Evangelia (Lee) Alvanitakis Reichenbach

January 13, 1947 - October 6, 2015 Newark, Delaware | Age 68 Loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother

Evangelia (Lee) Alvanitakis Reichenbach, age 68, of Newark, DE, died Tuesday October 6, 2015 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, DE.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Louis and the late Tickie (Pallos) Alvanitakis.

Lee graduated from Widener University with a Bachelor’s in Business. She retired after over 25 years of service from Scott Paper Company, headquartered in Tinicum Township where she worked first as an executive assistant then as a manager.

In her retirement she enjoyed friendship and fellowship, and practicing her faith at the New London Presbyterian Church. She loved mysteries either told through a gripping book or an exciting old film. Her favorite times were the ones spent with friends and family – talking, visiting and sharing their lives.

Survivors include two sons, John of Collegeville, PA; Louis and his wife Aimee of Northville, MI; one daughter, Michelle Sturner and her husband Don of Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, John and his wife     Kate of Newport, PA; and Michael and his wife Patti of Landenberg, PA and one grandson, James attending college in Colorado.

You are invited to visit with Lee’s family and friends from 10-11AM Monday October 12, 2015 at New London Presbyterian Church 1986 Newark Road New London Twp., PA 19352. Her funeral service will follow at 11AM. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.   Contributions in her memory may be made to New London Presbyterian Church 125 Saginaw Rd. , New London Twp., PA 19352.  Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) of West Grove. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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125 Saginaw Rd.
New London Twp., PA 19352



October 12, 2015 10-11AM New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Road
New London Twp., PA 19352

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October 12, 2015 11AM New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Road
New London Twp., PA 19352


  1. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to Louis, John, Michelle, and all of Lee’s family, in the knowledge that, although no longer with us, Lee trusted in Jesus, and is with Him, and other loved ones, in Heaven now, with no pain, nor sorrow, but only feeling unconditional love, overflowing joy, and peace, forever. It was a blessing to me to know Lee, not only as my friendly & outgoing Aunt, but also as a sister in Christ, whose change of heart and life was evident after she accepted the “good news”, the gospel, and trusted in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, and His forgiveness. My thoughts and prayer for comfort for Lee’s family at this time.

    David Reichenbach | October 12, 2015 at 1:33 PM
  2. My heart was saddened to hear of beautiful Lee’s passing. We were classmates in Ridley Twp High School class of 64 and I so remember her beautiful dark eyes so full of energy and a zeal for life. She was one of the sweetest girls I knew in our class. As I pondered my loss I read where Lee had found Jesus and my heart jumped for joy! I knew in my heart that our loss was heavens gain! Her family, and all of us privileged to have walked along side of her at sometime in our life, have the joy and expectation of knowing we will walk with her again on the streets of gold! My heart sings because this is not goodbye but only a temporary separation. My prayers are with your family Lee, for comfort as only our Lord can give.
    I would like to share these words which God gave me several years ago. May they bring your precious family peace.
    “Death is not an ending for this we all will see. For death is just a door to the room of eternity.”
    Until we meet again Lee, good night and see you in the morning!

    Bari Bair | October 10, 2015 at 7:39 PM
  3. So sorry to hear about the passing of Lee. She and I were classmates at Ridley and I remember her as being very vivacious with a twinkle in her eyes and such a beautiful smile on her face. Sorry to have lost track of her through the years but at least I know now that I will see her one day in Glory. May the Lord comfort you all. Barb

    Barbara Shoenfelt Stafford | October 10, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  4. A smile & giggle and we saw the true person that was Lee….she will always remain in my thoughts as that one classmate who loved life and all that it encompassed. So sad for her family that she has passed away & I pray for those left behind to grieve her loss. Good bye old friend, until we meet again.

    Martha Ferrell Carroll | October 10, 2015 at 12:32 PM
  5. Lee and I was class mates and she was an exciting person to be around full of energy. I am so sorry for your loss and may all the memories in some way comfort the family. God Bless

    Kathy Leon Quinn | October 10, 2015 at 10:38 AM
  6. Lee had a heart for the Lord . Blessings and comfort to her family!
    The Byrd Family

    Cathy Byrd | October 9, 2015 at 7:53 PM
  7. So sorry for your loss, pray you find comfort in happier times and memories. We went to Ridley High class of 64. Always happy and full of fun.Condolence to all family RIp friend,God Bless

    Jean (Lowe) Powers | October 9, 2015 at 5:25 PM
  8. So sorry for your loss sending sympathy to all the family. I went to Ridley Twp also, we walked home from school every day together. To young to pass away.Hope u will find comfort in remembering the good times and all good memories. God Bless you all.

    Jean Powers | October 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM
  9. Mom loved new life. Mom just LIT UP when she saw a baby or toddler. It didn’t matter if she knew you or not if you had a baby she wanted to hold it! Mom at her happiest was when around babies.
    It makes sense Mom herself would find a new life with this new family at the church. I am sure the rest of the family thanks you as I do for being there for her.
    Mom had no problem making friends everywhere she went as she was not shy about starting a conversation with just about anyone anywhere.

    Mom will be missed.

    Michelle | October 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM
  10. May God comfort your family at this time of sorrow. I knew Lee from Ridley High School where we attended school together. She was also such a kind, beautiful person. So sorry to hear of her passing. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

    Joan Smith Pepe | October 9, 2015 at 2:39 PM
  11. Lee enjoyed life. She found eternal life in Christ as she studied her Bible. We spent many hours talking with her each time she discovered
    A new principle, a new promise from the Lord, or a new way she could be a blessing to someone who was having a tough time and dealing
    with health or other issues that often result in life changing events. Lee was “a Greek”. She loved to have a good time! Lee was not perfect,
    as is true of us all. She sought the Lord, and she found him and expressed much regret in not finding Him sooner. It changed how she thought
    about life’s priorities, and it’s purpose. She is now with the Lord and eternally grateful for His forgiveness.

    If you have not found the Lord, Lee would tell you to read His love letter to all mankind, the Bible, if you will seek Him,you will find Him, and
    someday you can talk to Lee and tell her that you, like her, found the Lord too!

    Bob and Kathy Reichenbach | October 8, 2015 at 10:09 AM

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