Richard Reinhart

Obituary of Richard Ferrell Reinhart

STOW - Richard (Dick) Ferrell Reinhart went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at age 84. He resided at Stow-Glen Retirement Village and was well cared for during the last three years. Rich was born in Akron and lived most of his life in the Stow area. The most important aspect of his life was being a member and part of the family of Stow Community United Church of Christ since 1950. Upon joining the church, he began sharing his musical talents in the Chancel Choir, and continued in 2010 as he also became a member of the newly formed Chimes Choir. He served many terms on church council, including five years as Moderator. He was honored with the "Jack Humbert Lay Ministry Award" in 2013. He also held membership in the Wampum Investment Club in Stow from 1990 - 2017. After graduating from Stow High School in 1954 as valedictorian, Rich received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. His work career included development engineer at Goodrich Chemical in Avon Lake, Norton Company in Stow and Akron. He also managed investment accounts for various individuals from 1985 to the end of the bull market in 2000. Rich was an avid sports fan, especially of the Stow Bulldogs .... and loved to "talk sports" with anyone who shared his interests. Rich was preceded in death by parents, Milton and Billie Reinhart. He is survived by brother, Dave (Nancy) Reinhart, of Stow; sister, Robyn (Bill) VonGunten, of Dayton; several nieces and nephews, and his church family. A memorial Service will be held at a later date. In memory of our brother . . . hug a loved one, call a friend, listen to a child, and say a prayer. Memorial donations may be made to Stow Community United Church of Christ, 1567 Pilgrim Drive, Stow, OH 44224.
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