Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert Steven Reinhardt, Jr. ’41

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert Steven Reinhardt, Jr. ’41, died peacefully at Atlantic Shores, Va., Feb. 20. Reinhardt was born in Lincolnton, N.C., July 15, 1920, the son of Lelia H. and Robert S. Reinhardt 1913. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Florence Withers Reinhardt; a brother, Ray W. Reinhardt ’50; and a sister. He was a graduate of Davidson and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation he joined the Marines and served in the South Pacific Theater for 29 months and again in Korea returning to the reserves until his retirement in 1980. After returning from the war, Reinhardt settled in Virginia Beach in 1952 and began a career in the insurance business. He was a member of Galilee Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and as a frequent usher. Sports were always a big part of his life, being an avid walker, tennis and badminton player. He played baseball while at Davidson and followed sports until the end. You could always find him sporting some type of ball cap. He was active in the Virginia Beach Sports Club. He is survived by his daughters, Lelia R. Neisler (Hunter), Laura R. Houston, and Margaret B. Reinhardt, 6711 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23226; three grandchildren, Amy Neisler, Hunter Neisler III, and Andrew Morrin; sister-in-law, Leta S. Reinhardt; and nieces and nephews.