Fr. Virgil Reischman 78 of Miltonsburg, Ohio passed away Monday December 6, 2021 at Stellar Care Center Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born July 3, 1943 in Miltonsburg, Ohio a son of the late Raymond “Jimmy” Reischman and Edith Kress Reischman.
He attended St. Sylvester School in Woodsfield, Ohio from grade 1 through grade 8. Virgil chose to enter the Seminary after grade school and spent 12 years of education at St. John Vianney Seminary in Bloomingdale, Ohio. Virgil also took many classes at the College of Steubenville and finished up with a degree in American History, a Licentiate degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and became a certified teacher.
After Ordination in 1969, Father Virgil began to teach History at Seton Central High School in Lafferty, Ohio. He then was chosen to be the principal of St. John Grade School in Bellaire, Ohio. The next year he was assigned as principal of St. Joseph Central High School in Ironton, Ohio.
Through the years he became the pastor of St. Stanislaus Church in Maynard, Ohio, St. Joseph in Fairpoint and St. Elizabeth Church in Crescent, Ohio. After 13 years he was called to be the Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Amsterdam, Ohio and then Pastor of Assumption Church in Barnesville and St. Mary’s Church in Temperanceville. In 2006 he was named the Pastor of St. John the Baptist in Churchtown.
Father Reischman spent several years working as an EMT at Maynard, Amsterdam, and became the leader of the Emergency Department of EMS in Barnesville, Ohio. He received two Above and Beyond the Call of Duty commendations.
Father Reischman taught 5th – 8th grade Religion to students at St. John Central School five days a week. He was the head golf coach for 3 years
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother Raymond who died at birth, an infant nephew James Michael Reischman, and sister-in-law Joan Reischman.
He is survived by his sister Barbara Reischman of Woodsfield, two brothers Roger (Pat) Reischman of Barnesville, and Dale Reischman of Glendale, Arizona, niece and nephews Chris Reischman, Michael (Kristy) Reischman, Joey Reischman, Terra Reischman Butler, and six great niece and nephews Ryan, Taylor, Luke, Aiden, Michael Jr., and Katy, also surviving are two people without whom Virgil could not have remained in his home, their love, dedication and constant help have made them more family then friends, Ernie Ferguson and Teresa McMillan, and his special cats Rocket and Beth.
Private services will be held with burial to follow in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery Miltonsburg, Ohio. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangement by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio.
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