Charles
Reinagel, Charles J. December 18, 1959 - June 22, 2008 Charles Reinagel was a loving father, brother, son to his family. He was a mentor, friend and inspirational motivator in his professional and personal life. We mourn the passing of an amazing human being. Charles touched the lives of many people in the short span of his years and he will be long remembered. Charles was born in Buffalo, New York. He was the second son of Edward and Mary Reinagel. As early as twelve years of age, Charles was already displaying his potential as a leader, when he was thrust into the role of guardian and keeper of some of his younger siblings during one of the infamous winter blizzards in Upstate New York. He continued to be a helper, employer, counselor and friend to his siblings for many years after this time. Charles' high-school years were spent at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona where he excelled in athletics, particularly basketball. His dynamism and charisma were well-known already and even contributed to his election as Homecoming King in his Senior year. Charles began his career in the mid-1980's as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser working for the firm of Burke, Hansen, Homan and Klafter in Tucson, Arizona. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles, California and proceeded to take the real estate appraisal world by storm. Charles worked his way up through the ranks of CB Richard Ellis and Cushman & Wakefield to become one of the premier appraisers in the nation. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his father, Edward and step-mother, Kathleen, his siblings, Peter, Andrew, Maria, E J, Carrie, Mary Grace and Dorothy and by his family, Christine, his son, Chandler and daughter, Morgan. The family will receive friends, colleagues and all those who knew and admired him for a Memorial Service at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, California on Thursday, July 3rd at 11:00am.

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  1. Dear Family and Friends of Charles, Charles and I knew each other during the time we worked together at CB Richard Ellis. We had several things in common and tried our best to be an encouragement and support to one another. I was deeply saddened to hear of Charles’ passing. His perpetual smile, incredible energy and optimism, and infectuous personality will be sorely missed in this world and long remembered by those of us who considered him a friend. God bless you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I went to High School with Charlie when he lived in Trumansburg, NY. He was my best friend. My heart is broken at the news of his passing. The world is a much emptier place without him. My prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

  3. I was fortunate to have known Charlie in high school and was able to connect with him in California where I reside. Charlie’s wonderful smile and sincere support of those around him will never be surpassed. This is a shock to my soul. His smile and his laughter will remain in my memory. His peaceful way will be a part of us forever.

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to Charles’ family. I met him in high school in Trumansburg, NY and reaquainted with him briefly at a 20th class reunion 10 years ago. I’ll always remember his nice smile. I’m very sorry for your loss. Kim

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. I was in Charles H.S.class at Salpointe I remember him and Pete as tall,good-looking guys,always smiling and happy and great basketball players. I also lived in Los Angeles at the same time in Burbank (1989). A mass will be requested at Sacred Heart Church in St Louis in his honor. God Bless.

  6. The Salpointe Catholic High School community extends deepest sympathy to the Reinagel family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  7. Time may fly but the memories of good friends last forever. It was an honor to know Charles (and Pete) at Salpointe. I recall Charles as having one of the largest, most honest and sincere smiles of anyone I knew. He will be missed by many including myself. Prayers are extended to his soul and family. Peace to all.

  8. I worked with Charles for quite a few years at Cushman & Wakefield. His enthusiam and personality will always be remembered. He was always #1. That’s how I’ll remember him.

  9. I€™ve known Charles for almost 20 years. I met Charles in the late 80€™s when we worked for the same company. We became friends quickly. Professionally, he was very accomplished, hard charging and energetic. But there was so much more to him than just work. As a friend, he was always willing to lend an ear, a hand or offer advice. Years later when we both started our own companies, he was a great resource to lean on. And the advice I got was valuable, not jaded or self serving. I hope he felt the same about me. He will be missed but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reinagel family. Much Love, Kevin

  10. Charles was my son Pedro Chin’s first and # 1 Boss at CBRE Los Angeles after Pedro graduated from USC. I remember Charles was a nice gentleman, he’s nice to this little old lady as he called me as Mrs. Chin before I moved to Hawaii. My prayers send to Christine and your children whom I met over 15 years ago.

