Edward W. Reinhardt

Edward W. Reinhardt

October 15, 1938 - December 25, 2022

Edward W. Reinhardt

October 15, 1938 - December 25, 2022


Edward Reinhardt, 84, of Laguna Hills, CA, peacefully passed away of natural causes on December 25, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. Ed was born on October 15, 1938 to Earl & Kathleen in Newton, MA. After Edward graduated from Melrose H.S. he earned his degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He then enlisted in the Navy where he served for four years making rank as Lieutenant. Upon completion of his service, Ed worked for almost 35 years in the aerospace industry for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

In 1962 he met Prudence Haskell in Boston where they fell instantly in love and were married in Bar Harbor, ME on May 25th, 1963. Ed & Prudy went on to have four sons… Mark, Mike, Dave & Dan. They moved their family from Connecticut to Southern California in 1977 where they maintained residence to this day.

Ed was passionate about his faith, several sports, and taking on endless projects with his hands. After a hard day’s work you’d often find him in the garage working on cars, his boat (a.k.a. Salty 66) or whatever project that happened to be on his “to do” list at that moment. Every Saturday in the Fall you could hear Ed cheering on and yell at his Fighting Irish from anywhere in the house.

Edward retired in 1997 after devoting 33 years to the same corporation. While retired, he had time to pursue his love of travel, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. Edward is survived by his beloved wife, four sons, sister Margarette, brothers Frank & Tom and grandchildren Max, Casey, Johnny, Nicole & Devin, Jeremy & Sonnie; and great-grandson Jden.

A memorial vigil will be held at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA on Friday, January 6th at 10:30am. (25301 Alicia Pkwy) followed by a private mass at St. Kilian Catholic Church starting at 1:00pm (26872 Estanciero Dr, Mission Viejo, CA). Finally, there will be a Celebration of Life gathering following mass at Arroyo Trabuco from 2:30-6:30pm (26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo CA, 92692. Food and beverage will be served as we all share our favorite memories of Ed with friends and family.

Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: January 6, 2023 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: January 6, 2023 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Kilian Catholic Church
  • Location: 26872 Estanciero Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92691 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 586-4440

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 6, 2023 (2:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
  • Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
  • Location: 26772 Avery Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92692 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Edward W. Reinhardt

  1. Mark Wohl says:

    Dearest Reinhardt family, while the grieving of a loved one is never easy or forgotten, their legacy and memories help with the healing process. While we did not know Ed personally, we are connected by his son Dan and his wife Stacey and 2 beautiful children/grandchildren Devin and Nicole. We also love the sea, boating, and choose the dolphin candle as a way of staying connected in spirit and with the smart and nimble Fighting Irish dreams we share in sports. May the Celebration of Life be a blessing for the family to enjoy the experiences shared and light the room with love and laughter. G’d Bless Edward and the entire Reinhardt Family. Love, health and happiness from the Wohl Family NY/FL

  2. Lin and I have missed being able to come out to visit you. We will miss hearing you on phone calls. You were a great big brother even when you put me in a head lock on the way home from Sunday school. I have always looked up to when we both joined the Navy and Air Force, You will be remembered by a lot of people.

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