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Family-Placed Death Notice
REINEKE, John John Robert Reineke, 66, passed away on July 3, 2011 surrounded by family. John was born on January 16, 1945, to the late John and Margaret Reineke in Bellmore, New York. John moved to Miami, FL at the age of 16. He attended FAU where he received his degree in biology. He married Barbara Watson on June 5th, 1971. John worked as an executive with Waste Management for 23 years. John and Barbara lived in Stone Mountain, GA for 20 years before retiring to St. Augustine in 2001. John then worked for an aviation company during retirement to fulfill a passion of planes and flying. John was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman, but most of all John enjoyed being with family and friends. He loved cooking for others and never failed to be the life of the party. John is preceded in death by his daughter Tracee Reineke and sister Jane Kilgore. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, sons John S. Reineke (Teri) Winter Haven, FL, Doug Reineke (Kristin) Atlanta, GA, daughter Kim Yselonia (John) St. Augustine, FL and much loved grandchildren Chase and Charlie Reineke and Blake and Kaylee Yselonia. He will also be fondly remembered by nephews Keith and Kris Kilgore and niece Kellie Kilgore, and the Watson family. John will be deeply missed by all those that knew him. Oak Ridge funeral home in Haines City, FL is in charge of the arrangements. A private ceremony will be held graveside at Forest Hills Cemetery in Haines City, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, www.braintumorkids.org or The Make a Wish Foundation, www.wish.org in memory of John's daughter Tracee.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 6, 2011