Christopher Shannon Reinke

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Christopher Shannon Reinke, 73, Saint Augustine Beach resident, passed away Jan. 12, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring.

Born May 4, 1940, in Huntington, W.Va., Chris lived the majority of his life in New York before retiring to Florida. He was an Eagle Scout, served overseas in the U.S. Army, then returned to earn his master"s degree in economics at New York University. His career was in the banking industry as a human resource manager.

After retiring to Saint Augustine Beach, Chris spent much of his time tending his beloved garden, which he dubbed "the back forty". His roses were renowned and he shared them generously. He also had a passion for art, painting from photos taken during his extensive travels. He is survived by three sons.

A toast to his life will be celebrated at Dune"s Cracker House on Saturday, Feb.16, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Published in St. Augustine Record on Feb. 12, 2013
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