CARVER – Reginald W. Belcher Jr., 78, of Carver, who worked in the Patriot Ledger composing room for 38 years, died Wednesday [November 19, 2003] at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth.
Mr. Belcher retired as an assistant foreman in the composing room.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Marine Raiders, the Marine Corps League and the VFW. Born and raised in Braintree, he lived in Braintree, Whitman and Weymouth for many years before moving to Carver 25 years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rose M. (Mercurio) Belcher; a son, Reginald W. Belcher III of Quincy; two daughters, Gina Reyes and Annie Allred, both of California; three brothers, James Belcher of Virginia, John Belcher of Plymouth and William Belcher of Florida; three sisters, Mary D’Andrea of Weymouth, Lillian Bryan of California and Kathleen Rudack of South Boston; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Edith Stein Church, 71 East Main St., Brockton. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton.