WATERBURY – George Leon Rein died at home on April 29, 2018.
Born Nov. 23, 1931 in Waterbury, he was the son of Robert and Katherine Rein. Educated in Waterbury public elementary schools, he was graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1949. Following his graduation, he served in the United States Navy for four years aboard the USS Jarvis, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Sonia Mae Tumash, an Oakville native, in 1962, and they raised their family in Waterbury. Mr. Rein retired in 1996 after 46 years of service to Scovill Manufacturing, Century Brass and Rostra Engineering. He also attended Post College.
Both before and after his retirement, Mr. Rein enjoyed cooking for his family, golf, reading spy novels, completing word puzzles, and watching classic war movies and westerns. He was also a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New York (football) Giants. Family and friends enjoyed his Sunday dinners as well as his unique sense of humor.
In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 56 years, he leaves his three children, Cathy Rein Tompkins (Thomas) of Milford, George Michael Rein of Woodbury, and Robert Thomas Rein (Martha) of Winsted; as well as his cherished granddaughters, Isabelle and Penelope Rein. He also leaves his elder brothers Edward Rein of Manchester, N.H. and Raymond Rein of Waterbury; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings Paul, Robert and Florence.
The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for George. A private burial will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Watertown Visiting Nurse Association, 27 Siemon Co. Drive, Watertown, CT 06795 or to American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.