Matthew Reinhardt, a teacher who saved his brother's life with a bone marrow donation, dies at 30
Lifelong Port Richmond resident Matthew Joseph Reinhardt, 30, a loving son, brother, cousin, uncle, grandson, nephew, friend and three-time high school volleyball city champion who was known for his big heart, died Wednesday in Richmond University Hospital, West Brighton, of a seizure.
Mr. Reinhardt was a math teacher at Fort Hamilton High School, Brooklyn, for four years. An alumnus of Staten Island Technical High School, he was a graduate of Mount St. Vincent College, Riverdale, N.Y.
He loved sports, especially the New York Mets. While he was at Staten Island Technical High School, he won three city volleyball championships with his team and was named captain of the team during his senior year.
Mr. Reinhardt was also a proud bone marrow donor, having saved the life of his older brother, John, by donating bone marrow to him in April of 2012. Mr. Reinhardt loved his entire family and enjoyed spending time with its many generations.
"Matthew filled the room his big heart, his big smile and laughter, and he only wanted others to be happy,'' his family said.
In addition to his brother, John, he is survived by his father, John; his mother, Nancy; his sister, Mary Catherine Hillman, brother-in-law Peter, nephew Charlie, Grandmother Catherine, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Bossak.
The funeral will be Monday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with a Mass at noon in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton. Arrangements included cremation.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
2:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Monday, September 28, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament RC Church
30 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10310-2234