MENTOR — Arthur “Art” A. Reinke, age 60, of Mentor Ave., Mentor, passed away at Lake West Hospital, in Willoughby, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2014.
He was born on June 18, 1953, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Donald C. Reinke and Jean M. (Carano) Pirinen.
Arthur was a 1971 graduate of Jefferson High School. He worked at A & P and Jack’s Pizza in Jefferson before moving to Cleveland. He attended Lakeland Community College. He has spent his adult life in the food industry and roughly five years ago he purchased “Corduroy’s Pizza” in Mentor-on-the-Lake. He enjoyed playing chess and being around his family. He was a mentor to children and even adults, lending a hand and helping them through their difficult times. He was proud of his nieces and nephews and they held a special place in his heart.
He is survived by his mother, Jean M. and step-father John W. Pirinen of Denmark Township; siblings, Lawrence E. Reinke of Ashtabula, Robert C. (Carol) Reinke of Jefferson, Bradley L. (Tara) Reinke of Chardon, Michael C. Reinke of Jefferson, Christopher S. Reinke of Denmark Township, Daniel C. (Kelly) Reinke of Jefferson, and Donna Jean (John) Davies of Willowick; two step-sisters, Lori Pirinen of Ocoee, Fla. and Tina Pirinen of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Norma and Tom Rock of Painesville; several loving nieces and nephews; and Jabria Williams of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald C. Reinke in May of 2000.
Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26th, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Bill Alvey, of Bulah Calvary United Methodist Church, officiating.
Calling Hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, prior to the Funeral Service. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bulah Calvary United Methodist Church.
Condolence expressions and obituary at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.