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In Loving Memory of FIDO's Dad
Posted: 03/25/2014
FIDO lost a dear friend and father.... My dad, Paul L. ( aka Gomer) Reichlin, 67 years old of Elyria died at University Hospital's Elyria Medical Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Paul was born on July 13, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in Elyria all of his life. He was a graduate of Elyria High School with the class of 1964 and served with the United States Marine Corp from 1966 to 1972. A Journeyman Tool and Die Maker, he was the founder of Contour Tool in Elyria. He was a member of St. Mary Church, the Beaver Creek Hunt Club, Oberlin Golf Club, and the Precision Machine Products Association. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, shooting, and his dogs. He was known at the hunt club as the "Dog Whisperer" and would run 1/2 dozen dogs at a time in the field and take them to swim. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, my mom Donna, on the beach at their winter home on Sanibel Island. My dad would pull dogs weekly for me from the Lorain County Dog Kennel and take them to West Park Animal Hospital so they could get all their needed vet care. He and my mom fostered dogs and enjoyed coming to our adoption events and fundraisers. My dad loved our rescue work and our mission and was always willing to lend a hand. Our rescue will greatly miss him.