Robert Camp “Bob” Rein
April 2, 1927 - June 26, 2021
Robert Camp “Bob” Rein, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Born in Mt. Holly, NJ on April 2, 1927, he was a son of the late Fred and Lillian Rein. Bob was a graduate of Chester High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. After his service, Bob worked as a homebuilder and later as an engineering technologist for DuPont for over 50 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a former member and deacon at Fairwinds Baptist Church in New Castle and Grace Chapel in Warwick, MD. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening. He had a knack for building things, and spent time working on special projects like building pews for his church, lighthouses, picnic tables, benches, and the like.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothea Guss and Fred Rein; daughters-in-law, Sue C. Rein and Victoria “Vicki” Rein. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Hazel L. (O’Neill) Rein; children, Robert C. Rein, Carol L. Rein, Dianne L. Rein, and Richard C. Rein, all of Newark; grandchildren, Erin L. Rein, Robert C. Rein, Jr. (Jessica), Nicole M. Norman, and John A. Rein, Sr. (Amanda); great-grandchildren, John “L.J.” Rein, Jr., Lilyana Rein, Chase Rein, Brooke Rein, Ryland Rein, Noah Rein, Jackson Norman, and Ava Norman; nephews, Freddie and Bobby Guss; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins on both sides of the family.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am to 12 noon on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.