The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 29, 2013

Glen W. Reinhart

GATX retiree, WWII vet liked travel, woodworking


- — A private service will be held for Glen W. Reinhart of Brookfield. He was greeted in heaven by his beautiful bride, Ruth, at 7:47 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, after a sudden illness in his home. He was 95.

Mr. Reinhart was born Oct. 12, 1918, at home in Niles, Ohio, a son to Kenneth L. Reinhart Sr. and Helen Mild Reinhart.

A 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School, he furthered his education by studying engineering at Ohio State University, Columbus.

Mr. Reinhart was drafted to serve our country in the Navy and proudly defended our freedom during World War II, achieving the rank of electrician’s mate third class.

Following an honorable discharge, he found employment at General American Transportation Corp.’s former Masury plant. He dedicated the next 40 years to this company before his retirement. Throughout his career, Mr. Reinhart continued studying engineering at Youngstown State University.

Glen married the former Ruth E. Couts on Sept. 13, 1940; together they would spend the next 65 years together holding hands.

His memberships included Corner House Christian Church, Hubbard Township, Trumbull County; and a past master of Free and Accepted Masons Jerusalem Lodge 19 and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 518, both Hartford.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, golfing, fishing, wintering in Florida, going to breakfast every day after he retired and traveling in his motor home with Ruth throughout the United States.

Survivors include: his daughters, Priscilla Hreha and her husband David, Titusville, Fla.; Glenda J. Reinhart, Masury; Joyce Tice and her husband Gary, Naples, Fla.; and Andrea Herzberger and her husband Kurt, Masury; his sister, Dorothy Bombeck, Brookfield; and his nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition of his wife, Ruth, who passed Nov. 12, 2005, he was preceded in death by twin daughters, Cora and Helen; his great-great-grandson, Garin; his brothers, William Reinhart and Kenneth Reinhart Jr.; and his sister, Marjory “Sis” Deichler.

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions may be made in Glen’s memory to Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, OH 44425; or The Village School of Naples, 6000 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples, FL 34109.


Glen W., 95, Brookfield.

Calling hours: In accordance to his wishes, no calling hours will be scheduled.

Service: A private service will be held in his honor.

Laid to rest: Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Arrangements by BRICELAND FUNERAL SERVICE LLC, 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield.