Catherine Reinhardt, 91

Homemaker

November 23, 2007

Catherine M. Reinhardt, a homemaker and avid shopper who enjoyed being among the first in line at area store openings, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Manor Care Ruxton, where she had lived for three years. The former longtime Glen Oaks resident was 91.

Born Catherine Ziegler, she grew up in East Baltimore. Health problems prevented her from graduating from high school, said her daughter, Patricia Blackwell of Parkville.

She befriended a neighbor, George T. Reinhardt, and years later married him. The couple celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in September.

Her husband spent 50 years as a printer for the Baltimore Sunpapers, and for most of that time the couple lived on Marlora Road in the Lake Walker area.

Mrs. Reinhardt had a passion for buying clothes and missed the birth of a granddaughter to attend a store opening, her daughter said.

"She opened every store. She was there when they cut the ribbons," said Ms. Blackwell, adding, "You would not believe the clothes this woman had."

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

In addition to her husband and daughter, survivors include two brothers, Carroll Ziegler of Parkville and Kenneth Ziegler of Baltimore County; and three grandchildren.

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