DONALD J. REINHOLD

Obituary for DONALD J. REINHOLD

Reinhold, Donald J., 95 passed away peacefully on August 27, 2020 at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace. He had lived in the Brandon and Thonotosassa area for the past year. He was originally born in Erie, Pa. on January 23, 1925. He moved to Tampa, Fla. in 1958 and to Brandon in 1961. He moved to Lenoir, North Carolina in 1970 and had resided there until his return to Brandon last year. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Norma, his brothers George and Sonny, his sons Rick, Dave and Bob, his grandson John, and his wife Joyce. He is survived by his brother Bill, three sons, Ken, Larry  and Lance as well as two step daughters Kim and Julia. He was blessed with 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Don worked in the drugstore business in Erie, Pa. at the Reinhold Pharmacy. In Florida he started at the Eckerd Drugstore in Tampa then went to Brandon and managed the Brandon Rexall Drugstore for many years, He also worked for Walgreens. While in Brandon he opened the Brandon Teen Center. It was a special place for local teens to go and listen to great music, dance and hangout. He was a devout Catholic and went to Blessed Sacrament Church in Erie, Pa., Nativity Church in Brandon and to  St. Francis in Lenoir. While in Lenoir he spent most of his time volunteering and helping out at St. Francis Church. He had a special family at St. Francis Church! He was an Army Veteran of World War II. There will be no local celebration in the Brandon Area. He will be honored at a mass at Nativity at a later date. His ashes will be sent to Lenoir for a funeral mass at St. Francis Church. It is unknown when that will occur. Subsequent burial of his ashes will take place at Black Mountain in the Veterans Park.

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09/10/2020

I have known the Reinhold family for over 50 years and feel blessed to be part of their family. When I think of Mr Reinhold I go down memory lane to the days I got to hang out at the teen center before I was a teen because Mr Reinhold let me stay in the concession area with which ever Reinhold brother was working that night while my brother was off having fun when he should of been babysitting me. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Laurie Pitts Elliott