Raymond Leroy Reinhard, Sr., 87, of Findlay passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. He was born on May 22, 1927, to the late John C. and Mildred (Tyson) Reinhard in Fostoria. He married Naomi Elizabeth Huff on October 14, 1944, and she preceded him in death on October 23, 2007.
Raymond is survived by two sons, Raymond L. (Marie) Reinhard, Jr. of Fairborn and Mark “Jake” Reinhard of Fostoria; daughter, Paula (Mike) Leonard of Findlay; grandchildren, Lori (David) Wallingford, Lisa (Dan) Smithers, Lee (Courtney) Reinhard, and Brianna Reinhard; 12 great-grandchildren; and companion, Violet Cooper.
One of his greatest loves was spending time with his family.
Also surviving him are two brothers, Arthur (Gloria) Reinhard of New Concord, OH and Roger (Barbara, dec’d) Reinhard of Fostoria; sister, Mildred “Miggie” (Ralph) Cunningham of Cygnet; sister-in-law, Marge Reinhard of Fostoria; and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond was also preceded in death by his brother, John Reinhard; and sisters, Amy (Virl) Below and Gladys “Chic” (Edward) Manke.
Raymond served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Atlas Crankshaft.
A member of the Field and Stream Bow Hunters; he greatly appreciated the outdoors, finding much enjoyment in hunting and fishing. He attended First Assembly of God, Findlay.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday (10-11 a.m.). Pastor Douglas Cooper will officiate and burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Twp., Wood County.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 124 Ash Ave., Findlay, OH 45840 or to Bridge Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.
The family would like to extend special gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Bridge Hospice Care Center who made our father’s last days peaceful and helped our family through this difficult time.
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