Brian Reinke

  • Born: March 11, 1963
  • Died: August 30, 2019
  • Location: Richfield, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend

Brian K. Reinke, 56; beloved husband of Michelle (nee Curl); loving son of Janet Waugaman; devoted father of Jessen (Tammy), Liz Gooding (Scott) and Katie Debly; brother of Anne Schultz (David), Cathy Koegler (Ron), Debbie Cruz (Joe Suchan), Jimmy Waugaman (Tracey), Patsy McClellen and Dan Waugaman; uncle, nephew, cousin and friend of many.

Brian grew up in Hinckley with a large extended family, led by his cherished late grandparents Ella & Julius Reinke. Later he and his Mom Jan joined another large, wonderful family when she married the late James Waugaman, who Brian loved as his father. He became a father himself at 22 and went to work at Hostess for many years.

In 1997 Brian went back to roofing that he had learned from his uncles. That year he met his "Princess" Michelle, who knew right away that he was The Perfect Guy. He immediately became a dearly loved member of her family, including Michelle's parents Pat & Jim Curl, who he loved as another Mom and Dad. Brian and Michelle bought a house in Parma and were happiest at home together with their many pets, especially their first dog Sydney who Brian always said was the best gift he ever got. They also loved to entertain and hosted many dinners and parties with family and friends through the years. They shared a dream of living out in the country that came true in 2014, when they moved to Richfield. Brian loved to plant trees and vegetables, flowers for Michelle, and playing in the big yard with his dog Sam. They were looking forward to celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in November.

He was liked and loved by everyone he met, was taken far too soon, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Passed away suddenly on Friday, August 30, 2019. Friends may call for a memorial visitation Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH. 440-842-7800


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our condolences to his family, especially to our dear Liz. You told me about your dad. It was evident he was very very special, to say the least.

Posted by LINDA Deskins - Novelty, OH   September 09, 2019

You will be missed my friend!!

Posted by Donald Midkiff - Columbia Station   September 05, 2019

Jan and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May your son and brother RIP.

Posted by Shirley Thomas - N Ridgeville, OH   September 03, 2019

So sorry to hear about Brian. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be deeply missed. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. Tim, Catherene and Gabriella Cassinger.

Posted by A friend   September 02, 2019

I am Patty's roommate. So very sorry for your loss...

Posted by Mary Jo Crowley - Aurora, CO   September 02, 2019

So sad to hear of Brian's death. RIP my friend.

Posted by Steve Djubasak - GA - Friend   September 01, 2019

Sorry to hear of Brian passing. Brian was a
great neighbor & friend, a man with a great
sense of humor. He always helped his neighbors
with anything needed, a true gentleman. God bless
him & his family. Joe & Pam Beighey

Posted by A friend   September 01, 2019

We are so sad and sorry to hear about your loss...Brian was such a great guy and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Ralph and Alix Miller

Posted by A friend   August 31, 2019

Travel well Cuz, Gonna really miss you, and the chats we had online, Love you Brian <3>

Posted by Linda & Harlen Smith - Tappan Lake, OH - Family   August 31, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss! Brian was a great man. You will be in our heart forever!

Posted by Lisa and Andy Pietrzycki - North Royalton - Friend   August 31, 2019

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