Donald E. “Bones” Reinhardt, 79, of McMechen, WV passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice, in Wheeling, WV surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 23, 1931 in Wheeling, WV the son of the late Clarence and Anna Allenby Reinhardt.
He was a member of the 1st Church of God in McMechen.
He was a crane operator for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel where he worked for 41 years.
Bones was an accomplished dancer and most enjoyed the jitterbug. He was a huge Steeler fan and loved the West Virginia Mountaineers. He loved spending his free time with his grandchildren and on his swing in the backyard with his dog.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 31 years Joyce Llewellyn Reinhardt and two half brothers Jerry and Jay Reinhardt.
He is survived by his companion of the last 16 years Roxie Derhiemer of Wheeling, WV; three daughters, Kimberly (Jim) Hill of Moundsville, Robin Petrovich of Weirton, WV and Donette (Will) Russell of McMechen; three grandchildren, Katie Ann Hill, Ryan Paul Petrovich and Reis Edwin Petrovich; a half brother David Reinhardt of Wheeling; two half sisters, Letty Henderson of Wheeling and Nanette Nemo of Wheeling; and his beloved “Sweetie Pie” Dixie – his dog.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:
00 p.m. at CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, 1500 2nd Street, Moundsville, WV where services will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with the pastor Mitch Johnston officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Riverview Cemetery in Moundsville, WV.
Donations can be made in his memory to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences can be made to the family at carechapel.com.