At last, he rose, and twitched his mantle blue:
Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
Charles Anthony Reigottie, 78. Born October 12, 1942 in Paterson, New Jersey, died April 13, 2021 at home in Finneytown, Ohio. Chuck spent his boyhood summers on the Jersey Shore, and his business career at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Chuck was an AVP with Fiduciary Trust, on the 97th floor of 2 World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Chuck’s life was miraculously saved – he ran the 97 flights and was only 3 blocks away before the collapse of his building. After relocating to Cincinnati in March 2003. Chuck was employed with US Bank, and upon retirement, volunteered over 5 years with Bethesda North Hospital as the Courtesy Van Driver. He took up the guitar at age 64 and was the tallest ‘boy’ at every recital with Mrs. Kelly Routt’s students.
Chuck hated vegetables, never liked eating with his fingers, doing chores, or getting dirty; he could teach a statue how to stand still, drank like a fish, laughed easily, loved a party; he had beautiful blue eyes and the warmest smile ever!
He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Margaret (nee Licht); sister-in-law, Patty Licht (Nick, deceased); brother-in law and sister-in-law, Christopher and Tina Licht; nephews, Adam, Brian (Heather); niece, Carly; great-niece, Emery Ann (Adam’s daughter); and a baby on the way, (Brian and Heather). He also leaves behind his devastated cat, Smokey Joe, and Lou TJ, who apparently liked Chuck after all.
The Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, 12 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy, 45231. Reception immediately following to be held at Paul R. Young, as well.
Chuck will be inurned at some future time at his family plot with his parents, Charles J. and Josephine, and his sister Joan, at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey.
Margaret will be forever grateful to the health care workers who provided such great care and support during those last 5 days - Ms. Stacey Reid, my rock; Crossroads Hospice staff and nurses, but a particular and heartfelt thank you to Sabrina, Adam, Larea, Phil, Jerry, and my spiritual guide, Josh. The fiercest group of Walking Angels!
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