Kenneth Reinhart, Jr.
Kenneth G. Reinhart, Jr. of Gettysburg, PA, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Village of Laurel Run. Ken was born in Scranton, PA, on Sept. 9, 1922, the son of the late Kenneth G., Sr. and Leona (Rebhorn) Reinhart.
He was a 1940 graduate of Wyalusing High School and a 1949 graduate of Ursinus College. Ken served proudly with the U. S. Army during World War II and retired as a Major with the United States Air Force Reserve in 1982 after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the Gettysburg United Methodist Church, 60-year member of the Gettysburg Lions and a past district governor. He was also a member of American Legion Post 202 in Gettysburg and a member of the club’s World War II Last Man’s Club.
Ken’s professional career started in 1949 as an Assistant Bank Examiner with FDIC. In 1952, he became Gettysburg Joint School District’s Business Manager and Board Secretary until 1964. He became a branch manager and salesman of mutual funds from 1964 to 1965. In 1966, he was appointed to the position of Business Management Advisor and Chief Division of Food Services with the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Harrisburg. From 1974 until his retirement in 1980, he was Administrative Assistant for Management Services for Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12.
He is survived by his wife, Edith P. (Parry) Reinhart; a son, William E. Reinhart of Vienna, VA; three daughters, Deborah L. Reinhart of New Holstein, WI, Patricia L. Murren of New Oxford, PA and Nancy E. Routch of Boiling Springs, PA; three sisters, Mary Kennison of Wyalusing, PA, Jane Glenn of Fort Collins, CO and Carol Laudermilch of Bloomsburg, PA; 13 grandchildren, Ian Geiser of West Chester, PA, Joshua Geiser of Appleton, WI, Adrian Geiser of Marina del Ray, CA, Jesse Murren of York, PA, Jonathan Murren of Hanover, PA, Joseph Murren of New Oxford, PA, Nathan, Adam, Eric, April and Emily Reinhart, all of Vienna, VA, Jordan and Allison Routch, both of Pittsburgh, PA, and four great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Bentley Geiser of Appleton, WI and Alexander and Lydia Murren of York, PA.
A memorial service to celebrate Ken’s life was held on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. from the Gettysburg United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Friday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
A private burial took place in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, on Sunday, May 26 with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Gettysburg United Methodist Church, Attn: Building Fund, 30 West High St., Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com. The Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.