Charles Owen Reis

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Charles Owen Reis October 8, 1921 – May 27, 2008 Life-long Torrance & City of LA resident, Charles Reis, passed away on Tuesday May 27th at age 86. He was taken to Harbor General Hospital after being struck by a car while walking to the Torrance Farmer's Market. Services will be at Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance. Rosary at 7 pm on Wednesday June 4th and funeral mass at 10 am Thursday June 5th. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Reception immediately following at Nativity Annex. Charles was a devout Catholic, devoted family man, and brilliant electrical engineer. He enjoyed bicycling, hiking, and was a trolley and train aficionado. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann Reis of Torrance, CA, daughter Rose Reis-Jackson, son-in-law James Jackson, granddaughter Ryan Aurora Jackson of St. Paul, MN, and son Gregory Reis of Lee Vining, CA.

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  1. Thank you for the kind words and blessings sent to our family over the last few weeks. The prayers, flowers and cards have been a real support to us, just knowing how many souls my dad touched. On behalf of our family, our deepest appreciation of your sympathies.

  2. Dear Mary Ann, We are so sorry to hear of Charles’ accident and greatly saddened that we will no longer see Charles at church. May God grant you the strength to help you through this difficult time in the loss of your spouse. God bless you. Sincerely, Jim & Marilyn Lynch

  3. Dear Mary Ann, I was very saddened to hear of Charles’ passing. May you find peace in Our Lord and Savior. Sincerely, Pat (from Bonnie’s Tuesday/Thursday class)

  4. Mary Ann, So sorry to hear of Charles passing. I enjoyed working with him at the City. having the level of faith he had I am sure he is lighting up heaven now.

  5. Dear Mary Ann, My sincere condolences go to you and your family. Trudy Bakels Bonnie’s aerobics class

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