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Mishler H. “Mitch” Reinhart

April 8, 1938 - November 27, 2019

Mishler H. “Mitch” Reinhart, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 8, 1938, he was a son of the late Mishler H. and Edith Bella (Rose) Reinhart, Jr. Mitch began working at The Dog House in New Castle at the age of 13. He was later promoted to general manager and in February of 2011 became the owner. Active with the Masons, he was Past Master of Christiana Lodge #35 A.F. & A.M.

In addition to his parents, Mitch was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Rose and Raymond Rose; and daughter, Sherry Vanderkleve. He is survived by his companion, Joanne Catalano of Woodstown, NJ; children, Gary R. Reinhart of Bear, Darlene Spence of New Castle, Ruth Weicker of Wilmington and M. Aaron Reinhart of Dover; stepson, Joseph E. Reinhart of New Castle; brother, William Reinhart of New Castle; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 6:45 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Masonic service will begin at 6:45 pm. A memorial service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mitch’s memory to Christiana Lodge #35 A.F. & A.M., 1406 Wilmington Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

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14 Guestbook messages for Mishler H. “Mitch” Reinhart

  • My father was Louis Sloan, the original owner of the Dog House. Mitch & my father had a 65+ yr relationship & he was like part of the family, a good man…he will be missed! RIP Mitch! ❤️

  • RIP my friend and to me HUTTON. You were a kind and friendly man, you will be missed by many. WmPenn Class of 1957 will keep you in our prayers. Your friend Sallie

  • I’m really sorry to hear of my friend Mitch (Hutton) passing. I believe that Mitch and I were the oldest in our class at William Penn. You were one of the nicest and friendliest persons I ever knew. We had many I good time on our bus ride to school every day from the Gardens. I will miss you very much especially those twinkling blue eyes and your laugh. RIP my dear friend. We will see each other later and have a few Laughs. Gail

  • Truly sorry for your loss of one of the kindest people I have known. He helped my father, Larry Rose, when he needed it and didn’t think twice about doing so. Cherish your memories of him and hopefully this will help ease your pain. I know this is a very difficult time for all. God bless and prayers to everyone.
    Love,
    Karen Rose Ciancio

  • So sorry to hear this news god bless his loved ones

  • I first visited the Dog House with my father when I was four years old. Mitch was already working there. We became good friends as the years passed and I took my two young sons there to keep up the Dog House tradition. Mitch’s friendly face was always there to greet us. He will sorely be missed but always remembered.
    Bruce Reynolds

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of loss. May they rest in the comfort knowing Mitch is at peace in the eternal house of the Heavenly Father.

  • My most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May you find peace and comfort in knowing his suffering is over, may he Rest In Peace.

  • From one Alumni to another our sincere condolences to Mitch’s family and friends. We have all visited the Dog House at some time!
    New Castle HS DE Alumni Association ☀️

  • Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hut was Great personall friend of my parents. Ed n Millie Cavanaugh.
    A DOG HOUSE ICON always made time for the customer

  • So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mitch.

  • Aaron ,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad , mere words cannot and will not soften the pain of your loss, please know that thoughts and prayers are sent up to a Heavenly Father that will never leave nor forsake His Children in their time of suffering and loss. May you reflect on the Father he was , the child he mentored and the man that you have become by his nurturing.
    Memories are to embrace and gladden the heart as you celebrate the man he was.
    God Bless , Dan Hall

  • It was truly a blessing to have had the opportunity to work with you. You will be sincerely missed. Thank you for all your dedication and devotion, without it our community would not have been all that it was. My condolences to your loved ones.

  • So sorry, Cowboy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.