Howard Edward Reinhardt, Jr., age 75, peacefully passed away on February 2, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.
Howard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 16, 1947, to Howard and Anna Reinhardt. Howard was the youngest of seven children. He attended high school in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school, Howard enlisted in the United States Air Force and served overseas. After discharging from the service, Howard moved to Glasgow where he met and married our mom, Jenny. They had three children, Stephanie, Tony, and Nate. We had many family vacations but the most memorable is probably the cross-country trip from Glasgow to Pittsburgh in a two door Chevy Nova with no air conditioning.
Howard worked for the State of Montana Department of Revenue before taking a job with the U.S. Postal Service. Howard had a long career with the postal service. He retired in 2012.
Howard enjoyed watching sports of all kinds. Howard played softball in his younger years and later coached Tony and Nate’s Little League teams. Howard and Jenny traveled throughout Montana to watch Steph, Tony, and Nate in their sporting activities. Later they traveled to North Dakota, Wyoming, and Great Falls to watch their grandkids. Howard, also known as “Pops”, “Popsy”, and “Papi”, took great joy in his grandkids. He made special jello for them when they came to visit and always had candy treats in the cupboard. Howard never missed any of the grandkids’ birthdays and even though he was in the hospital at Christmas time, he made sure to get Christmas card in the mail to them.
Being born and raised in Pittsburgh, Howard was a true Steelers fan. He passed his love for the Steelers on to his family. We grew up knowing that the only team to cheer for was the Steelers. Dad now has the best seat in the house to watch his Steelers.
Howard is survived by children Stephanie and Rett Hollar and grandchildren Duncan and Morgan; Tony and Jenn Reinhardt and grandchildren Lily, Ella, and Walker; and Nate and Derin Reinhardt and grandchildren Daegan and Maddox. Howard is also survived by sisters, Pat Resseguie, Carol Vitale, and Barbara “Babs” Gaertner and brother, Rich Reinhardt and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny; parents Howard and Anna Reinhardt; sister, Betty Davis and brother, Bob Reinhardt.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
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So sorry to hear about Howard. You have my sincerest condolences. I haven’t seen him since l was young at my great aunt Annie’s house on 16th st.
Gerard Papariella says
Grew up with “Tree” and spent many days at his house on 16th Street and almost every night in the summer on the corner. He loved to detail cars and took great pride in the finished product. I have always felt bad that we lost touch when he went to the Air Force. When he permanently moved to Montana he told me to stop by and have a cup of coffee. Never got there but looking forward to doing that in heaven. My condolences to his family and friends.
Thomas Kazmierczak says
Just heard that Howard passed. My condolences to the family. Howard and I were close as cousins could get in our childhood. Tried to keep in touch over the years but couldn’t ever connect in person as adults. My loss. I do know from when I was able to talk on the phone that he was a great family man which is something we were taught as kids to never forget was important. He’ll be forever in my heart. God speed cousin. See you down the road.