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Joseph Reyes

Dr. Joseph M. Reyes

June 13, 1953 March 15, 2021

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On Monday, March 15, 2021, Dr. Jose Manuel Reyes II, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 67 after a brave and arduous battle against cancer.

Jose was born on June 13, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ida Laborde and Dr. Jose Manuel Reyes. His father was a physician in the military and Jose grew up in many locations across the States and Puerto Rico. During childhood, Jose loved music and science. These passions led him to pursue a career in medicine.

In 1978, Jose graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Temple University School of Medicine. While studying at Temple, he met the love of his life, Dr. Magdalena Wiltz. They married on June 18, 1977. They eventually settled in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where they raised two children, Dr. Jose Manuel Reyes III, and Dr. Magdalena Maria Reyes.

Early in his medical career he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology at Temple University School of Medicine and his original research using the electron microscope was published in several peer-reviewed journals. Jose retired from a successful thirty-year career in anatomical and clinical pathology in 2007. Prior to retirement, he worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and at Quest Diagnostics.

Jose was a Renaissance man. With the mind of an engineer, he studied higher level mathematics and computer programming alongside his work in medicine. At home he was often found breathing life back into broken appliances and tinkering with electronics. At other times he enjoyed remodeling bathrooms and landscaping his yard. One of his final projects entailed using stones to outline his tree beds with the help of his grandchildren. As a musician, he sang, played the piano and guitar, and loved many forms of music ranging from the Baroque period to The Beatles. He had a knack for naming classical pieces by composer and key. In high school along with his brother, he composed music, some of which was played on radio stations in Puerto Rico. He was also a fan of fine art and was particularly fascinated by impressionistic works.

Jose’s favorite memories were of travelling the world with his beloved wife of forty-three years. One of his last overseas trips was to Jerusalem where he explored the Holy Land. It was a transformative trip for him and one which helped renew his faith in God and in the Church. This was a great comfort to him in his final months.

When Jose was not travelling or exploring his hobbies, his greatest pleasures were with his family and friends, especially during the Christmas season. Jose loved setting up the Christmas tree, enjoying homecooked holiday meals, and reading The Night Before Christmas to his family.

Jose was predeceased by his father. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena, his son, Jose and his wife Carolyn, his daughter, Maggie and her husband Chris, and his grandchildren Luci, Willie, Brandon and Ryan. He is also survived by his family in Puerto Rico: his mother, Ida, his brother, Cesar, and his three sisters, Ida, Sylvia and Maritza.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am to 11am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (235 E State St, Doylestown, PA) followed by a funeral mass at 11am. The burial will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Doylestown Cemetery (215 E Court St, Doylestown, PA) following the funeral mass.

The family would like to give their sincere thanks to the teams at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, MossRehab, and Doylestown Health Home Care and Hospice Services for their outstanding care and support over the last two years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center and Doylestown Health Home Care and Hospice Care Services.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    235 East State Street
    Doylestown, PA
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    Saturday, March 20, 2021
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    235 East State Street
    Doylestown, PA
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    Saturday, March 20, 2021
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 |
    Doylestown Cemetery
    215 E. Court Street
    Doylestown, PA
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    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Mayda Ortiz

Magda, querida amiga,
Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están contigo en este momento de tanto dolor por el fallecimiento de tu querido esposo. Recibe nuestras más sentidas condolencias extendidas a las dos familias.
Que el amor de Dios, la bondad y el apoyo de familiares y amigos y los lindos recuerdos de las ocasiones que compartieron juntos durante los 43 años de feliz matrimonio te den el consuelo y la fortaleza que necesitas para seguir adelante. Que su alma descanse en paz.
Un fuerte y sentido abrazo,
Mayda y Heriberto Ortiz
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