Joan Sargent

ID #21, (1945-1997)

Joan Sargent
1986 phtoto
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 21 Jun 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Susanna Rosalinda Sargent

ID #22
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 8 Jun 2017

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Alicia Kingsbury Sargent

ID #23
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2017

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Richard Collier Sargent III

ID #24
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 8 Jun 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Bonnie Mae Lincoln

ID #25
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 8 Jun 2017

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  1. [S1471] Bonnie Sargent, e-mail message to Linda Reinfeld, located on the computer of Linda Sargent Reinfeld, received 14 Sep 2010.
  2. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Lindsey Claire Sargent

ID #26
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2014

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Tasha Louise Dunning

ID #27
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 26 Jun 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.
  2. [S1197] Tasha Dunning, e-mail message to Linda Sargent Reinfeld, located on the computer of Linda Sargent Reinfeld, received 17 Feb 2014.

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Sara Renee Dunning

ID #28

Family: Chris Doolan

Biography:
  • Last Edited: 27 Jun 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Janice Ann Male

ID #29, (1927-1974)

Jani Stoughton
1953 Photo
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 28 May 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S47] 1930 US Federal Census, Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut, digital image Ancestry.com Operations Inc; National Archives micropublication, Edmund Male head of household, roll 273, enumeration district 0141, page 27A.
  2. [S257] Barbara Sargent, interview with Linda Sargent Reinfeld.
  3. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Phyllis Bird Male

ID #30, (1918-2016)

Phyllis Regan
1963 Photo

Family: Michael Regan b. 19 Dec 1915, d. 13 Jan 1983

Biography:
  • Last Edited: 28 May 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S3565] 1920 US Federal Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, digital image Ancestry.com Operations Inc; National Archives micropublication, Edmund S Male head of household, Ward 6, roll T625_513, enumeration district 174, page 3B.
  2. [S47] 1930 US Federal Census, Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut, digital image Ancestry.com Operations Inc; National Archives micropublication, Edmund Male head of household, roll 273, enumeration district 0141, page 27A.
  3. [S257] Barbara Sargent, interview with Linda Sargent Reinfeld.
  4. [S4868] Phyllis M Regan, Legacy.com website obit notice from newspaper, 19 Aug 2016 obituary notice ,www.legacy.com.
  5. [S206] Phyllis Regan, interview with Linda Sargent Reinfeld, Jan 1997.
  6. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Michael Regan

ID #31, (1915-1983)

Michael Regan
1960 photo
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 28 May 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S206] Phyllis Regan, interview with Linda Sargent Reinfeld, Jan 1997.
  2. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.
  3. [S294] David Regan, e-mail message to Linda Reinfeld, received 13 Apr 2017.
  4. [S4868] Phyllis M Regan, Legacy.com website obit notice from newspaper, 19 Aug 2016 obituary notice ,www.legacy.com.

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Geoffrey Rollason Stoughton

ID #32, (1919-1996)

Jeff Stoughton
1981 photo

Family: Janice Ann Male b. 30 Jul 1927, d. 11 Jun 1974

Biography:
  • Last Edited: 28 May 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S206] Phyllis Regan, interview with Linda Sargent Reinfeld, Jan 1997.
  2. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Kurt Reinfeld

ID #33, (1914-2000)

Kurt Reinfeld
1969 photo

Family: Hedy Dicker b. 15 May 1917, d. 25 Jun 2000

Biography:
  • Kurt Reinfeld was born on 12 Nov 1914, in Vienna, Austria.
  • He graduated in 1936 with an Engineering diploma in mechanical engineering.1
  • He was employed in 1937 by the Zentral-Europaeischen-Laenderbank in their Coke and Coal Division as a heating engineer.1
  • He married Hedy Dicker, daughter of Nikolaus Dicker and Charlotte Blumenstein, on Sunday, 10 Jul 1938 in Vienna.
  • After the German Anschluss of Austria Kurt and Hedy went into hiding outside of Vienna.1
  • Shortly thereafter Kurt was able to go to England where he was given a job in Sandwich as a mechanical engineer to help construct the Lord Kitchener Camp.1
  • In Dec 1939 Kurt and Hedy finally received their visas for America and on the 30th of that month they sailed to on the ship "Britannic" arriveing on the 10th of January 1940. On the official entry documents they both indicated they could read English and that the closest relative was father-in-law, Nicholas Dicker, living at Schulerstrasse 22 (or 21) in Vienna. They had $180 (which was about average of what other immigrants had). Their contact was a cousin, Leo Rosenman, who lived at 61 (or 67) 2nd Street, Huntington Station, NY. After a two week stay they traveled by bus to Pittsburgh.1,2
  • In Pittsburgh at first he was a helper in an auto repair shop, and then he worked at the Duquesne Smelting Corporation.1
  • Kurt Reinfeld was employed bt 1941 - 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Koppers as an engineer and created 50 patents.1
  • He was retired in 1983 from Koppers.1
  • He died on 19 Jun 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 85.3
  • The cause of his death was a stroke.3
  • An obituary was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 21 Jun 2000.3
  • To view the notice, please click here.3
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 21 Jun 2000

