Richard "Dick" Reingold
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2/24/1924 - 7/29/2014
Richard "Dick" Reingold was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 24th 1924.
His parents Harry S. and Reva B. Reingold moved the family to Portland, Ore., in 1926, where he lived until 1997 when he and his wife Barbara moved to Sun City, Roseville, Calif., He graduated from Grant High School, where he won his letter in track, throwing javelin, and placed 4th in a city-wide meet. He also played American Legion baseball, and basketball. He earned letters in track at the University of Oregon, where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree.
After World War II he went to work in the family jewelry business, Reingolds Jewelers, founded in Portland, Ore., in 1905.
In Sun City he was secretary of an investment group, secretary of Roseville Branch #86 of the SIRS, secretary of the Sun City Roseville Table Tennis Club, and the Roseville Postage Stamp Club (later becoming president). He wrote articles published each month in the Sun City Courier and the Sun Senior News for the Stamp Club and the Table Tennis Club for several years.
Dick will be remembered for his wonderfully 'adventurous' jokes, stories, and amazing sense of humor. Dick was never without a good, often old, joke that always put a smile on our faces. His love for his friends and family will be remembered fondly. His special bond with his caregiver, Maria Miller, will forever be remembered too.
He is survived by his four children from his first marriage to Marion Sondheim in 1947, sons Jeffrey, Wayne, and Craig Reingold, and daughter Diana Browning, and three step-children from his marriage to Barbara Galbraith, Greg Gartung, Mary Lou Hart, and Scott Galbraith.
Barbara preceded him in death in 2010. His sister, Sally Sondheim, resides in Bainbridge, Wash. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Remembrances can be sent to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Portland, Ore., and/or to the
's Discovery Shop in Roseville, Calif.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Aug. 22, 2014