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Billy D. Reinbeau

A funeral service for Billy D. Reinbeau, 102 of Thornville, was held October 6, 2019, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Chaplain Tanner Fixari officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Billy passed away October 3, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born July 23, 1917, in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late William and Verna Reinbeau.
Billy served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. A P.O.W. who escaped captivity, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a glass worker who throughout his career worked at several glass factories including Holophane and Heisey. He was the oldest surviving Heisey employee. Billy loved to hunt and fish with friends and enjoyed a cold beer. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1060, American Legion Post 85, Newark Elks 391, Newark Eagles, Licking Aerie 387, Druids and Newark Masonic Lodge 97 F&AM.
Survivors include his children, Arlene Hixenbaugh of Myrtle Beach, SC and Ronald Reinbeau of Newark; four grandchildren, Chuck, Norm, Michelle and Patricia; two great grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Reinbeau; and his buddy cat, Maggie.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Ruth Vivian Reinbeau; two sons, Richard and Francis “Chip” Reinbeau; and three siblings, Thelma, Sis and Bud.

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