Otto J. Reinecke Jr.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:15am

Otto J. Reinecke Jr., 92, died June 8, 2013 in the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

He was born November 12, 1920 in St. Paul, Minn., to Otto and Leila Kerr Reinecke. He grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and attended local schools.

He joined the Coast Guard and was stationed in Boothbay Harbor. He was a veteran of World War II. He had been in the Boothbay region since 1955. He worked as a gas service attendant at Watts Esso. He also worked as Sample’s Shipyard in the tin shop. He retired in 1992.

He was a member of the Isaac M. Giles V.F.W. Post and the Charles Sherman American Legion Post. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and traveling around, especially to Ocean Point.

He was predeceased by his wife, Zora Greenleaf.

He is survived by two sons, David Reinecke and his wife Nadeen of Denver, Colo. and Leigh Reinecke and his wife Vicki of Boothbay Harbor; a daughter, Sharon Gaecklein and her husband Ken of Edgecomb; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Oceanview Cemetery in Boothbay. The Rev. Ami Sawtelle will officiate.

Should friends desire, contributions in Otto’s memory may be made to the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, 4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.