October 1, 1927 – July 8, 2022
Waters of Babylon Chapel
Date: July 11, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM
New Montefiore Cemetery: 1180 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704
Service Recording: Click Here
Following the interment, friends and family will return to the Reich’s home at 70 Lindron Ave in Smithtown. Shiva will be observed there thru 9pm, then on Tuesday from 3-9pm.
We ar very sorry for you lose, hi was a great human being, the best.
Will be missing him and his latkes.
Sending deepest sympathy for a Giant among Men. RIP Caroline Probert Ross-on-Wye, England
If you want to value life’s happiness you need to find someone to share it with.We have had 5 wonderful years, but if only it could have been more. Eva Mendelsson ( Werner’s Chava)
Eva, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Werner spoke of you and your mutual love frequently.
Sending you our sympathy and wishing you many happy memories of a wonderful man and our good friend for over 70 years. Michelle and Lyndon and family join me in in wishing David, Michael and all your family long life.
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss. I came to know this beloved soul through my work in the interfaith community and through my work as a school librarian at Great Hollow Middle School. When Werner came to speak to our 6th graders, every time his impact and influence could be seen. Students were the most attentive ever and they all wrote responses to Werner’s presentations. His positive influence will stay with them all their lives. I loved the warmth and compassion of Werner and now that I have learned of his great cooking skills, I feel honored that he loved the banana bread I gifted him after some of the presentations. I will remember and love him always.
“O Thou Provider, O Thou Forgiver! A noble soul hath ascended unto the Kingdom of reality, and hastened from the mortal world of dust to the realm of everlasting glory. Exalt the station of this recently arrived guest, and attire this long-standing servant with a new and wondrous robe.
O Thou Peerless Lord! Grant Thy forgiveness and render care so that this soul may be admitted into the retreats of Thy mysteries and may become an intimate companion in the assemblage of splendours. Thou art the Giver, the Bestower, the Ever-Loving. Thou art the Pardoner, the Tender, the Most Powerful.”
I am missing Werner so much these days. I tell everyone I know his stories, about his connection with magic, and of our experiences visiting schools on Long Island. I am so grateful for having known him and especially for introducing him to my grandson, only 5 yrs old at the time, who will never forget the event. Werner told him, “Just be nice to everybody. Not because they are nice, but because you are.” This made sense, even to a five year old. He went on to say, “It’s totally unimportant whether the person next to you puts sugar on his French fries of ketchup on his apple pie. That’s unimportant, so mind your own business. But when it comes to another person’s safety or well-being, jump up. Be the first to help.” Humor combined with wisdom and humility are qualities I associate with Werner.. An older grandson came home from Middle School one day, delighted to report he had been shown Werner’s Ted talk in class that day.
My sincere condolences to the family for your great loss. Werner was loved and appreciated by so many! My son published his story in a bestselling book two years ago, and one of my classes shared their responses to Werner’s then unpublished novel about a grandfather talking to his grandson. His reach is endless and hopefully people will be learning from him for many years. We need his message of kindness and responsibility toward others now as much as ever.
Countless happy memories-
Werner, many Hugs to you, Always.