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Joseph David Reff

April 9, 1954 — May 12, 2022

Joseph David Reff, age 68, of Cleveland, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Born on April 9, 1954, he was raised in Depaulville (Watertown), NY, he was the son of the late Paul Reff and Margaret Tabolt Reff.

Mr. Reff was a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served from 1976 to 1982. He was stationed at Elmmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska then in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While serving, he received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal (May 3, 1976 - April 18, 1982) the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He retired from the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

In addition to his parents, Paul Reff and Margaret Tabolt Reff, he was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Ludlow; brother, Richard Reff; brothers-in-law, Johnny Hansson, Hank Chisamore, and Dale Phelps; and his sister-in-law, Carol Reff.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of over 45 years, Rebecca "Becky" Rieves Reff; children, Eric Reff and his wife, Racheal, Zach Reff and his wife, Lauren, and Alicia Bennett and her husband, David; his grandchildren, Brantley, Abby, Seth, and Lily; siblings, Gary Reff, Tom Reff and his wife, Mary, Dianne Hansson, Rose Ludlow and her husband, Ernie, Shirley Chisamore, Ron Reff and his wife, Mary, Gail Countryman and her husband, Ed, Mike Reff, Lynn Phelps, Pat Reff, Janey Spry and her husband, Mike, Phil Reff, Paula Hamlin; and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of Mr. Reff and his family, no services will be held at this time.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, www.donate3.cancer.org., 1-800-227-2345.

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family of Mr. Reff.

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