2018-02-08 / Obituaries

Lewis Reinhart, Jr.

February 6, 2018


Lewis Reinhart, Jr. Lewis Reinhart, Jr. Lewis H. Reinhart, Jr., 88, of Laceyville, (formerly of Wyalusing), passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2018 at The Gardens in Tunkhannock, PA.

Lew was born on Aug. 15, 1929 in Columbia, PA, the son of the late Lewis H. Reinhart, Sr. and Mildred Schlotthauer Cranford.

He was a graduate of Columbia High School with the Class of 1947 and Franklin and Marshall College with the Class of 1956 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Lewis served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany.

Lewis married the former Jean M. O’Donnell on June 28, 1953 and together they raised two sons. He was employed as an Accountant with the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Insurance Company from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.

He was a member and past officer of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. He was a member of the Board of Directors of PS Bank. He has further dedicated himself in the service to the membership of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club and to the PA Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. He was also a past board member and treasurer of the Wyalusing Public Library and past president of the Wyalusing Industrial Development Corporation. He had led the United Way Campaign for many years. Lew was a charter member and past president and treasurer of the Wyalusing Lions Club, served as a past president and member of the Wyalusing Area School District, and was a member of the board of directors with the Wyalusing Municipal Authority as well as serving as treasurer for a number of years.

Lewis generously contributed his energies to the welfare of the community in many ways. He originated the Wyalusing minor league in the 1960s for youth baseball and coached teener baseball for many years in the 60s. Lew loved the sport of tennis and was an avid game participant and spent hours teaching the finer points of the sport to area youngsters. He loved to travel with his wife. Together, they have been to

Germany and to every state in the

Continental U.S.

They enjoyed spending their summer vacations in Stone

Harbor, NJ and winters for the last 26 years in St. Augustine, FL.

In addition to his wife of nearly 65 years, Jean Reinhart, he is survived by his sons, Stephen

Reinhart and his wife, Eliza Fuhrey of Laceyville and Timothy Reinhart and his wife, Christine of Montgomery, PA; his grandchildren, Jena Norkus and her husband,

Christopher and their daughter, Zoey of Pottsville, PA, Zachary Reinhart and his fiancée, Lesley Parrish of Pittsburgh, PA, and Matthew Reinhart of Montgomery, PA.

He is also survived by his twin brother, Frederick Reinhart and his wife, Joanne of Wyalusing; his sister-in-law, Katie O’Donnell of White Haven, PA; half-brother, Thomas Reinhart of Wyomissing, PA, and nieces and nephews, Glen and Nicole Reinhart of New York City, Emily Reinhart of Missoula, MT, Susanne Daily of Marietta, PA, and Pam and Joe Wright of Columbia, PA.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gordon Cranford; his stepmother, Marie Reinhart; his half-brother, Charles Reinhart, and his beloved grandson, Jason Charles Reinhart.

Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, on Friday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

A Military Honors Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and will be conducted by members of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.

A Service to Witness to the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard of the church officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery.

Lew always said “flowers are for the living,” and memorial donations can be made to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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