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David Scott Reichert, 67 – Educator and Coach

David Scott Reichert, 67, of Pottsville passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Lehigh High Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

Born in Pottsville on March 23, 1953, he was the son of the late Lamar C. and Dorothy Malinda (Coleman) Reichert.

He was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School (1971) and Penn State University (1975) with high distinction. Before retiring he was employed by Berks County IU #14, Schuylkill County IU #29, and Creature Feature as a presenter.

Coach Reichert enjoyed coaching baseball, basketball and softball for local area teams. He was the basketball coach of Pottsville Boys League Elementary and Middle School Division, St. Pats, St. Johns, Mary Queen of Peace, Nativity Freshmen, Pottsville Area JV Freshman and Junior High, Girls 8th Grade Pottsville Area, Anthracite Action. He was also the coordinator for Hoopfest and Pottsville Recreation. He was also very involved in baseball, coaching Pottsville Rotary L.L. for 30 years, Yuengling’s manager and coach, league President and umpire-in-chief, Minor League Commissioner, found of Pottsville Pythons, Cooperstown Dreams Park Traveling Team, and Pottsville Area JV Softball Coach.

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He received the award for Excellence in Education, Annie Sullivan by Warner Cable which was presented by IU #29.

Scott was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed eBay and live auctions. He was a member of Yorkville Hose Co. 1 and PSEA-NEA Educational Associations. He was also an avid animal lover, he especially loved his dogs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patricia Lynn (Frank) Reichert; sons, Brandon, Zachary husband of Courtney Paige, Travis husband of Kory; daughter, Shannon wife of Jason Mollick; grandchildren, Trevor, Alisha, Jayden, Elliot Jack Reichert; sister, Janie Hughes.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5 PM-9 PM on Friday, March 12 at Pottsville Zone, 337 Peacock St., Pottsville. Family and friends may call Thursday, March 11 from 5 PM until 9 PM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Coach Reichert Memorial Scholarship Fund, CACL Federal Credit Union, 1800 W Market St, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Please visit SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the Reichert family.

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