Chad A. Painter, 27, Missoula, Mont., formerly of Reiffton died Sept. 15 in Bonner, Mont.Born in West Reading, he was a son of Mark L. Painter, Birdsboro and Jean L. (Hermann) Painter, Avondale.

Painter was a 1998 graduate of Exeter High School and was a journalism major at the University of Montana in Missoula.

He was a member of Reformed Lutheran Church, Reiffton.

Painter played in a fast-pitch baseball league with the Clinton Clowns and in a golf league while in Montana.

He loved writing poetry and was an artist; and an outdoors-man who enjoyed fishing and hiking.

He was a fanatic for Penn State football, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kyle E., Exeter Township; and a sister, Molly E., Baltimore.

Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, H. Paul and Betty M. Painter, Birdsboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Exeter scholarship fund in memory of Chad A. Painter, 201 E. 37th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606.

A memorial service will be held October 6 at 10:30 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro.

Interment will be private in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

The arrangements were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave., Mount Penn.

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