Sep. 30, 1971 - Dec. 29, 2012
Written by David's father
David’s 41 years were filled with life, love and adventure. He lived life to the fullest, gaining a world of friends, growing in business stature, seeking new adventures and finally finding the love of his life, Char, his adorable wife of sixteen too short months. To all his multitude of friends from the many facets of his life, we say thank you for all the support you have given us. He loved you and he will deeply miss being with you. His last moments were spent fighting to live so he could return to all those he loved so dearly.
David was born in Palos Verdes Estates, California, the fourth child of Susan and Dick Reinhart. His family moved to Lake Oswego in 1974, where David attended Hallinan Elementary and Lakeridge High School and met so many lasting friendships and enjoyed his time playing soccer and running track. Upon graduation, he went to Oregon State University where he received his business degree and became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he gained another amazing group of friends.
Following graduation from OSU, David served three years as congressional aide in Washington, D.C. to long-time Oregon Congressman Robert Smith, prior to returning to Oregon and establishing a commercial real estate career with his brother Craig as a Principal of Cresa Partners, a national tenant representation firm. Later, an amazing business opportunity presented itself through Matt Felton, Chief Executive Officer of Felton Properties, Inc. where David found immense satisfaction in his work as the Managing Director of their Portland office and enjoyed a truly amazing personal relationship with the entire Felton family.
David was so very capable as it seemed there was little he could not do very well. He led an extraordinary life balancing his business career, a life of adventure filled with climbing some of the world’s highest and most difficult peaks, fishing, backpacking and skiing while still finding time for home brewing and taking in and finding homes for rescue dogs and doing the charity work he was so committed to for the Albertina Kerr Centers. David found a wonderful sense of freedom in all his adventures, and his videos, set to the music he loved, were classics. After a