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Heart Attack Claims Reberger’s Son

John Philip Reberger Jr., the son of Phil and Nancy Reberger of Boise, died Saturday of a sudden heart attack near his home in Los Angeles. He leaves a wife and two young sons. Phil Reberger, 71, was chief of staff to former U.S. Sen. Steve Symms, R-Idaho, and Gov. and U.S. Sen. Dirk Kempthorne. Reberger’s management of the 1980 Symms campaign against four-term Democratic Sen. Frank Church is considered one of the most important GOP victories in Idaho history. He now works as a lobbyist at Sullivan & Reberger, with his partner, Patrick Sullivan. Reberger’s son, who went by John, graduated from Boise High School, the University of Virginia and Pepperdine University, where he earned an MBA last year. John Reberger was working out at a gym when he suffered a heart attack/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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