Pete Reich

October 06, 1953 ‒ May 10, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio


Pete Reich, 63, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his family after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer.

He was born October 6, 1953 in Leamington, Canada and was the son of Ferdinand and Anneliese (Stanze) Reich. Pete is survived by his loving wife of nearly 37 years, Deborah (Dehmel) Reich whom he married on May 31, 1980.

Pete was a 1973 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and operated Reich Imported Cars, with his father until taking over the business upon his father’s retirement.  Career changes took Pete from the automotive industry into construction and he later worked for Mansfield Cement Flooring and lastly with Moritz Concrete in Mansfield.

Pete was a member of the Mansfield Liederkranz and Owls Club of Mansfield. Pete was known as a brilliant mechanic and handyman. He previously raced cars with the Sports Car Club of America and enjoyed skiing, tinkering on motors, flying remote control planes and singing karaoke.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Stephan (Jessica) Reich; daughter Kristi (Ryan) Kiley; granddaughter Olivia Kiley; mother Anneliese Reich all of Mansfield and brother Rolf (Kay) Reich of Tipp City.

Pete is preceded in death by his father Ferdinand Reich.

Pete’s family will receive friends, Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave. Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities in care of the funeral home.

Pete’s family would like to thank Dr. Exten and all the staff at Ohio Health Cancer Care and 2West for their fabulous care over the past three years and a special thank you to Elisa Bryant.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Pete Reich, and condolences may be made to them at


  • My sincere condolences to the Reich family on the loss of your dear loved one. Death can bring so much tears and pain but may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together and have comfort in God’s promise of a new world where death will be no more.(Revelation 21:3,4) My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time.

  • What a staggering loss. Our condolences to you all. We never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Reich but we know that he was a fine man because we could see that reflected so clearly in his daughter and the family she created with Ryan and Olivia, as they are among the finest people we know. And I could clearly see that love that Kristi had for her Dad every time she spoke of him. We extend our love and prayers to you all during this time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss; know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  • Rolf and Kay,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this time of grieving Pete. We know you have wonderful memories to draw on and will remember a life well lived!
    Barb and Ken Lentz