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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

David M. Reichenbach

May 8, 1951November 20, 2019
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David M. Reichenbach, age 68, passed away on November 20, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen and loving son, Andrew; mother, Edna Reichenbach; siblings: Richard (Kathleen), Cynthia (Alan), Russel (Deborah); brother-in-law to Michael (Dawn), Terri (Kenn), Larry (Linda) and Dan (Lynne); as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dear father, Melvin; in-laws Dorothy and Jim McKay, and dear nephew, Robert.

Dave enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends, deer hunting, golfing and stargazing. He was never a Boy Scout but became a "Boy Scout Dad" through Andy. They enjoyed camping, hiking, kayaking, cooking hobo dinners over an open fire and tent camping in below freezing temperatures. Dave could fix anything or build anything. Friends often called him MacGyver. Just give him a paperclip and a piece of tape and he was in business. He was an amazing friend, always kind and cheerful, loved to joke around, but could never remember a punch line.

Dave loved to travel. His first plane ride was to Disneyworld for his honeymoon with Kathleen. This opened the door to yearly travels throughout Michigan, Hawaii, California, St. Thomas, Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix, Arizona. His most recent trip with Kathleen was an Alaskan cruise in August 2019.

He went to Ferris State College to study Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanics. Dave worked for various companies as a mechanic including Ford Motor Company and Crown Lift Trucks. He was forced to retire in 2012 after his cancer diagnosis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Angela Hospice, Livonia, Michigan.

Services

  • Gathering Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Memorial In State Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 25, 2019

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Denise (Frederick) Fitzgerald

November 24, 2019

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I knew David when we were very young. I'm part of the Frederick Family who provided the baseball field in our backyard, where there was always a game going on during the summer. You can see our house in the background of his tribute photo, in his new Mustang.

There were seven of us kids in my family so some of David's brothers or sister may remember them. David was in my class through 3rd grade and then again during Junior High and High School. I believe my Father helped David's Father build something in the backyard on Marvindale? Maybe a deck? It was a long time ago.

Again, please accept the sincerest sympathy of the Frederick Family. Denise

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb REICHENBACH

November 23, 2019

Russ and Deb Reichenbach

November 22, 2019

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