Donald R. Reinhart VIRGINIA BEACH - June 17, 2009 marks the day that this truly remarkable man lost his battle with cancer and transitioned to heaven. Don lived 80.5 fulfilling and happy years. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 1951, majoring in chemical engineering. After marrying Jean E. Koch, he moved to Maryland and spent 43 years developing and selling industrial paint finishes. Don and Jean were happily married for 53 years before she passed away in 2005. Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach became his home in 2006. Don was dedicated to the community and served on the board as a resident director. Last year he humbly received the honor of "Resident of the Year." Don took great pleasure in helping others. He celebrated life daily, maximized every moment, and enjoyed the beach and traveling. His passion was collecting and repairing antique clocks. Kite flying was an avid year-round pursuit. His nicknames included "Kite Man" and "Father Time." Don's fascination with the world along with his wit and wisdom will long be remembered. Many will cherish Don's memory including Donna Reinhart-Bourgelas (daughter) and her husband Tom; and Scott Reinhart (son) and his wife Marcia; grandchildren are Jamie Morningstar (and her husband Steve), and Ryan and Jake Cahill; great-grandchildren are Samuel, Benjamin and Alexandra Morningstar and Anthony Sands. Of special mention is Don's dear Friend, Louise Wilson. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Challenge Day, 2520 Stanwell Drive No. 160, Concord, CA 94520 or at www.challengeday.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on 6/21/2009
1 Donald R. Reinhart, d. June 17, 2009 Virginia Beach, VA
Jean E. Koch, d. 2005.
2 Donna Reinhart-Bourgelas (daughter) and her husband Tom
2 Scott Reinhart (son) and his wife Marcia
Social Security Death Index
Name: Donald R. Reinhart
Last Residence: 23454 Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia
Born: 12 Dec 1928
Died: 17 Jun 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
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