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Harlin Eugene Reinhardt, Jr. was lovingly known as “Gene”’ or “Bug” and was born in his home on Elsmere Place in the Bronx NY, on March 21, 1943, to Harlin Eugene Reinhardt Sr. and Etta Mae (Walker) Reinhardt. He is proceeded in eternal rest by his eldest sister, Dolores E. Reinhardt-Niles and his youngest sister, Claudia V. Reinhardt-Worsley.
Harlin Eugene graduated from Samuel Gompers Vocation and Technical High School in 1961 with a degree in Auto Mechanics. There he was a member and Chairman of the Leaders Club. He then began working at Gimbels Department Store in New York City. Thereafter, he became a licensed New York City taxicab driver who eventually purchased his own taxi medallion venturing into the world of Entrepreneurship for over 30 years. He enjoyed being amongst family, traveling, listening to 60s, 70s and 80s hits by Motown artists and other performers of that genre and enjoyed classic gospel songs. He was no stranger to new school music, enjoyed dancing and would get down with the best of them.
Harlin enjoyed sports, current events, and his father was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, so naturally he grew to become a New York Met’s fan. He enjoyed watching football, rooting for the New York Giants and enjoyed watching any sporting event.
Harlin Eugene was a dedicated son who assisted greatly in the care of his father up until his passing. He was a dedicated son, brother, Uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, and neighbor all the way up until his final days. He believed in God and respected everyone’s religious stance.
In Sept 2019, Gene relocated from the Bronx, New York to Richmond, VA. He quickly clicked with the community and residents at Imperial Plaza who became like family in such a short time.
On January 20, 2021, Harlin Eugene transitioned into eternal rest. He is survived by his older sister, Theresa Reinhardt-Wright (NY), younger brother, Donald J. Reinhardt, Sr. (VA), 2 nephews, Alex Niles Jr (CA) and Daquan Reinhardt (VA). 4 nieces, Dolores “Cookie” Niles (NJ), Rosalyn “Rozie” Worsley (PA), Clauresa Niles (NC) and Eugena Wright (NY). 3 aunts, Julia Rinehardt (NY), Christine Newton (NY) and Ruth Redfern (NJ), a host of cousins, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and friends. His love, smile and laughter will be truly missed.