York Academy of Discovery is very sad to learn about the passing of Charlie Reinbold. Charlie was a strong, loving, and kind man. I came to know Charlie through his wife Karen, who worked with me when I served as principal. Charlie was a frequent volunteer at our school both during the school day and with after school activities. He was a helpful listener, supporter, and encourager as I experienced some difficult situations. Charlie believed in me, and he believed in a dream – the York project. He became a member of the founding group that established York Academy of Discovery many years ago.
We don’t always realize the value of a person that God has directed to us. But I knew that Charlie was a gift. Charlie never hesitated in his support of our project or in his support of me personally. I trusted him, and when he questioned – I listened.
How do you describe someone who touches your heart? I guess the best place to begin is to say that Charlie was a true friend. I was blessed to have him in my life and believe that he was God sent. He helped to “still the storm.” He believed in the power of dreams. He traveled the journey and did more than his part.
My heart and prayers are with those loved ones still among us. To his wife, Karen, we send our love and God’s blessings. We share in the sadness of this loss.
Charlie “has fought the good fight. He has finished the race. He has kept the faith.” He will not be forgotten. The LORD now holds him in His loving arms.