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1 of 7 | Posted by: John McGuire - Bartlett, IL

“We have known George for over 25 Years and considered him a Great Friend and fellow Fire Memorabilia Collector . We always enjoyed meeting him at a...Read More »
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“Julie, we will miss seeing your dad when we go see Ron's mom. You have our deepest sympathy ”
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“Rest easy Captain, we have it from here. George was a true servant of the Fire Service. He was that guy that always brightened up the room, just...Read More »
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“Rest in peace, I will miss you, great friends are hard to find. ”
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George C. Reichhardt
77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he was also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grand daughter Christina A. Bourg. George was founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors, SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a Firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia and he really enjoyed riding Squad 3, Chicago in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous Awards and Certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 7:00pm.