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Charles F Reinhart, Jr.

Charles F Reinhart, Jr.

Charles F. Reinhart, 72, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 10, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Erna Weigel Reinhart, with whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Charles F. and Thelma Zink Reinhart.

Chas was a 1964 graduate of Columbia High School and a 1969 graduate of Millersville University, where he earned his Master of Arts in Education. An Eagle Scout and former little league baseball coach, his passion for teaching and working with young people continued into his professional career, where he taught biology, chemistry and physics for more than 35 years and served as the science department chairperson at Columbia High School.

After retirement in 2003, Chas continued to be involved with many Columbia High School committees, including the Columbia Education Foundation, Tide Pride, and Columbia's Athletic Hall of Fame. He also served as the school's public address announcer for football games and track meets.

Chas was a founding member and treasurer of the Keystone Record Collectors. An avid record collector and historian, he was also a disc jockey for WGAL Radio and Q106-FM, where he hosted the popular "Breakfast with the Beatles" program. Chas also authored several books about The Beatles and co-authored the book, "Jimmy Stewart: On the Air," with his wife, Erna.

Chas' interests included spending time with his grandkids, traveling, sports, snow, Chapstick and Jif peanut butter. His contagious laugh, wit and humor will be missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Jeffrey N. Reinhart, and Gregory S. Reinhart (Candace); four grandchildren, Grace D. Reinhart, Sarah E. Reinhart, Zachary A. Mulron, Benjamin B. Mulron; and brothers, Michael P. Reinhart, and David S. Reinhart (Robbin).

Funeral services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Wed., March 14, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bobby Parschauer officiating.

Friends may view at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. At the request of the family, please consider donations in Chas' memory to the Columbia Education Foundation, P.O. Box 548, Columbia, PA 17512.


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