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.
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.
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.
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.
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.