Stephen Gregory Reich
Stephen Gregory Reich, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2021, in Winter Springs, Florida. Beloved husband of Shyla Reich, dedicated father of Robert and John (Shayna), loving grandfather of Morgan, Evan, Holden, Heaton and Wilder, and uncle to Lance Reich of Seattle. Steve is preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Reich of Tampa.

Born on January 25, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, NY, Steve graduated from Columbia University, where he played varsity baseball and football, before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as 1st Lieutenant. Following his service, he returned to Columbia University where he received his MBA.

In 1958 he married Shyla Giller at the Palm Beach Country Club and moved to Orlando in 1959. During their 63 long love affair, he was a top producer for Home Life Insurance for over 35 years. In the 1980's, Steve took over the Central Florida Baseball League, a summer league for college players at Tinker Field; his dedication and commitment made it successful, all while coaching his own sons in the sport.

Steve was an avid tennis player, golfer and he enjoyed riding good horses. He was a cowboy at heart and most loved being at his ranch in Springdale, Montana with his family. He felt his friends were his biggest asset and he shared his generous sense of humor with them all. He was a longtime member of the Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Florida, where his presence on the court and the links will be greatly missed. Steve never met a stranger and he developed lifelong relationships around the globe as a seasoned traveler.

The Reich family would like to express special appreciation to the compassionate caregivers who helped make Steve most comfortable and loved before his passing: Media, Aisha and Hilda.

In lieu of flowers to the family, donations may be made in Steve's memory to the Landscape Beautification Fund at the Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando, FL.
Published by Orlando Sentinel from Jun. 26 to Jul. 4, 2021.
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Ironically, I made a grammar error in my previous comment. Steve would have corrected me on this! It should have read I have very fond memories of he and your family. Lori
Lori White
July 23, 2021
Shyla and family, My deepest condolences for your loss of Steve. Assisting him in his insurance business was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have very fond memories of him and your family. Love and light. Lori
Lori White
July 23, 2021
I am so sorry to see that Steve passed away. I knew him from working out at the Orlando Tennis and Racquet Club in the 1980´s. He was indeed one of the friendliest fellows I ever met. He and Shyla were truly gracious.
Cindy Meadows
July 18, 2021
Shyla- We are so sorry about Steve's passing. Sharyn and I have great memories of our trips to Amelia Island and the Fl/Ga games! God Bless.
Richard and Sharyn Trapp
July 7, 2021
The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize Stephen Gregory Reich for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L´Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.
Marines of the Marine Corps League Naples, Florida
July 4, 2021
Becky & Bill Bryan
July 3, 2021
Shyla, I was so saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was very kind and patient with me on the tennis court and I always enjoyed talking with him. I regret not taking him up on his offers to come visit both of you in Montana. I'm very sorry for your loss. Greg
Greg Engelman
June 30, 2021
Mr. Reich taught me how to lasso at his ranch many, many years ago and it is one of my very favorite memories. One I will treasure. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss of a great man.
Chelsea Hunt
June 28, 2021
Shyla, you and Steve are in our thoughts. Condolences, Eli and Sue
Eli and Sue Subin
June 28, 2021
What a partnership you have shared; Steve was a happy man, Shyla-we´re thinking of you and hoping you will be remembering glorious moments in your life together. We are very sad that Steve has gone to Gator Heaven, but very glad we knew his laughing self. Love, Linda and Charley
Linda and Charley Wells
June 27, 2021
Jacque Hansen
June 26, 2021
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