  11. Please accept our condolences for your loss of Charles. Although we only met him personally once, we knew of him and he of us through our daughter, Barbara. When our own son, Paul, died in February from cancer, Charles was extremely thoughtful, kind and caring to our family. He taught Barbara a great deal and has left a void in her life and in ours. He was quite a man and will be greatly missed by many of us who had the good fortune to come to know him – even for a short time. He and his family will be remembered by us in our thoughts and in our prayers. Sincerely, Dorothy & Frank Donner

  12. Remember the good times. Be motivated by the rewards that the future will bring. Love and best wishes Gary and Tina Brutsch

  13. Dear Reinagel Family: My heart goes out to you over the recent loss of Charles. I came into contact him in 1999 during my first political campaign. He and I spoke and emailed many times over the next few years. He was a good community member. His concern for his neighborhood was part of his character. He was part of the community and was involved. I will remember him as a good person who cared about others and his community. Hermosa Beach is a better place because of him living within our city. I will miss his advice when I had issues about our towns policies. I am sorry I could not come to the memorial service, but only read about the services today. Again, I am sorry for your loss. Michael Keegan City Councilman — Hermosa Beach, CA

  14. All I have to said he was a great friend to me. and I love him for the respect he gave.I look up to him as GREAT MENTOR. THAT he was. treat me with RESPECT.And for that I will always be greatful. He was a great husband dad . He would invite my son and I to home with was very special. He was just one that I truly Adore. Brenda Barnett

  15. Pete and Family, I recall fond memories of seeing your whole family at Our Mother of Sorrows Church(I think we always went to the same mass)and our years at Salpointe Catholic HS. Many prayers for your family now and strength in the future. Very Truly, Gina

  16. Pete and Family I remember Chuck as always a guy that you could talk to. During our junior year we found out that our birthdays were only 1 day apart. I had forgoten that until now. Chuck will be missed but not forgotten. He will be added to my prayers as will the rest of the Reinagel family. Bob Nagore

  17. I have so many fond memories of Charles. He was a very good friend to me during and even after my years with CB Commercial. I will always remember when he brought his family to Kentucky to visit us. We had such a great time together. I will keep the entire Reinagel family in my prayers.

  18. Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. Please call me and we will go for a walk on the beach. Blessings, Robin Kusilka 310-798-7240

  19. Dear Christine and Reinagel family: We are shocked and flabbergasted at the news received today of Charles passing. Our hearts and prayers and thoughts are with you all. We knew him as a neighbor, friend, I as a professional colleague, as well. We enjoyed our friendship and wish only the best for those left behind, especially his beloved Chandler & Morgan. With loving memories, Benny & Linda Gonzalez

  20. Dearest Reinagel Family, I only just found out about Charles passing and I am so very sorry I missed his memorial. Charles was one of my dearest friends and I am heartbroken to learn this tragic news. He was an exceptional human being and he graced my life with his brilliant and kind presence. I will miss him terribly and pray for the repose of his soul.

  21. Charles was the most helpful, knowledgeable and benevolent person that I knew. He truly was an incredibly special person. My deepest consolences, Kevin J. Brennan, MAI, MRICS (917) 589-2597

  22. Dear Christie and Children, My son Andre just sent me this notice about Charles’ death. I am shocked and heart broken. Charles was one of my most favorite people and I enjoyed getting to know you, Christie, and having the chance to meet Chandler. I lost touch over the years and had assumed everything was ok. I would love to have the chance to talk with you. My family and I send you our love and prayers. Judith

  23. Christie.
    I just went looking for Charles. I thought we had something to talk about … and I am shocked to read his Obit. Hope you and yours are doing great. Charles will always be in my mind as an incredible lighthearted, hard-working force of nature. Despite many years going by, I thought of him often. He was incredible.
    Tim White
    Albany, NY
    518-694-2667

  24. I miss Charles. He was a good friend. He was incredibly kind and he taught me a lot. I am thankful to have known him.

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