Kathleen Reinke, 96, remembered for her smile and determination

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Kathleen Reinke, of Williamsburg, died at her daughter’s home in Virginia on Monday, June 1, 2015, at the age of 96.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late George H. Schroeder and the late Irene Schroeder (nee Schmidt). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Reinke and her brother, O. R. Schneider.

Kathleen was a resident of Holbrook, New York for over 50 years and worked as a secretary on Wall Street in Manhattan, New York. She was active at St. John’s Lutheran Church coordinating the alter guild for many decades. Her smile and determination will be missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah and son-in-law, George V. Barber.

Burial will occur at the Calverton National Cemetery in New York at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gentiva Hospice, 217 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg, VA 23188; St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1675 Coates Ave., Holbrook, NY 11741; or King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Each of these organizations was special to her.

The spiritual bonds and support given by her church families gave her strength and comfort. The Gentiva Hospice team gave her physical comfort and emotional support in the final stages of her life. Thanks go to each of you for your part in helping Kathleen feel welcomed, loved and cared for over the years.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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