Obituary: Daniel Norman Reissig
Daniel “Dan” Norman Reissig of Montclair, a longtime editor in Morgan Stanley's research department and a Scouting leader in the township, died in his home on Thursday, March 3. He was 89.
Born in 1932 in Brooklyn, Mr. Reissig was the son of the late Rev. Dr. Herman F. Reissig and Annette Beyer Reissig.
He graduated from Montclair High School in 1950 and attended Oberlin College and Drew University before enlisting in the Army, where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War era. Upon returning he attended Columbia University.
Mr. Reissig worked as an editor in the research department of Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter Reynolds) for 32 years.
He and Katherine “Kim” McKechnie married in 1963 in Manhattan. The couple moved to Montclair in 1966, where they raised five children.
Mr. Reissig served the community as the cubmaster of Pack 5 for over 20 years and as an assistant scout leader for Troop 12 of Montclair. His work with the Cub Scouts for Montclair’s Fourth of July parades was legendary. He was also an active member and deacon at Union Congregational Church in Montclair.
The couple retired to Brackney, Pennsylvania, in 2006, where they spent a glorious 14 years and became a part of the community of First Congregational Church in Binghamton, New York. An avid wordsmith, Mr. Reissig donated his time editing sermons for the clergy at the church.
The couple returned to Montclair in 2020 to be closer to family.
Mr. Reissig is survived by his wife, Kim (McKechnie) Reissig; two sons, Kit and Fritz (Jessica) Reissig; two daughters, Sarah Kate Céspedes (Osvaldo Céspedes Bonilla) and Beth; four grandchildren, Cassie (Reissig) Pope, Gregory Reissig, Máximo Céspedes and Joaquín Céspedes; a great-grandson, Grayson Pope, and two nephews, Fred (Rosalie) Reissig and Andrew (Christine) Reissig.
He was predeceased by a son, Matthew, and his brother, Richard.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were by O’Boyle Funeral Home in Bloomfield.