John Reinholz, 82, of Holmes Beach, died July 13.
He was born in Chicago.
Adolescent years were spent in Beloit, Wisconsin, where in 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Penelope.
He graduated from Beloit College in 1960.
He traveled extensively for several companies that served the paper manufacturing industry.
He had been to all 50 states by 1985.
He had four children.
Homebase moved from Wisconsin to Chicago to New Jersey to Atlanta and finally to Holmes Beach in 1996.
Upon retirement in 2002, Mr. Reinholz became an avid gardener, reader and continued to travel.
He was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and active in the Friends of Bill fellowship.
He made numerous trips with his children to Mesa, Arizona, for Cubs spring training.
He made several European trips, mostly to England because “they love Americans.”
No funeral service is planned. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Tidewell Hospice serving Bradenton/Sarasota region at tidewellhospice.org or Tidewell Foundation, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Mr. Reinholz is survived by his wife, Penelope; children Jamie, Julie, Jeff and Jim; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.