M. Paul Reiter

June 21, 1935 ~ October 4, 2020 (age 85)


M. Paul Reiter was born in New York City on June 21, 1935, to parents Mathias and Anna (Andersch) Reiter. His parents immigrated to the US from Europe, so Paul and his brother Walter were the first generation in the family born in the United States. Paul was a dedicated baseball player; he played first base for his high school team (AB Davis) in Mt Vernon, NY, as well as at Lafayette College, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Paul graduated in 1957 from Lafayette with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Paul enjoyed being a brother with the Chi Phi fraternity. During college he completed his ROTC training and graduated as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army. His first professional civilian employment was as an Engineer for Babcock & Wilcox Company. He was called to active military service during the latter part of 1957, and after basic officer training he was deployed to Germany to complete his two-year commitment. Paul's career as a Mechanical Engineer spanned many decades where he worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation, in Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA. He became a Manufacturer’s Rep in 1990 and enjoyed working with several power companies while he ran his own company, Thermal Power Associates. He enjoyed golfing with friends at Shannopin Country Club. He always enjoyed an impromptu card game or shooting pool with his friends and neighbors. He loved jazz and sharing his love of history with his grandchildren. He was a dedicated Pittsburgh Pirates fan and attended many games every season. Paul is survived by loving daughters Leslie (Kevin) Young of Mt. Lebanon, PA and Christine (Tony) Salah of San Mateo, CA, and by 5 grandchildren, Lucas, Jake and Karina Young, and Matthew and Noah Salah. Due to the impact of COVID 19, a memorial service will be scheduled at a future date. Memorial contributions can be made on Paul’s behalf to the UPMC Benedum Geriatrics Fund which supports the mission of caring for the elderly with dignity. Condolences accepted for the family at

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