The service now provides meat, cheese, vegetables, fruit and other staples to about 450 families each month, Spann said. The purchases are made at Philadelphia Food Bank and the West Chester State Purchasing Program with money donated by local businesses, churches and individual contributors.
Mrs. Reiter was born and reared in Coatesville and graduated from West Chester University in the 1920s.
She also helped found the Coatsville Town Watch and was a life member of the Coatesville and Main Line chapters of Hadassah and was a member of Beth Israel Synagogue in Uwchlan Township and its sisterhood.
Mrs. Reiter was a member of the Jewish Federations of Greater Philadelphia and Delaware and Chester Counties, the national American Friends of Technion and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
During World War II, she served as a Gray Lady volunteer at the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center. She was inducted into the Coatesville Area Hall of Fame for community services.
During her early years, she became a partner in the family owned Chertok's Co., a furniture, appliance and carpeting store in Coatesville. She remained associated with the business until her death.
After marrying Oscar Reiter in the 1950s, she moved to San Francisco, where they operated a furniture store until his death in 1970. She moved to Martins Run in 1986.
She is survived by stepsons Leonard Reiter and Seymour Reiter, a sister, and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Martins Run, 11 Martins Run, Media. Burial will be in Beth Israel Cemetery, Coatesville.