Alvin Lloyd Rinehart

July 28, 1948 ‒ March 05, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Alvin ­­­Lloyd Rinehart passed away Thursday morning, March 5, 2015 at Mifflin Care Center in Mansfield. He was 66.

He was born July 28, 1948 in Galion, Ohio to parents Calvin and Betty (Quinn) Rinehart. Following graduation from Lexington High School, he served his country in the US Army. After returning from the service he accepted a position with the US Postal Service and made a career of 40 years with the post office in both Galion and Mansfield.

Alvin was a member of AMVETS Post #87 in Galion and Scarbrough Post #243 American Legion in Galion.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jeremy & Kristine Rinehart of Mansfield; daughter Julie K. Welton; grandsons Trevor Rinehart, Gage Welton and Justice Welton; mother Betty Rinehart of Lexington; siblings Erleen & Harrell Gillis of Silverspring, Maryland, James & Stephanie Rinehart of Sycamore, Gene Rinehart of Lexington & Molly Rinehart of Bellville, Lowell & Becky Rinehart of Lee, Florida, and David & Carol Rinehart of Galion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alvin was preceded in death by his father Calvin Rinehart and brother Donald Lee Rinehart.

His family will receive friends 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue. A funeral service honoring Alvin’s life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Wednesday where Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.

Contributions in his memory to American Diabetes Association may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Alvins’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Sorry to hear of this loss. May God bless the family with comfort and a joy of knowing that this is only the beginning of a new day beyond the sunset.

  • O am so very sorry for your lossay the Lord take Alvin I’m his arms and welcome him onto his blessed house.

  • I had the priviledge of meeting and working with Al at the Mansfield Post Office. He was a good one and will be greatly missed! I look forward to meeting him again, next time in heaven!

  • Thoughts and Prayers for Al’s family. I worked with Al at the Mansfield Post Office until he retired. RIP Al, you will be missed.

  • May God Bless each of the family. It has been many years since I saw Alvin while he
    was working in Galion, Oh. Post Office. I miss seeing him but so happy he has a new home in Heaven.

  • Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Rinehart family for your loss of your beloved Alvin. May the Lord’s peace and strength be with you all during this difficult time.

  • It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye. Al you were always a bright spot in our dreary work days. It was a great pleasure to have worked with you at the Mansfield Post office. I pray for your family as you move forward to another realm. I hope to laugh with you again one day. Rest in peace Al… ~Gloria Heins

  • My deepest condolences to Al’s family. We worked together at the Mansfield Post Office for many years. A great guy.

  • Our deepest sympathy. Wishing you and your families strength,peace and may God’s love comfort you.

  • Al and I graduated from LHS in 1966 as a couple of “townies”. May God comfort and bless his family and loved ones.

  • Betty and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Alvin. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Connie and I will stop by and see you soon. Will call first. love Sharron

  • Heartfelt condolences to the Rinehart family. May God wrap you all in his loving, healing, comforting arms.

  • We had the pleasure of working with Al. We got a kick from getting Christmas cards from him labled the “Pot Lickers”. What a wonderful person. He will be missed. May God fill your hearts with love and peace.

  • Our deepest condolences on your loss. Al always brought a little smile to us every night when he came in. He was a great guy and will be missed by many.

  • Al always made me laugh at the Mansfield Post Office. You are greatly missed. Rest In Heaven, Al.

  • I will always remember going to the drive-in with you Alvin, you where going to war and I was just a kid. You and your family are so close to Lisa and I, our deepest condolence to our Aunt Betty and her loving family. maybe we can go to the drive-in again but leave out the war this time.