Charles Peter Reina, 91, of Forty Fort died Tuesday March 30, 2021 at home. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rita Herman Reina in 1998, and his second wife Florence Eckert Reina who died in 2020.
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Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Nathan and Grace Noto Reina. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, he joined the United States Marine Corp. at 18 and served during the Korean War Era. Along with the Marine’s he also served with the Army Reserves, and the National Guard. Prior to retirement he earned the rank of Sergeant in the Scranton Police department, and was apart of the first Scuba team the department had. He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. An avid adventurer, he and Rita would travel the country in their motor home or on their motorcycle. Charles and Rita were also snowbirds who would volunteer with the National Park Service in Florida for many, many winters. A man of many talents, he was a self taught TV repair man in the early 60’s. He could build or fix anything and could always be found working on old cars or tinkering with anything mechanical.
Surviving are sons, Charles Nathan Reina and wife Svetlana, Springbrook, Joseph Reina and wife Debra, Stephens City, Virginia, Anthony and wife Deborah, Longs, South Carolina; grandchildren, Charles Nathan Reina Jr. and wife Sandra, Ashleigh Reina, Andrew Reina and Christian Reina with wife Sasha and great- granddaughter Sophia.
He was preceded in death brother Joseph A. Reina.
A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 11 am in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton. Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends and family may pay their respects Wednesday from 9 am until service time. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Freedom, 2750 Limestone Street
Coplay, PA 18037.