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Obituary: Lifelong Brewster Resident Dies

Beecher Funeral Home provided the following obituary.

John G. Reinhardt, of Brewster, died with his family by his side on Saturday in Carmel, at the age of 85.

He was born March 31, 1927 in Brewster, son of the late John M. and Catherine (Eisenla) Reinhardt. Mr. Reinhardt was a lifelong resident of Brewster, a graduate of Brewster High Schooland a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Church. John married Patricia Mahoney, the love of his life, on June 21, 1951 in New York City. She pre-deceased John in September 2000.

John was a member of the Brewster Veterans of Foreign Wars, a New York Telephone Pioneer and a former Rotary member. He was a proud US Navy veteran serving in the military from 1945 to 1954.

John had a passion for playing golf and hunting and he was an avid traveler. He was employed by the New York Telephone Company in White Plains for more than 36 years as a district manager. But most of all he will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and friends.

John is survived by his loving children: daughter Dory Burdick (Pete Gannon) of Brewster, sons John Reinhardt (Lisa) of Pine Bush, James Reinhardt (Christy) of Pawling and Stephen Reinhardt (Denise) of Brewster; his cherished grandchildren Sean Burdick and Jenna Burdick of Brewster, Lindsay Burdick-Witts of Carmel, Samantha Reinhardt Pine Bush, Stephen Reinhardt, Jessica Reinhardt and John Reinhardt of Brewster; and also his brother Joseph Reinhardt of Carmel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church (on Prospect Street in Brewster). Interment will follow at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery. Family may receive friends at Beecher Funeral Home (located on Putnam Avenue in Brewster, 845-279-3615) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 26). 

He will be greatly missed.

At the family's request, in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to an organization for special needs children that John's son Jim and his wife Christy founded and run out of Pawling. It's called 'Crew's Voice. John's youngest grandchild has a diagnosis of autism. Crew's Voice offers all types of sports and outings for special needs children and their families. It is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization.

Thank you from all the Reinhardt family members.

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