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Calling Hours:
Friday, September 1, 2023, 11:00am-12:00pm
Gathering Space of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, September 1, 2023, 12:00pm
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Brandon Kleckner, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Mary Jane “Jennie” Reinhart, age 101, a resident of St. Paul’s Senior Living Community and formerly of 508 Shenango Dr., Greenville, passed away Saturday morning, August 26, 2023.

She was born in Volant, PA on September 9, 1921 to Marco and Nicolina (Negri) Emmanuele. She moved to Greenville, PA where her family owned and operated a grocery store. Jennie was a graduate of St. Michael High School in 1939. She was recognized at the St. Michael School Reunion on July 30, 2022, a centenarian of the class of 1939, when the alumni dedicated the program to her and a fellow centenarian classmate.

On May 2, 1940 she married Earl A. Reinhart at St. Michael Church and went on to raise four children. After her children were raised, she worked part time at the Greenville Medical Center getting patients records ready for the Doctors for the next day. Jennie was devoted to her faith and was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church since moving to Greenville in her early years. She enjoyed shopping, watching ice skating, game shows such as The Price is Right and the Fox News channel. Jennie enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially her time sitting on the balcony at St. Paul’s with her late son, Jim, just watching the outdoor activity. She also enjoyed going to the Casino with her daughter, Judy. Jennie’s sense of humor and compassion for others flowed through all her pursuits.

In addition to her grandchildren, she was referred to as Grandma to the nursing staff at St. Paul’s who loved her. She cherished spending time with family during the holidays and would prepare her famous lasagna, wedding soup, as well as other Italian dishes. Jennie is survived by her daughter; Judith (Judy) Leskovac of Greenville and a son; Daniel Reinhart of Jamestown. She will be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law; Deborah (James) Reinhart, eight grandchildren; (Michelle, Michael, Monica, Joshua, Jason, Aaron, Renee and Danielle) seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons; Earl J. Reinhart and James E. Reinhart, three brothers; (Dan, Ralph and Victor), seven sisters; (Carrie, Anna, Leary, Mary, Angie, Millie and Ellen) and a son-in-law; Michael Leskovac.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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4 Comments

  1. maria cowher maria cowher
    August 28, 2023    

    Jennie was a wonderful lady- full of life, humor, kindness and graciousness. She will be missed here, but what a party there is in heaven! Soar high! She told me she was ready to meet Jesus and I know she has!

  2. Joe and Joyce Dalfonzo Joe and Joyce Dalfonzo
    August 29, 2023    

    There are so many wonderful memories of our Aunt Jennie and her hijinks and pranks with my mother. Whenever the two of them got together it was like watching an episode of the I Love Lucy show except that she and my Mom were actually a bit more zany than Lucy and Ethel. Every time we were able to visit Greenville, we made it a priority to visit her. She was always welcoming and most gracious, a joy to be with. She was upbeat, well informed and keen to discuss the latest and hottest issue that dominated the news that day. Selfless, she was sincerely and genuinely interested in us and our girls. We will miss her wit and her many kindnesses to our family. Our loss is heaven’s gain!

  3. Topper Topper
    August 31, 2023    

    Always had a fun time when working at Jeanie’s house. What a nice lady.
    Sending my deepest sympathy to Judy and Daniel and their families.

  4. Fran Emanuele Carroll Fran Emanuele Carroll
    September 1, 2023    

    Aunt Jenny was a very special lady. We are so blessed that she was part of our lives . Such wonderful memories of the times we spent with her and the family, especially at Christmas. The Dalfonzo ‘s are correct. Whenever she & Mary got together and sang & did comedy, the world laughed . She personified, Life, Love , Faith & Joy. Her memory will remain forever in our hearts ❤️ Heartfelt condolences to Judy and all the family.

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