Ilion Alumni Pharmacist

Benjamin Reape - IHS 1961

November 2020

By Aileen Carney Sweeney

 

Benjamin Reape Albany College of Pharmacy Graduation 1969

Bernard 'Ben' Reape - IHS 1961 - Pharmacist

Bernard 'Ben' Reape was born, December 23, 1943, the son of the Gerald and Bernice Reape. When he was only 3 years old, Ben tragically lost his father to a fishing tragedy. Gerald Reape, along with four other fisherman, drowned in Stillwater reservoir. Their boat capsized during a thunderstorm. Gerald Reape left his mother, his wife the former Bernice Flathers, Ilion; two sons, Gerald, 7, and Bernard, 3; and one daughter, Betty Janes, 5. Ben was raised by his mother and his step-father, James F. Rolchigo. Ben graduated from Ilion High School in 1961. During summers of his college years, Ben worked for the Village of Ilion Recreation Program as swimming pool director. He also served two full years in the U.S. Navy before being discharged in 1963. He was engaged to Miss Dianne Shuhart of Herkimer in June 1966. He graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1969. Ben made his residence in Newport, New Hartford and finally in the warmth of Deland, FL.

 

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Yearbook 1969 - page 47 - Bernard J. Reape
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Commencement 1969 - page 4 - Benjamin James Reape
Five Bodies Recovered - June 12, 1947 - Lowville NY Journal Republican 1947-1949 00096_2.pdf - fultonhistory.com
Ilion Summer Recreation Program Set, Name Staff - June 14, 1960 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1960 01525.pdf - fultonhistory.com
Recreation Staff Set for Summer - June 3, 1965 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1965 01602.pdf - fultonhistory.com
Ilion Swimming Pool Schedule Set for Season - June 27, 1967 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1967 01955.pdf- fultonhistory.com
No Dogs Allowed - August 6, 1965 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1965 02291.pdf
Shuhart-Reape Engagement - June 22, 1966 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1966 01937.pdf - fultonhistory.com
Will Graduate As Pharmacist - June 2, 1969 - Herkimer NY Evening Telegram 1969 01981.pdf - fultonhistory.com
Gerald John "Jerry" Reape IHS 1957 Obituary - November 27, 1997 - ilionalumni.com
Gerald Reape - his father - St. Agnes Cemetery - findagrave.com


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