Tucson, Arizona

Apr 29, 1924 – Aug 16, 2016 (Age 92)


Tuesday, April 29th 1924
Tuesday, August 16th 2016
Ohio State


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RINEHART, Carroll A. was born in Bellville, Ohio, to Glen C. Rinehart and Lydia (Hildebrand) on April 29, 1924, and died on August 16, 2016. He is survived by his three children, Kathryn (Robert) Mitchell, Cynthia Rinehart and Steven Rinehart; two grandchildren, Nathan Mitchell and Amy (Steven)...

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Dear Family of Carroll Rinehart,
I had the great pleasure of working with your father on "The Spectrum of Music" series he co-authored with Mary Val Marsh
and Edith Savage for Macmillan Publishers.
Our friendship continued long after the books were published and your father was always an inspiration to me. As you know
well, Carroll had boundless energy and was seemingly always positive and creative. His
vitality and enthusiasm were contagious and I shall...

My Dear Dr. Rinehart,
You were a tremendous inspiration and joy to many hundreds of folks, young and old. Thank you for believing that any one of us is capable and can be encouraged to compose and perform lovely, original works of art.
Your Greatest Fan Forever,

To the Rinehart family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss ! I loved and admired Dr Rinehart ! He was an amazing and special man ! He was kind and and funny and the kids loved him ! He will be remembered fondly! Sincerely , Sheree Garcia

My sincere condolences to the family of Carroll. He was an inspiration to all music educators, a "Pied Piper" to the students whom he taught. He was especially supportive of me while I was the Music Education Consultant for the State of Ohio, and I will always be indebted to him. He made learning such a joyful experience!

Even though I never had a chance to work directly with Carroll I learned about his numerous contributions to our profession and to music students. He was highly regarded and I believe that music education is better off because of his work.

Lynn Brinckmeyer
Past MENC President

The Family of Rotary in District 5500 (Southern Arizona) is so grateful for the years of devoted, creative, resourceful, and enthusiastic service provided by our dear friend and leader, Carroll Rinehart. He was an inspiration to all of us and he never saw a hurting or needy child that he didn't seek successfully to help. His founding of Open Minds and his truly creative work in helping very young children in low income neighborhoods create operas will always be with us as a living example...

Carroll and Marilyn were our long-time friends. I remember the trip Carroll, Marilyn, Max Ervin, Jane, my husband Jim and I took together, driving to a Music Conference in Salt Lake City. Laughter, jokes, and lots of fun all the way.

He truly was a very talented man with impressive contributions to the field of music. He will not be forgotten.

He is a hero of mine, both mentor and friend. He will be missed.