Richard L. Rinehart
11/28/1938 - 09/24/2017

Richard L. “Pete” Rinehart, 78, of Hanover and formerly of Wyoming Valley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Markle) Rinehart, his wife of 16 years.  Born November 28, 1938 in York Springs, he was the son of the late Glenn V. and Gladys E. (Trostle) Rinehart.  Pete was retired from the Littlestown Foundry with over 17 years of service. He was a member of the NRA. He was an avid hunter and gun collector and enjoyed working in his yard and raising weimeraner dogs. Pete was a great husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all, including his dog Jaeger and his cats Sophie and Pumpkin.  Surviving are five children; Clifford Rinehart of Exter, Richard Rinehart of Hampstead, MD, Jamie Rinehart and his wife Judy of Dallas, PA, Craig Rinehart and companion Dana Keller of Mayfield, NY, and Melissa Rinehart of Hanover; three step children, Vicki Smith and Robyn Wagner both of Hanover, Gail Boose and her husband Matthew of York Haven; twenty-five grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and a brother, Wayne Rinehart and his wife Linda of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a son, Kreg Rinehart; three grandsons, Jason Rinehart, Joseph Zang and Charles Newman and sisters, Jean Morse and Dorcas Rinehart.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Burial will follow in Mummerts Meeting House Cemetery, East Berlin. Friends and relatives will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home.   Contributions in memory of Pete may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.



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Posted at:09/25/2017 5:05 pm
Carol A Harper - route30jumbolot@gmail.com
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Rest in peace. Love to Craig,Dana and family.

Posted at:09/25/2017 6:06 pm
Kathy and Brian Schrum - reckreader60@gmail.com
Sorry Chris and Robin and family for your loss. Thoughts are with ya!

Posted at:09/25/2017 6:06 pm
wayne snell - melissareynoldssnell@yahoo.com
our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. RIP wayne and Melissa snell sr.

Posted at:09/25/2017 8:08 pm
Bill and Ann Trojan - watphoto@gmail.com
We are praying for your family during this time of loss. God Bless. Bill & Ann

Posted at:09/26/2017 6:06 am
Dale Wintermute - dwintermute@nycap.rr.com
RIP, thoughts and prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss Craig and Dana, may your memories of your father bring you joy. Love Dale and Wayne

Posted at:09/27/2017 5:05 am
Dave Collins - collind@textronsystems.com
Rick and your family, I'm sorry for your loss you entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave Collins

 
 
 
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