Daniel S. Reese, 33, Sun assistant editorDaniel S. Reese...

October 29, 1997

Daniel S. Reese, 33, Sun assistant editor

Daniel S. Reese, assistant business editor of The Sun, died of complications of leukemia Tuesday at his Dickeyville residence. He was 33.

Mr. Reese was responsible for assigning reporters to stories and directing their work. Because he worked at night, he also was responsible for the final content and placement of stories in the business section.

"Dan Reese was a first-rate editor, a genial colleague and a steadfast friend," said John E. McIntyre, chief of The Sun's news copy desk. "His good humor and courage never failed, and everyone who knew him feels a terrible pang of loss."

Mr. Reese joined The Sun as a copy editor in 1989. He was named assistant business editor in 1994.

He began his newspaper career as a reporter and copy editor for the Columbia Missourian in 1985 and joined the staff of the Memphis Business Journal in Tennessee the next year, covering downtown redevelopment, urban issues and city and county government.

Mr. Reese was born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Memphis. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1986.

He enjoyed building model railroad equipment and reading, and was a St. Louis Cardinals and Orioles fan.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Road in Dickeyville.

He is survived by his wife of four years, Beth Gregory; a son, Daniel Pierce Reese; his parents, James and Velma Reese of Memphis; two brothers, Jim Reese of Knoxville, Tenn., and John Reese of Jackson, Miss.; and three sisters, Mary Beth Knutson, Karen Reese and Elaine Reese, all of Memphis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dan Reese Endowment Fund, Office of Development, 76D Gannett Hall, University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo. 65211. George Mitchell Stump Riepe Jr., president of a Cockeysville specialty chemical and chemical distribution business and an avid sailor, died of cancer Sunday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 49 and lived in Monkton.

He was president of the Warner-Graham Co., a third-generation family business that was established by his maternal grandfather on President Street in Baltimore in 1921. The firm originally was a naval stores business and later became a distributor of retail chemical products, such as Oriole Turpentine, and solvents.

Mr. Riepe joined the company in 1972 and guided it into specialty chemicals, custom chemical blends, monomers and polymers for specialty applications.

He was also president of Riepe Industries, a real estate holding company.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing the Meander, his 44-foot sailboat. He also participated in ocean racing.

He was the 34th commodore of the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, a member of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake and past commodore of Windjammers of the Chesapeake.

Born and raised in Guilford, Mr. Riepe was a 1966 graduate of Gilman School and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore in 1972.

He was a former vestryman and senior warden and lay reader of St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton Road and Old York Road, Monkton, where a memorial service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Mary Semple; a son, Alexander Mitchell Riepe, a student at James Madison University; a daughter, Melissa Prince Riepe, a student at Skidmore College; his parents, George M.S. Riepe Sr. and Frances Warner Riepe of Monkton; a brother, Frank Warner Riepe of Sudbury, Mass.; and a sister, Kathryn Riepe Chambers of Baltimore.

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