Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Howard W. Reich, 88 of Wooster went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born, February 14, 1934, to the late Wayne and Mabel (Shankland) Reich.

Howard graduated from Wooster High School in 1953.  He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958, in the First Army 13th Cavalry, as head cook and Military Police guard.  He worked as a baker for Lerches and Johnny’s Donuts.  He also worked for the experimental station in Wooster.  He retired from United Steel Fabricators Crown Steel Division for 44 years as an Inspector – Programmer and Brake Operator.  Howard attended Grace Church in Wooster.

In 1959, he married the love of his life, Carole J Mays.  They were blessed with 63 years together.  She survives.  They had three children: Cheryl (Steve) Wahl of North Canton, Christy (Stan) Argabrite of Wooster, and Rodney (Angela) Reich of Apple Creek.

One of Howard’s biggest joys in life was his grandchildren:  Sarah (Kevin) Long, Adam (Samantha) McClintock, Andrew Uitto, Matthew (Lonna) Uitto, Erin McClintock, Hunter, Connor, and Parker Reich. Shane (Cheyenne) Argabrite and Liana (Nate) Robinson.   Great grandchildren, Aiden Cross, Lexi, Madelyn, and Olivia Long. Braxton and Austin McClintock, Gabriel Uitto, Claire Uitto, Ryder Robinson, and Everett Argabrite.

Howard loved spending time and enjoying all his grandchildren’s events.  He was a hands-on grandpa and Paapa, who was adored by all.  He always had a smile on his face.

Howard enjoyed talking about and working on cars with his son.  He was always there to help the family out when needed.   He enjoyed bowling and having coffee with his best buddy, Stanley Argabrite Sr.

Howard is also survived by his brother, Ron (Eva) Reich of Westerville and honorary family members, Don, and Pam Peterman of Wooster.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 1:00PM at Grace Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster with Pastor Randy Moomaw officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Mennonite.

Family and friends will be received 2 hours prior to the start of the service at the church.

Contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Mrs. Reich, Cheryl, Tina, and Rod,

    My heart goes out to you all, and prayers for entire family. Your husband/dad, was a great guy! I always enjoyed being around your family when I was a kid, and Mr. Reich was a part of so many good memories for me. I wish I could be there for the services, but I am in Thailand. My thoughts are with you. God bless you all in during this time.

  2. My deepest sympathies to you Rod and your entire family.

  3. Carole

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I am sending prayers for peace and comfort. I’m sure Brian is welcoming Howard home.

    Pam Smith

  4. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

  5. As a spouse, as a father, as a grandfather, as a great-grandfather, as an uncle, and as a friend, Howard was loved by us all. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  6. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Carole and the family. Howard was like a brother to our mom, and he was very special to her.
    We are keeping you in our prayers.


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