Ronald C. Reuter dies at age 71

Electrician who coached youth sports in Lutherville

August 12, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Ronald Carl Reuter, a retired electrical contractor who had coached youth sports for more than 30 years, died Monday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 71.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, Mr. Reuter graduated from Parkville High School.

After serving as an Army mechanic for a year, he became an electrician and joined Kingsbury-Samuel Electrical Co., an electrical contracting firm, as an estimator.

He purchased the business in the early 1980s after his father's retirement and continued to operate the company until closing it in 1987.

Mr. Reuter was a member of the National Electrical Contractors Association and served on the apprenticeship board of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 24.

Mr. Reuter was a 46-year resident of Lutherville. For more than 30 years, he coached in and served as head basketball coach and as a member of the board of the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council.

In recognition of his volunteer service, he was inducted into the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council Hall of Fame and was presented the Albert Schuele Service Award.

Mr. Reuter was an avid vegetable and flower gardener. He also was an accomplished woodworker and was a fan of the Baltimore Colts and the Orioles.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Joan Patricia Heaney; a son, Joseph C. Reuter of Stewartstown, Pa.; a daughter, Patricia Rose Cathell of Stewartstown; a brother, Melvin Reuter of Parkville; and four grandsons.

Frederick N. Rasmussen

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