Charles James Reinsel Sr., age 80, of Summit Township, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 at his residence after a brief illness with cancer. He was surrounded by his family as he succumbed to the cancer that suddenly and aggressively overtook his body. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA on January 2, 1942 to the late Mary Matilda Shick Reinsel and James William Reinsel.
He was a graduate of Tech Memorial High School and after graduation he went on to join the U.S. Air Force where he specialized in intelligence. He was stationed in Germany for 3 years and was able to travel to many countries in Europe to visit.
Upon discharge, Chuck came home to marry the love of his life, Carol. They moved to Waterford to raise a family and he enjoyed everything about the country life and jumped in with both feet. One of his favorite things to do in the country was raise his hunting dogs and take them out on a hunt.
He was employed through General Electric for 32 years and then he happily retired in 1997. After retirement, he and Carol spent time traveling to casinos and buffets. He was involved with the American Legion where he went daily to sign up for the drawing and to socialize.
Originally a member at St. Cyprian’s Church, he had moved to All Saints Catholic Church when the two churches combined. He was an active member who participated in many groups of support for the church.
In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his brother Patrick Reinsel and his beloved dog Katie.
Chuck is survived by his loving family: his brother Samuel Reinsel; his wife Carol Laird Reinsel; daughters Melanee Vogt (Mike), Christine Pace (Bob), and son Chuck Reinsel Jr. (Olivia). He is also survived by many grandchildren: Jordan, Ryan, Hannah, and Allison Vogt; Christopher and Andy Pace; Nolan, Aidan, and Lynzey Reinsel. He was blessed to have received a great-grandson 10 months ago who brought great joy and happiness to the family: Bowyn Michael Vogt. He is further survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the VNA Hospice Staff, especially Laura, and the wonderful Saint Vincent Hospital 8th floor staff, particularly Maria and Allison.
Friends may call at All Saints Catholic Church, 11264 Rt. 97 N, Waterford, PA 16441 on Saturday, September 3rd from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. A funeral mass will take place directly after calling hours and a lunch will be provided following the mass. Burial will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to French Creek Rescue or Therapy Dogs United.
Deepest condolences to Christine and Melanie and to their mom. Hugs to all
Carol & Family,
My condolences to you. Remembering over the years the good times we enjoyed at St. Cyprians and throughout the community. I think the last time we seen you guys was at Mountianeer Casino in W. Virginia.
God Bless and may Chuck Rest In Peace.
Joe and Maggie Balter Sept. 6, 2022
Chrissy, we are so sorry for the unexpected sudden loss of your Dad. He must have been a remarkable man and should be enjoying his well-deserved retirement for many years to come. Sorry we could no attend the services as we were hit hard by the virus and lived in self-imposed quarantine, Joe in the basement and I upstairs. We did not want to spread this any further. God bless you and your family, you are terrific neighbors.
To the Reinsel family. The officers and veteran members of the American Legion 29Th. District. offer out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss.
Dear Carol & family,
Ed and I are so sorry to hear your loss of a husband and great father. We just was talking to him and your mon at the club
and then to hear this was a sock. He was a good person and will be greatly missed by all who know him. We are unable to
get to the showing but what you to know that you are all being thought of at this time. May God keep you and help you get though this sad time. And we are sure he is going to be doing another job up there in heaven.
Ed and Linda Falconer of Mill Village.
Chuck had been an important part of my childhood along with the rest of the family,always there with a smile or a new way to get the vines to swing on fo Chuck,Jason and the rest of us kids.
My thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you and your families throughout this difficult period of time and Erik and I are both just a call away if you need anything.
God bless you all
Jennifer and(Powell) Thor and Erik Thor
He was a good friend in high school and I always enjoyed our chats at class reunions. Prayers to the family and I know he will be missed.
Melanee I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Sounds like he was a wonderful father & human being who many were blessed to know. God bless your family during this difficult time and always! Love, Pam
A great man who will be missed. My thoughts & prayers to his family.
Thoughts, prayers, and love to all of. He was a great guy!
Thinking of you all with loving thoughts and prayers. Such great memories at Saint Cyprian functions and around Waterford. . Always a smile and great sense of humor and love for his family and people. A great family. May you all have great memories to last a lifetime. God Bless. Love, Mike and Pat Varrato, Mark and Shelly Goodwill and Ryan and Lynell Foley families.