Paula (Stein) Reece 1939-2019


Paula (Stein) Reece of Mineola passed away suddenly on the morning of Aug. 7, 2019.

She was a woman of faith, and she was an avid reader and a highly accomplished cook. She was a gardener from whom many people benefited. She was a lover of competitive sports; especially Cubs baseball. We will miss her fiery spirit, her unwavering loyalty, her sharp wit, and her attention to detail – especially with the recipes she relished to share with others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marian Stein of Akron, Ohio; and brothers, Daniel Stein and Bradley Stein, also of Akron.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Donald Reece; her brother, Robert G. Stein; daughters, Carla (David) and Cynthia (James); sons, John (Rhonda), and Carl; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

A small family service has taken place. If you would like to honor her memory, she would have appreciated a donation to your local food bank in her name.