loved being around him and having him as their principal. He was so very kind and caring. He always had a smile on his face and would greet the kids every morning outside regardless of the weather. We were very saddened when he left MQH but much more when we had learned he passed. He was the nicest most caring principal that school ever had. God Bless you and your family. Joe, Mary, Abby and Alex Enzweiler
Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kitty and Rick Rudolph
Dear Sue, Jen, and Katie,
It is with great sadness that I write this. I have nothing but great memories of Dave. I will always remember his laugh and his willingness to help. His sense of humor was something I always appreciated. I will always remember him fondly. A hug and a kiss were always a part of his calling card.
I wish that I had the right words to express how sorry that I am for your loss. A loss that will be felt by many because of all the people Dave has touched and supported. I pray that our angel in heaven will give everyone the strength and hope to get through this dark time.
So as I sit here trying to think of the right words of comfort and compassion, I want you to know that you and your family will always be in my prayers. Dave was always there for thoughs close to his heart (and there to drive them home from weddings)…December 7th is a date that will live in infamy, a date that the world lost a wonderful person, and that we all got an angel.
Love, the Rigney Family
To the family of David Reker,
I express my sincere sympathy at the death of David. I remember him fondly from the seminary and his work in the Archdiocese. I regret that I cannot be at the funeral at St. Vivian, but my prayers are with you and for the repose of the soul of David.
Fr. Jack Mattscheck
Dear Mrs. Reker, Jen, Katie & family,
I would like to send my sincere condolences. Mr. Reker was such a great teacher and I will always have such great memories of 7th grade at St. Vivian School. He always made all of his students feel special. Sincerely, Linda (Niemann) Lennon and the other Niemann siblings… Maria, Steve & Karl.
Mr. Reker, you will truly be missed. He touched the lives of so many, and he helped mold so many of us into who we are today. His sense of humor was one of a kind, and he will forever hold a very special place in my heart. The alumni of St. William are mourning the loss of a very special person, along with the other children’s lives he has touched. Thank you Mr. Reker, you will forever be in our hearts!
The news was like a stab in the heart. Words cannot adequately convey just how much Dave meant to his students at St. Vivian’s; we loved him. A fine man and an incredible teacher.
My deapest condolences to the Reker family. Mr. Reker was an extraordinary person and Principal at MQH. He will always be remembered for his problem solving ability and building character in his kids. God bless!
My heart is filled with such saddness. What a wonderful man we will miss. Although we lose touch through the years the wonderful memories of the get together in the back yard with Fr. John, Mr. & Mrs. Reker and the babies (Jenny and Katie)will stay with me forever. I will never forget the support you gave my parents when Dad started his health issues. Let God help you and your family through this difficult time and may he be with you always.
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Reker. He was a great teacher. His memory will live on in my heart as well as all of his other students that had him.
Mr. Reker was my teacher when I was in 7th and 8th Grade at St. Vivian’s School. He was a very large personality and a fabulous teacher. He had very high standards of behavior and performance for his students. To this day, I am thankful for his enthusiasm for his profession and the zeal with which he taught his classes. I will keep him and his family in my prayers.