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Lynn Paul Reitnouer


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lynn Paul Reitnouer Obituary
1932 - 2016 Lynn Reitnouer passed away peacefully at 83 on March 10, 2016 in Huntington Memorial Hospital from respiratory and heart issues. He lived a full and honorable life as an educator, coach, businessman, volunteer, civic leader, mentor and loved to travel. Born in New Orleans in 1932 to Minnie and Arthur Reitnouer, Baptist missionaries, raised in Monrovia, B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, 1955, Masters from Cal State L.A., 1959. Lynn made a difference in life by helping people solve problems as a school teacher and coach at Mark Keppel HS, U.S. Army Dependents HS in Baumholder and Augsburg, Germany and at Crowell, Weedon & Co. in L.A. In his 52 year career at the firm, he was a financial advisor, partner, branch manager and director of sales. Lynn's word was his bond and he found great satisfaction in helping people advance their careers. He was a Governor of the National Association of Security Dealers, founding chairman of the NASDAQ Marketing Committee and a director for the Securities Industry Association. Lynn served on many business boards, including Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association, 1967-2006, Chairman for 21 of those years, and Hollywood Park and its successor Pinnacle Entertainment. Seeking to give back more than he received, Lynn was active in civic and charitable causes, including the San Marino City Council, 1976-1986, and as Mayor for 4 years where he successfully led the city through fiscal challenges after Prop. 13. He was an Elder of his church, a scoutmaster, president of the San Marino City Club, Fellow and Overseer of the Huntington Library, Chair of the UCSB Board of Trustees, president of the Chancellor's Council and received the Graver Alumni Award. Loyal to Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lynn served several terms on it's national Foundation Board. He received the Cal State L.A. Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. Lynn was decorated by the Republic of San Marino for support during the 1984 Olympics and establishing a Sister City relationship. He was awarded the Silberne Ehrenzeichen from the Republic of Austria for developing relationships including with young people he and Winnie hosted over the years who became part of their family. Lynn is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years Winslow (Winnie), son John, daughter-in-law Susan (Lyons), grandchildren Katherine and Alexander and many loving relatives. Memorial services are Thursday, April 7 at 2 pm, San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynn's memory may be made to Huntington Memorial Hospital, The Huntington Library, the UCSB Foundation or San Marino Community Church.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2016
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