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Obituary for Brian Reinke

March 11, 1963 - August 30, 2019
Richfield, Ohio | Age 56

Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend


Brian K. Reinke, 56; beloved husband of Michelle (nee Curl); loving son of Janet Waugaman; devoted father of Jessen (Tammy), Liz Gooding (Scott) and Katie Debly; brother of Anne Schultz (David), Cathy Koegler (Ron), Debbie Cruz (Joe Suchan), Jimmy Waugaman (Tracey), Patsy McClellen and Dan Waugaman; uncle, nephew, cousin and friend of many.

Brian grew up in Hinckley with a large extended family, led by his cherished late grandparents Ella & Julius Reinke. Later he and his Mom Jan joined another large, wonderful family when she married the late James Waugaman, who Brian loved as his father. He became a father himself at 22 and went to work at Hostess for many years.

In 1997 Brian went back to roofing that he had learned from his uncles. That year he met his "Princess" Michelle, who knew right away that he was The Perfect Guy. He immediately became a dearly loved member of her family, including Michelle's parents Pat & Jim Curl, who he loved as another Mom and Dad. Brian and Michelle bought a house in Parma and were happiest at home together with their many pets, especially their first dog Sydney who Brian always said was the best gift he ever got. They also loved to entertain and hosted many dinners and parties with family and friends through the years. They shared a dream of living out in the country that came true in 2014, when they moved to Richfield. Brian loved to plant trees and vegetables, flowers for Michelle, and playing in the big yard with his dog Sam. They were looking forward to celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in November.

He was liked and loved by everyone he met, was taken far too soon, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Passed away suddenly on Friday, August 30, 2019. Friends may call for a memorial visitation Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH. 440-842-7800

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