It is with deep regret and much sadness that the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company announces the death of Life Member, Past Chief and Past President William H. (Will) Reinecke Jr. Will passed away peacefully with family at his side on February 7, 2018 after a short-term battle with cancer at the age of 79.
Will was a proud Navy Veteran, a retired Field Services Manager for AT&T, as well as a long-term Fire Chief with The Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company. Will was a dearly beloved Husband, Father, Pop-Pop, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Mentor, and member of the esteemed Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame.
Will is survived by his wife of 11 years, Janet. He is also survived by the children and grandchildren of his beloved deceased wife of 35 years, Connie Irene including his sons William H. Reinecke III and Randy Reinecke; daughter-in-law, Stacy; grandchildren to whom he was Pop-Pop – Amanda Reinecke, Rachel Reinecke, Justin Reinecke, Garrett Reinecke, Luke Reinecke, and William Henry Reinecke IV (Henry); his sister Debbie Nickles; nieces, Tammy Yurek, Laura Lintz, Joyce Pitt, and Amy DePasquale and his nephews David Keefer and Chip Nickoles. Will was predeceased by another sister, Joyce Keefer.
Will served very proudly with the United States Navy from 1956 – 1960 with his final assignment in Naval Intelligence. After a stint as a career firefighter with the Sparrows Point Fire Department in Dundalk, Maryland, he went on to work in would become his career with AT&T. In 1977, Will became a member of the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company in Harford County, Maryland. It is here Will found his purposeful calling. He ascended through the ranks and became Chief of the Department. During his tenure, he received many accolades that included Hall of Fame induction to both the Harford-Cecil Firemen’s Association and the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.
In 1999, after the death of his wife Connie, Will relocated to The Villages (Florida) where he rediscovered his youth. An avid pickleball and softball player, he also dabbled with golf – although according to his close friends, this at times was a very dangerous endeavor. A chance meeting at Katie Belle’s during line dancing changed the direction for the remainder of his life. It is here Will met his wife Janet. They spent the last nineteen years traveling, playing sports, and socializing with great friends.
Will lived life to the fullest. To the kind man we called Dad, Husband, Pop Pop, Friend, and Sir this loss is a heartbreaking event in our lives. Will was a role model for so many. His quiet influence served to teach us wisdom, love and kindness, and we are all better for it. You will be missed by many. We all love you…
Funeral arrangements are as follows…..Visitation will be held Tuesday February 13, 2018 from 3-8 PM at the Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company, 2201 Carrs Mill Road Fallston, Maryland 21047, at which time a Fire Department Memorial Service will be held at 7 P.M. Tuesday February 13, 2018. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the FVFAC Carrs Mill Road Station. Interment will follow at Highview Memorial Gardens 3433 Fallston Road Fallston, Maryland 21047.
Any fire or emergency services agency wishing to bring large apparatus to the viewing, memorial service or funeral service/procession please contact Assistant Chief -EMS Michael Kalck at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
At the request of Will and the Reinecke family, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company in Will’s memory.
We ask that you please keep the Reinecke family in your prayers.