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Dr. John B. Reinhart, 96

Dr. John B. Reinhart, 96

Dr. John B. Reinhart, 96, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Carolina Village Medical Center. He was a native of Merrill, Wisconsin, son of the late Dabrey B. Reinhart, MD and the late Ann T. Reinhart. He was a graduate of Duke University class of 1939. After graduation he enrolled in medical school at the University of Chicago for two years. He then transferred to the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC, and entered their first four year program graduating in December 1943. After three years of Pediatric training, he enlisted in the United States Army and not only served our country as a physician, but rose to the rank of Captain prior to his discharge in 1948. He became Chief of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. He completed three residencies in Pediatrics from John Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

After his military service, Dr. Reinhart joined the faculty at Bowman Gray where he was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics for two years. In 1952, Dr. Reinhart moved to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he trained in General and Child Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburg. With his board training in Pittsburg, he became certified in three separate specialties. In 1956, he became the first child psychiatrist at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburg where he remained until 1983. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics in 1983.

In retirement, he and his wife, Helen, moved to Hendersonville where he worked for another 15 years. He consulted at the Trend Mental Health Center, developing child psychiatric services. For many years, he served on the Ethics Committee at Margaret Pardee Hospital. He was an active member on the board of Four Seasons Hospice for 12 years. In 1990, Dr. Reinhart received the "Simon Wile Award" of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for "Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry". In 2002, Dr. Reinhart received the "C. Anderson Aldrich Award" from the American Academy of Pediatrics for "outstanding work in the area of Child Health and Human Development".

Dr. Reinhart is survived by his wife, Helen, of 66 years, along with his six children: Peter Reinhart and his wife Mary Louise, Catherine Perea and her husband Gustavo Perea, Ann Reinhart, John Reinhart and his wife Julia, Fredrick Reinhart and his wife Jeannette Potts, Andrew Reinhart and his wife Laura. He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and his only sister, Mirium Fox.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to Four Seasons Hospice Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to a charity of their choice.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com . Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.