March 11, 1928 – February 12, 2020
Franklin Reinstine, 91, devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend, died peacefully in his home on February 12, 2020. The younger son of Harry W. Reinstine and Ann Rosenblum Reinstine, Frank was born in Jacksonville, Florida on March 11, 1928 and grew up in the Avondale area where he attended West Riverside Elementary.
Frank graduated from The Bolles School in 1945 and attended the University of Virginia followed by the University of Miami where he received his Law degree in 1952. He served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Frank practiced law for over 50 years and was a partner in the law firm of Reinstine, Reinstine and Panken. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Frank gave back to his hometown in a multitude of ways. He served on the Jacksonville Consolidation Commission, Jacksonville Downtown Council, Duval County School Board and Duval Taxpayers Association. Frank also served on the executive committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association and was past President of the Jacksonville Legal Aid Society. His philanthropic commitments included serving as President of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurses Association, Salvation Army and Advisory Board of St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was also a longtime member and Paul Harris Fellow of the South Jacksonville Rotary.
His loving wife, Shirley A. Reinstine, preceded him in death on December 7, 2014.
Frank is survived by his brother Dr. Harry W. Reinstine Jr. (Geraldine) of Jacksonville, Florida. Two sons, Franklin Reinstine Jr. (Lisa) of St. Augustine, Florida and Dr. Jonathan Reinstine (Paige) of Louisville, Kentucky. Four grandchildren, Jed, Jenna, Will and Molly. And his loyal dog, Maggie.
The family would like to thank Ron Poindexter of Home Helpers and his lovely team including the special Amber Wilson for making Frank's final days so comforting.
The family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Vincent’s Foundation. https://stvincentsfoundation.org/en/make-a-gift-today Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd. 904-737-7171. Please sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddenaoaklawnchapel.com.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 22, 2020
Our families send our deepest sympathy to the Reinstine family. Uncle Frank will be missed as we have missed his wife, our Aunt Shirley. May you find comfort in your memories. Sincerely from The Families of Christine Adrian, Donna Wildt, and Lynn Adrian.
February 20, 2020
Mr. Frank was a treasured friend and neighbor. His thoughtfulness and kind spirit were a joy to be around, especially in his interactions with my two young daughters. He was a blessing in our lives as neighbors on Lakewood Road for a short time, but such special time it was. God bless Frank and his entire family.
February 17, 2020
My most sincere condolences, Jonathan. It’s been a long time since we were classmates at Bolles. As one physician speaking to another, I know it is never easy to lose a parent regardless of his/her age. I send my prayers for your dad, your family, and you in this trying time. God bless, my friend.
February 16, 2020
My heart is heavy and my soul is happy. Mr. Frank and Ms. Shirly are now together again. Mr. Frank brought joy to my life each day I saw him. He always had a kind word for me. I will miss our greeting through the door slot and his adventures with Maggie. He was loved and will be greatly missed by many. May the peace of our Lord be with his family and all that knew and loved him. My "red stockings" as he called my socks, will forever be worn with him in mind! I shall miss you Mr. Frank!
February 15, 2020
Mr.Reinstine was the kindest most gentle man i think i have ever come across.He once gave me a hat because i always complimented him on his cute hat he wore.He was such a pleasent person and i will sorely miss him.He really made a difference here in Jacksonville.God bless and comfort his loved ones.I am very sorry for your loss and extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all.