    Obituary: Kurt Reinfeld / Engineer who developed 50 patents after fleeing Austria

    Wednesday, June 21, 2000

    By M. Ferguson Tinsley, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

    Kurt Reinfeld spent much of his adult life thanking the country that sheltered him when he and his bride, Hedy, fled the Nazis at the outset of World War II. His gratitude showed in the 50 patents he developed for Koppers Industries Inc., and the steel industry as a whole. Some of his innovations are still in use today.

    His appreciation further showed in a passion for Pittsburgh and its people.

    Mr. Reinfeld, a Monroeville resident, formerly of Oakland, died of a stroke Monday in Forbes Regional Hospital. He was 85.

    Before coming to Pittsburgh, when Mr. Reinfeld was a young Austrian, his life was replete with peril.

    He grew up in a countryside villa at Perchtoldsdorf, about 20 miles southwest of Vienna. His son, Ronald, said he told of skiing down the Alps to school in the winter. Life was carefree and hope-filled until just before World War II.

    In 1938, as the flames of war started singeing Europe, Mr. Reinfeld and Hedy Dicker Reinfeld were newlyweds caught up in the romance and charm of their native Vienna. They had met at an elegant Viennese social occasion and Mr. Reinfeld, a recent graduate of the Vienna Technical University with a degree in mechanical engineering, was ready to be a husband and father.

    But the life of peace the couple had known as children erupted into explosive anti-Semitic hate when the Nazis seized their homeland the same year they married.

    Ronald Reinfeld of Monroeville said that years later, after finding safety in the United States, the memories of terror stayed with his father.

    "I remember him telling me about the time he was on a bus in Vienna," Reinfeld recalled. "He said some Hitler Youth got on the bus wearing their swastikas. He said they told the people they were looking for Jews. They said if they found Jews [on the bus] they were going to beat them to their deaths. I remember Dad saying he was so frightened he jumped right off the bus."

    This scenario was one that Mr. Reinfeld knew all too well. The deep-seated spite that spawned Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Ravensbrueck stayed before his eyes until the Nazis trashed Jewish property, burned synagogues and shattered Jewish shopkeepers' windows Nov. 10, 1938, "Kristallnacht."

    It was plain that he and his wife had to flee Austria. They escaped first to England in December 1938, then emigrated to America in 1940.

    Helped by fellow Jews, the Reinfelds settled in Pittsburgh.

    Colleague and friend Leo Silverblatt remembers the 27 years he worked for Mr. Reinfeld.

    "He told me the first job he was able to get was auto mechanic," said Silverblatt, a retired civil engineer living in Florida. "He said he applied at Koppers to be a mechanical engineer, but the chief engineer told him they didn't normally hire Jews. But when he showed him his drawings and designs, I guess they were impressed, and the chief engineer said they'd make an exception for him."

    He said Mr. Reinfeld was easy to work for, slow to anger, fair and even-handed. Mr. Reinfeld started as a design engineer in the Coke Oven Machinery Department in 1940. He retired as a senior executive in the Mechanical Engineering Division in 1985.

    During his 45 years at Koppers, Mr. Reinfeld developed 50 steel-making patents. Several are still used, said his son-in-law, Allen Weiss, a civil engineer. Mr. Reinfeld's hydraulically operated door is used to effectively seal hot gases in the chamber where coke is manufactured, he said. A second invention, the extractor machine, pushes the red-hot coke out of the chamber onto transport vehicles in the plant.

    Mr. Reinfeld's hard-working but kind temperament played out in his family life, too.

    In the last three years of his life, he visited his wife daily at the Beverly Manor nursing home in Monroeville. Wanting to make sure she ate all her meals, he spoon-fed her himself, his son said.

    Mr. Reinfeld loved to play bridge. About 35 years ago, he played in a Pittsburgh Labor Day tournament against actor Omar Sharif, Reinfeld said. Mr. Reinfeld, who attained the rank of Life Master bridge player and wrote a book called "Reinfeld's Guide to Modern Advanced Bridge Conventions," beat Sharif, his son said.

