Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Mary Christine Reichert

June 7, 1931March 22, 2020

Mary Christine Reichert June 6, 1931-March 22, 2020

Mary Reichert was born Mary Christine Tobias in 1931. She lived her entire life in Dayton, Ohio. Her parents were Allen and Cleva Tobias, and she was one of five children: Ken, George, Ron and Dale, of which Ken is the only survivor. Mary graduated from Fairmont High School in 1949. She met her future husband, Carl Reichert, sometime around 1948. Her stunning good looks attracted him after being introduced by her friend, Joy, who was dating Bob Jackowski, an old friend of Carl’s. The rest, as they say, is history. Mary and Carl went on to have a long and happy marriage of 67 years, before his death in 2018. Theirs was a lifelong love story which has inspired all of us.

That marriage resulted in a big and busy household of 6 kids, all of whom survive Mary: Micki (and her husband, Jim), and her kids Tessa and Kalin Del Castillo; Jeff (and his wife Cindy), and their kids Ashley and Amber; Lisa, (and her husband, Zack), and her kids, Alex (and his wife Tiffany) and their kids, Hannah and Aiden; Alyssa (and her husband Jacob), and their daughter Margo, and Colin (and his wife, Lauron), and their daughter Sloan. Also, daughter Tami (and her husband, Bob), and her kids Haley (and her husband Isaiah), and their daughter Penelope, and Maya, (and her husband Dan); Jamie, (and her husband Dana); and Scott (and his wife, Sherrie), and his kids, Lindsey, Austin and Connor. Needless to say, in the years when the whole family congregated for Christmas brunch, that was one BIG table.

Mary was a very talented person, although she never saw herself that way. When her kids were little, she sewed the most beautiful clothes for them, and her hand was steady, her work flawless. Beginning about 40 years ago, she became a prolific knitter, and her legacy in blankets, hats, scarves, shawls, and sweaters will outlive her for many, many years. Her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids will enjoy the fruits of her busy hands throughout their lifetimes. One of the results of aging that Mary was the most troubled by was when her hands just couldn’t do that work anymore and she had to give it up. Her afghans were (and are) warm, beautiful and useful, but they are also symbolic of her love and care for us. It is the rare couch in our family that isn’t draped with one of her creations.

After a brief illness, Mary died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, surrounded by her kids, and their boundless love. With the help and loving care provided by Hospice of Dayton, her passing was peaceful and dignified. We will be forever grateful for their care.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions under which we are all living, we will postpone our celebration of Mother’s life until some later date during which we all can meet. We will communicate with various families to share this information when the time comes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Dayton, at https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/donations/ . On line condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com


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John Kniess

March 31, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing.

My heart goes out to the entire Reichert family - she was one in a billion. I know she's left a hole in your life that can't be filled, but I know that the love you guys have for her and each other will carry you through this difficult time.

I know I'm not alone in saying that, if I got to choose a second mom - Mary would be the one.

I'll always remember her with love and laughter - especially a couple hundred evenings in the Rathskeller!

Love to all of you, and love always to Mary, Carl and their memories.

janet coyle

March 29, 2020

Mary was such a wonderful loving, talented person. She has a large loving family and will be missed by many. She was such a joy on holidays. She was a great cook and entertainer. God bless you, Mary. You will be missed.
Janet Coyle

Christine Cook

March 28, 2020

I cant say enough about Mary , (and Car)) you always be in my heart !! she was so as sweet and good to me ,she took me in as one her own that included discipline LOL
I've know the family since the 3rd grade ..I was always at the house and Mary never told me to go home , Lisa and Tami were and are still my close friends and I truly felt like part of the family. I have too many memories to share , but they are wonderful memories..God Bless you all .. Cookie

Bob Kniess

March 28, 2020

The Matriarch of our neighborhood!
Nothing but the best memories of times at Mary and Carl’s.
Love you guys. Our thoughts s our with you.

Lee Ann Atkinson

March 28, 2020

My friends...The Reicherts, what lovely words that brings us closer to Mary, in knowing her and understanding her beautiful life with Carl. She was a very kind soft spoken lady as I remember during the Christmas dinners at Jeff and Cindys home. I'm so sorry she has passed, especially making it more difficult to grieve and celebrate her life during this time. She and Carl are together. Sincerely Lee Ann

Cindy and keith Stewart

March 27, 2020

Mary and Carl were very special people. They made everyone feel like family. We always felt welcome at their home. I grew up feeling as if I was part of the Reichert family. Such loving people.

Julie Saluke

March 27, 2020

Aunt Mary was a very, very special person. She was always happy and smiling. I am thankful that she was my Aunt Mary.

She is in heaven now smiling on everyone.

Dear cousins,
I am very sorry for your earthly loss of your Mother, she will always be with you forever.

Sending lots of Love and hugs,
Julie ... and Joe

Heather Dan and Kristin Beem

March 27, 2020

We are thinking of you all and hope that family memories will give you peace.