Richard Rienold Sept 8 1948- Dec 4 2012

by Regin
(Babylon, ny)

Richard Reinold was a great man. I do not know much of his early life since I am his daughter but what I do know is great. My Dad was the oldest of four. He went into the Army at when he was 18 and trained for a war that did not happen during his time in. He worked at the Post Office for almost 40 years. He retired about six years ago. Sadly he did not get to enjoy a lot of retirement time. When he met my Mom she already had a daughter from a previous marriage. My father became her father since hers was never around. And when she had a child of her own and could not longer care for him my Dad and my Mom took him in. Since my Mom was still working my Dad did most of the things with my Nephew who is now 11. He got him ready for school did his homework took him to events and taught him many things. It is unfair that their relationship was cut short. He was like a father to my nephew. I will not say my Dad was perfect because I know that no one is, but when it come to that he was pretty close. He was very patient and always listened to me. I felt closer to him than my Mom. I felt it was easier to tell him things. We spent a lot of time together when I was growing up. My Mom worked at night time job so me and my Dad did everything together. He taught me how to swim and how to drive. And when grief hit our family he held be so close and told me it would be ok, it was just the thing I needed. Everyone that knew him thought only good things. It is so unfair that such a great person will miss so much of life. I can only hope he knows how much it meant to everyone and he is terribly missed.

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Jan 20, 2013
Dear Regin
by: Pat

I feel your pain. I lost my father in June, 2011. We were very close too. The thing that caught me to read your post was the birthdate of your father. I am the same age as he was. Therefore, you must be much younger. My father was 90 when he passed, but even 90 years was not enough for me. I think fathers and daughters have a very, unique, loving relationship. My father also taught me how to drive. When we lose a loved one, especially a parent, we lose a piece of ourselves. They gave us life, but, in so doing, we are in the awesome place of being able to carry on that life and legacy. I recently read a quote that has helped me so much. I hope it helps you too. "When you give in the name of someone who cannot reciprocate, you are giving them the highest possible honor." In my father's name, I am starting a project to help hospice patients be able to keep their pets. This feels so right to me because he loved dogs and so do I. I know there is something your father loved that you can do to carry on for him. Take care, dear one. Take care.

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