    He also enjoyed playing tennis well into his 80s, never missed a Pirates game, either as a spectator or home viewer, and wrote letters to the editor pushing for the Pittsburgh renaissance when the powerful steel industry began to weaken. A solid Democrat, Mr. Reinfeld often campaigned for politicians he believed in.

    His son said Mr. Reinfeld lived by three principles: Live up to your responsibilities, concentrate on and excel at your talents and be a good American.

    In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Reinfeld is survived by another son, William of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and Taiwan; one daughter, Susan Weiss of Monroeville; a brother, Leon Bouvier of Paris; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

    Private services and interment will be at Temple Sinai Memorial Park, Plum.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to Jewish Children and Family Service, 5743 Bartlett St., Pittsburgh 15217, or to Temple David of Monroeville, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville 15146.

    Ralph Schugar Chapel is handling arrangements.
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of his father, Bill wrote a tribute to him, addressing the email to the children (1), grandchildren (8) and great-grandchildren (12) of Kurt.4 Dear All:

Today, one hundred years ago, on November 12, 1914, Kurt Reinfeld was born in Vienna, Austria. So let’s take pause to remember him on this day and pay tribute to him and his legacy

As all of you know, Kurt had a very rich and interesting life and for sure, he had an important impact on all of us. Each of us have fond memories of him — the lessons he taught us, the love he was able to show, his good humor as well as his dramatic moments. He was not a person one could easily overlook or ignore. His strong principles and character have trickled down and are a part each of us. We all can recall stories reflecting his his orderliness, discipline, drive for perfection and respect for logic. He loved baseball, bridge, gardening, his cars and tennis (I’m not sure of the order). There is no question he also loved his family — children, grandchildren, and in-laws — but sometimes had difficulty showing it. His love for Hedy, while not conventional, played a central part in his life until the very end. He could have a bad temper but also loved to clown around. He had very strong likes (e.g., Hedy’s desserts, FDR, the Pirates) as well as very strong dislikes (e.g., garlic, Goldwater, the neighbors who didn’t take care of their lawns).

Although he has passed away, his legacy and the stories we have about him will remain with us as long as we live. Let’s be sure to pass these on to his great grandchildren as well!

Love to all of you,
Bill.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S202] Kurt Reinfeld, The First 78 Years of My Life, an Autobiography, privately printed, Dec 1992, repository: Children and Grandchildren of Kurt Reinfeld,.
  2. [S1048] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online database, digitized by ancestry.com, . Original publication: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957;, . Www.ancestry.com , searched Kurt Reinfeld, viewed Mar 2010.
  3. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.
  4. [S212] William Reinfeld, e-mail message to Linda S Reinfeld, located on the computer of Linda Sargent Reinfeld, received 12 Nov 2014.

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Hedy Dicker1

ID #34, (1917-2000)

Hedy Reinfeld
1953 photo

Family: Kurt Reinfeld b. 12 Nov 1914, d. 19 Jun 2000

Biography:
  • Hedwig Dicker was born on 15 May 1917, in Vienna, Austria.
  • Hedy Dicker was given the name Hedwig at birth. She was known as Hedi when she was growing up and Hedy after she came to America.2
  • She lived in Vienna, Austria, at Hofzeile 16 with her parents.3
  • Hedy attended the Schneider Academy (academy for dressmaking) and earned a Master's certificate from this school in design and dress making.4
  • She married Kurt Reinfeld, son of Wilhelm Reinfeld and Regina Brüll, on Sunday, 10 Jul 1938 in Vienna.
  • After the German Anschluss of Austria Kurt and Hedy went into hiding outside of Vienna.4
  • Apr 1939 (after the German Anschluss of Austria) she was able to leave Austria having received a visa for England. She worked there as a parlor maid for a wealthy elderly couple in Guilford, Sussex for several months and then as a governess and seamstress in London.4
  • In Dec 1939 Kurt and Hedy finally received their visas for America and on the 30th of that month they sailed to on the ship "Britannic" arriveing on the 10th of January 1940. On the official entry documents they both indicated they could read English and that the closest relative was father-in-law, Nicholas Dicker, living at Schulerstrasse 22 (or 21) in Vienna. They had $180 (which was about average of what other immigrants had). Their contact was a cousin, Leo Rosenman, who lived at 61 (or 67) 2nd Street, Huntington Station, NY. After a two week stay they traveled by bus to Pittsburgh.4,5
  • An unknown date Hedy was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, dressmaker, cook, baker, etc, who was loved and admired by everyone who knew her.4
  • Hedy Dicker died on 25 Jun 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 83.
  • The cause of her death was probably Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.1
  • An obituary was published on 28 Jun 2000.6
  • To view the notice, please click here.
    Obituary, June 28, 2000
    Hedy Reinfeld Follows Her Beloved Husband Six Days Later

