Dr. James Reiff, 81

Dr. James Reiff, age 81, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers.
He was born March 17, 1935, in Chicago, a son of the late Nathan and Frieda (Shertz) Reiff.
James spend the majority of his life in the Michiana area, settling in Sturgis 22 years ago.
He worked as a doctor for many years in the family practice. Later in life, he found that his true passion was working as a doctor in the mental health and addictions field.
In James’ free time, he enjoyed music, travel and learning.
Surviving are his children, Greg Reiff of Bonita Springs, Fla., James (Caryn) S. Reiff, II of Issaquah, Wash., Cynthia (Hayato) Nakamura of Phoenix and Jeffery (Dee) Reiff of Renton, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Lyons of New York.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of James Reiff will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant Ave., Sturgis. Retired Pastor Robert Keim will officiate.
The Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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