Charles A Reich 1918 - 2017

Obituary of Charles Reich

Charles A. Reich, 99, passed away on March 24, 2017. He was born January 22, 1918 in New York, NY to the late Solomon and Yetta Reich. Mr. Reich served in the United States Army 662nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Machine Gun Battery as a Corporal for two years during World War II. He survived a fiery plane crash in the jungles of New Guinea, shrapnel wounds and malaria. He was awarded the Bronze Star from the U.S. Army. He was raised in the Crotona Park section of the Bronx and then moved to the Kingsbridge area before settling in Riverdale. Mr. Reich worked as a linotype printing operator during the golden age of New York City newspapers. He worked at the Daily News, the New York Times and primarily, the Journal American. He married Ruth Sherman in 1946 and they were married for 59 years until she died in 2005. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Reich was a longtime member of The Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale in the Bronx and a community activist in the Bronx. Thanks to Mr. Reich’s participation – he was instrumental in securing funds for park beautification in Riverdale and battled with the city to make much needed road repairs. In the sports arena, Mr. Reich was an avid tennis player and competed (and won) many championships in the Bronx. Mr. Reich is survived by his two sons, Steve, of Riverdale and William, Sudbury, Mass. Grandchildren: Adam Reich of Tampa, Fl,. Pamela Reich Calotta, Riverdale; Michael Reich of New York, Andrew Reich, Hoboken, NJ. Great-grandchildren: Brianna and Taylor Reich, of Fort Lauderdale, Fl; Jeremy and Rachel Calotta, Riverdale. Funeral service to be held at Cedar Park Cemetery, Emerson, NJ on Monday, March 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charles’ memory to: DAV – Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250

Graveside Service

11:00 am Monday, March 27, 2017
Cedar Park Cemetery
735 Forest Avenue
Paramus, New Jersey

Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, Officiating

Final Resting Place

Cedar Park Cemetery
P.O. BOX 329
Paramus, New Jersey

Memorial Contributions

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
P.O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250

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