    Hedy Reinfeld, loving and devoted wife of Kurt and mother of Bill, Susie, and Ron, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 25. She was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 15, 1917. She had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and severe dementia for the last several years and for the last two and a half years had been confined to the Beverly Manor Nursing Home, in Mon­roeville. She finally gave up her struggle to stay alive, exactly six days after Kurt, her husband for nearly 62 years, passed away.
    Hedy’s and Kurt’s love story began in Vienna, in 1937, shortly before Hitler annexed Austria and placed it under Nazi rule. Having met at a New Year’s eve party and married about six months later, they fled to England, in 1938. In 1940, they immigrated to the United States, settling in Pittsburgh, which became their home for the next 60 years. Hedy and Kurt moved to Monroeville, in 1997, when it was necessary for Hedy enter a nursing home. For the last three years Kurt was devoted entirely to caring for her, personally spoon-feeding her twice a day and sitting by her side, holding her hand for most of the day.

    Hedy was a remarkably positive and loving person, never losing faith in god or in the good­ness she believed every person had. She inspired people around her and tended to bring out the best in everyone with whom she came into contact.
    Shortly after arriving in Pittsburgh, she gave birth to her first child, Bill. A year later she and Kurt managed to help her parents flee Vienna and join them in Pittsburgh. Although life dur­ing those early years in Pittsburgh was difficult, Hedy kept everyone upbeat and focused on the positive – thankful for having the family togeth­er, grateful for living in America, and lucky to be able to make a comfortable and loving home. Her daughter Susie was born in 1945 and her younger son, Ron, came along eleven years later.
    Hedy was a highly accomplished dressmaker, having earned a Master’s Certificate in design and dressmaking from the Schneider Academy, in Vienna. During the early years in America she drew on this profession to supplement the family income. Her sewing talents and the warmth she showed to her customers made her very popular and soon she had more business than she could handle. Eventually, when the additional income was no longer needed, she gave up sewing for income and only worked on projects as favors to her friends.

    Her warmth and love were a part of everything she did. Anyone who had the opportunity to taste her cooking would agree that her culinary creations were unforgettable. Those who tried to follow her recipes acknowledge that the secret of her successes was not the ingredients or the procedure, but the love she put into the prepara­tion – something that was almost impossible for most people to duplicate.
    Hedy never forgot her gratitude to America for having given refuge to her and Kurt and to her parents. She showed her appreciation when­ever she could, including serving as a voluntary teacher for underprivileged children, fund rais­ing for numerous charitable organizations, po­litical campaigning, and working with a number of other community organizations.

    In addition to her children, she will be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of whom loved her dearly.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.
  2. [S268] Bill Reinfeld, interview with Linda Reinfeld.
  3. [S212] William Reinfeld, e-mail message to Linda S Reinfeld, located on the computer of Linda Sargent Reinfeld, received Aug 2004.
  4. [S202] Kurt Reinfeld, The First 78 Years of My Life, an Autobiography, privately printed, Dec 1992, repository: Children and Grandchildren of Kurt Reinfeld,.
  5. [S1048] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online database, digitized by ancestry.com, . Original publication: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957;, . Www.ancestry.com , searched Kurt Reinfeld, viewed Mar 2010.
  6. [S5] William Reinfeld, Hedy's Cookbook, ( privately published, 2010) , written by William Reinfeld.

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Susan Nicole Reinfeld

ID #35, (1945-2010)

Susie Weiss
2006 photo
Biography:
  • Susan Nicole Reinfeld was born on 6 Dec 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • She graduated from Penn State University in Jun 1967.1
  • She married Alan Mark Weiss.
  • Susan Nicole Reinfeld graduated from University of Pittsburgh in Jun 1969 with a Masters degree in Education.1
  • Fr Sep 1969 - 1971 Susie Weiss was a high school teacher.1
  • She tutored high school students at the Gateway School in Monroeville, PA in math.2
  • She died on 14 Aug 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 64.2
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S202] Kurt Reinfeld, The First 78 Years of My Life, an Autobiography, privately printed, Dec 1992, repository: Children and Grandchildren of Kurt Reinfeld,.
  2. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Ronald Mark Reinfeld

ID #36
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 4 Jan 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Alan Mark Weiss

ID #37
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 3 May 2017

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Charles Todd Weiss

ID #38
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2015

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Amy Renee Weiss

ID #39
Biography:
  • Last Edited: 5 May 2017

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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Staci Lee Weiss

ID #40

Family: Jonathan Verk

Biography:
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2016

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  1. [S201] Personal Knowledge of Researcher.

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