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Hilda Reinman

January 25, 2015

Hilda (Nan) Reinman, 95, of Clayton passed January 25, 2015 surrounded by family and friends.

Hilda was born August 30, 1919 on Pt. Penninsula, daughter of Howard P. and Grace Halliday Cheever. When she was an infant, the family moved to the town of Clayton and she attended area schools. She graduated from Clayton High School with the class of 1936.

She married Murray J. Reinman on September 7, 1940 at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. George E. Racette officiating. Mr. Reinman died April 15, 1995.

Murray and Hilda established Reinman's Furniture and Hardware in 1946 and operated it until 1972 when their son, James, took over. Hilda's granddaughter, Mary Heyman and her husband, Bill, have operated the store since 1991 with the youngest granddaughter, Melissa Tinney, joining forces in 1993.

Hilda had a fun loving spirit, whose life was centered around her family. She enjoyed dancing and traveling with her husband and entertaining family and friends at their home and the cottage on the River. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of its St. Anne's Altar & Rosary Society.

Surviving are her two children, James (Gloria) Reinman, Clayton and Shirley (Ernie) Pitcher, Dexter; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sisters, Isabelle Howard, Chaumont and Mary Turcotte, Clayton; brother, Howard Cheever, Chaumont; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her husband, Murray, she was predeceased by her sister, June Corp.

As per her wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Donations can be made to St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624, Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601, or to River Hospital Foundation, 43861 NYS Rt. 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#13 Chamberlains 2015-02-03 04:44
Jim, Gloria, and family:
So sorry for the lost of your mother.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin, Linda, and Grant Chamberlain
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#12 Raul & Lore Perez 2015-01-29 10:15
Jim, very sorry for your loss. The Perez family thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#11 Becky Marshall 2015-01-28 12:04
Hearing of your mom's passing brought back many memories. She had a smile that was contagious and a wonderful little laugh. I'm thinking of you as you deal with this loss. Hugs and love to old friends.
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#10 Lesa Secor Winter 2015-01-28 11:45
My deepest sympathy to you all and I mean all of you!! Hilda was a huge part of my life as we shared so many laughs thru the years! I will never forget her kindness towards others. I was blessed to have known such a wonderful lady who enjoyed a good cup of coffee and a donut. May you all cherish all you had with her as I will cherish my memories of Hilda.
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#9 Corky and Paula Stag 2015-01-28 11:01
Our heart felt condolences for your loss .Hilda was always so warm and welcoming to our family.. Comforting to think of her with Murray again.
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#8 STEVEN STROUSE 2015-01-27 21:45
Jim and family, condolences to your family, your mom had a good long life, she is now at peace and with your dad.
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#7 Debbie Shaffner 2015-01-27 15:03
My condolences to your family. She was a great lady
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#6 Louie & Rose Montante 2015-01-27 07:27
Our condolences. She was a great lady.
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#5 fr james lutz 2015-01-27 06:55
Jim and Family, My prayers and Masses are with you at this time. Jim Lutz
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#4 Jackie Pratt 2015-01-26 18:23
Nan was a lucky lady to have so many people who loved her. I pray all your memories of her will help bring all those who love her some peace.
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