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Michael Franklin Reicherter

Michael Franklin Reicherter passed away May 2, 2022 at Paoli (PA) Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 19, 1966. While attending Valley Forge Military Junior College he was a member of the choir earning an associate degree. He then went on to graduate from Frankford School of Nursing and worked at various hospitals in California. For the last 12 years, Michael enjoyed working with his friends and co-workers in the operating room at Paoli Hospital.

Michael always enjoyed swimming. He was a member of the George Washington High School swim team, competed in mini-triathlons, and was a lifeguard on the Cape May (NJ) Beach Patrol for 25 years. His heart was always with his community in Cape May where he would spend every available free moment with friends and family. Michael had a unique sense of humor and was always up for a good time. He continually found a way to enjoy himself and brought a smile to everyone in his various walks of life.

 Michael was preceded in death by his father, Francis James Reicherter. He is     survived by his mother Lenora, brother Frank, sister-in-law Anne, nephew   Franky, niece Sofia, three aunts, and his numerous cousins.

The Reicherter family and friends will be celebrating the life of Michael Reicherter with a memorial service. Please join us on June 18, 2022 on South Philadelphia Beach in Cape May NJ, at 6:00 pm. Please bring your prayers, thoughts, memories, beach chair and stories of Slug to share. 

 For those who would like to provide support to the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation in Michael’s name.

    If you would like to make a donation to the Cannone Scholarship Fund at the Cape May Beach Patrol-Benevolent Association in Michael’s memory.

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Michael was an awesome guy who always made work more enjoyable. His presence will be greatly missed in the Paoli OR and there is a definite sadness walking through the doors now knowing that we will not see him again. I will cherish my memories with him.
Rest in the sweetest peace for you are longer in pain or suffering.

Hayley Falco May 14 2022 5:08 PM

Marcy Kowalchuk lit a candle for Michael Franklin Reicherter

Marcy Kowalchuk May 13 2022 1:17 PM

Anne Reicherter (Mike's Sis in law) lit a candle for Michael Franklin Reicherter

Anne Reicherter (Mike's Sis in law) May 13 2022 1:14 PM

Beth Kadyszewski lit a candle for Michael Franklin Reicherter

Beth Kadyszewski May 13 2022 12:49 PM

Jackie (Memis) DiGiorgio lit a candle for Michael Franklin Reicherter

Jackie (Memis) DiGiorgio May 13 2022 8:14 AM

This news was very hard to take. I always looked forward to seeing Mike in the OR at Paoli. My deepest condolences to his family.

Gone but not forgotten.

Andy Hohl May 11 2022 7:42 PM

Jean lit a candle for Michael Franklin Reicherter

Jean May 11 2022 8:17 AM

Mike had an infectious personality… he was kind and a wealth of knowledge (and humor most importantly). His one liners in the locker room are what I will remember most.He made a lot of long days in the OR tolerable with his genuine spirit. Always a pleasure sharing the same space. He will be missed and never forgotten.

Sleep peacefully bro

To the the family… may you be given the peace that surpasses all understanding

Dennis Jackson May 10 2022 6:50 PM

Michael was such a beloved member of our OR team at Paoli Hospital. He was always quick to smile and share his genuine warmth. He was a dear friend. And he will be missed profoundly.

Matthew Budway May 10 2022 3:12 PM

Matthew Budway May 10 2022 3:09 PM