Farming Rural 18

Theodore W. Reinholtz

May 17, 1945 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 76)


Services planned for Monday, May 16th have been postponed as of Wednesday May, 11th. The Reinholtz family requests that friends keep attentive to Aurora McCarthy's website for services posted in the near future. Please disregard services published in the Friday, May 13th edition of the River East. 


Theodore W. Reinholtz, aged 76, of Colchester, passed away after a courageous battle with heart failure and then cancer on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. He was a beloved father, brother, uncle, son, and friend. Theodore was born to the late William Reinholtz and Mary Russo. “Ted’s” story is one of innovation, determination, lots of hard work, and perseverance. This was instilled into him at an early age working with his mom and siblings to help support his family. This cultivated not only the value of hard work but responsibility. While working as a young man, Ted dreamed of owning a farm and told anyone who would listen that he would, one day, own 100 acres to build his dream and raise his family on.  As a man of his word, Ted did just that after serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Honorably discharged, Teddy returned to marry his high school sweetheart, Suzanne Savalle. With Suzanne's support, Teddy began to acquire land and build what is known today as Diamond's Run for all his family to enjoy. Hours upon hours spent with family at the barn and riding in the ring to show the Quarter Horse circuit traveling around the country. Again, success followed what Ted's hard work paid for. Champion horses and numerous awards. You have likely walked on Ted Work if you have taken a walk along the Colchester sidewalks or enjoyed a movie at the theater among many other sites. Ted and many of his friends, Joe Currier, Ron Clark, Danny Januszewski, Jon Okonuk, and later to become best friends with Jeff and Wendy Wojcik, and so many others would sit around the kitchen table and smoke their cigarettes accompanied by endless pots of coffee served up by Buffa, his sister, and great conversation. Ted was innovative, huge fascination for inventions, always thinking about how to make something easier, Ted invented a way to do so. Some of Ted’s inventions were so ingenious, obtaining patents on them! "Hollywood" as his brother John Crow would call Teddy, will be sorely missed by his son Thedore Sage Reinholtz, his daughter, Sareen Reinholtz; his sister Teresa (Buffa) Sciremammano; his grandchildren, Shane 17, Abbey 11, the twins Sabrina, and Katrina 8, and his special friend and partner, Ginger Zaino.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, The American Lung Association, or the Connecticut Humane Society. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit:

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