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Obituary: Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, 25, of Colonia

Funeral arrangements for the Marine corporal from the Colonia section of Woodbridge who perished in a helicopter crash last week in Afghanistan.

The funeral arrangements for Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard, a resident of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, have been announced. The Marine corporal, who died on January 19 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, was 25 years old. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road in Edison.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 30, at 9:45 am at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Clark. Burial will follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia.  

Reinard attended , , and Saint Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. After attending Ramapo College,  he transferred to Middlesex County College in Edison where he majored in criminal science. In the spring of 2008 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of corporal. He was a crew chief, flying on a Sikorsky Sea Stallion with HMH 363 – the Lucky Red Lions – stationed out of Hawaii.

Kevin only had a few short weeks left to his deployment when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. It was his second deployment. 

He left behind his mother and father, James B. and Kathleen Rose Reinhard, as well as his sister Kathleen Marie of Colonia. Extended family includes his grandparents, James R. and Mary Ann Reinhard of South River. Aunts and Uncles include Ann and John Dec of Bayville; Jack Gerrity of Oregon; Michael and Kathleen Gerrity of Brick; Mary Beth Gerrity of Colonia; John and Adrianna Reinhard of Florida; Robert Reinhard of Florida; Jeffrey Reinhard of Spotswood; Mary Ann and Andrew Rothman of Coltsneck; Lisa & Dan Kennedy of Milltown; Kurt and Kelly Reinhard of South River; and Bill and Priscilla Reinhard of South River. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John A. and Veronica J. Gerrity of Colonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions be made to either the Kevin J. Reinhard Scholarship Fund c/o St. Joseph’s High School, 145 Plainfield Ave in Metuchen; or to the , 25 Brown Ave in Iselin.

Mike Simpson January 26, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Rest In Peace Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard. Always Honored - Never Forgotten... http://www.njrunforthefallen.org/cpl-kevin-j-reinhard.html
kerry January 31, 2012 at 12:03 AM
May Gods angels take your hand and lead you to the gates of heaven your jod here on earth has been completed. Not only are you a hero in hevean you will always be a hero to the U.S.A thanks for all you have done Rest In Peace Marine Cpl. Kevin Reinhard.

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