Richard "Dick" Reinhart, 80, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2017, surrounded by family. Born July 18, 1937, in Newport, NH; son of the late Alvin and Marguerite (Pollard) Reinhart.
Richard was predeceased in 2014 by his wife, Susan (Seymour) Reinhart. He is survived by his brother, Ronald Reinhart, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth B. Reinhart of Avon; his daughter, Krista Reinhart, and her husband, Christopher B. Clark, Jr., and their son, Caige T. Clark of North Yarmouth, ME; nephew Kurt O. Reinhart, his wife Julie M. Reinhart, and their children Lauren M. Reinhart and Reid T. Reinhart of Miles City, MT; his step-daughters and their families: Katherine A. Simoneit of Glen Ellyn, IL, Susan A. Stover of West Simsbury, Katherine H. Stahl of Walpole, NH, and Elizabeth M. Hallas of Kittredge, CO; and his very special Mensch, Eva K. Kollmar of Munich, Germany. Richard was a graduate of the Loomis Institute (later Loomis Chaffee School) in 1955,
Yale University in 1959, and Yale School of Architecture in 1962.
After earning his Master of Architecture degree, Richard served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Arequipa, Peru from 1963 to 1965.
He then spent two years in Stuttgart, Germany under a Fulbright scholarship. As a professional in architecture, Richard began working at Architect Associates in Farmington before starting his own practice, Richard Reinhart / Architect, in Farmington, which he maintained until his retirement in 2013.
Richard had a passion for photography, birding, reading, cooking, discussing current events, and watching the UCONN women's basketball team. He was a very proud father, serving as his daughter's #1 soccer fan and supporter through all of life's events. His gift for story-telling, sense of humor, and infectious laugh will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, those inclined to memorialize Richard's passing may make a contribution to The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History at 869 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 or www.ccmnh.org.
The family would also like to extend deep gratitude to all those at McLean in Simsbury, who cared so well for Richard in his final few months. Calling hours for friends and family will be held at Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
To honor his wishes, Richard will be cremated, with his ashes spread by family at the same resting place as his parents along the Cape Cod seashore. For online condolences, please visit Richard's Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com.