ROGERS, Ark. — Umberto Reinthal, 81, of Rogers, Ark., died at home on Sunday, May 29, 2011.
Bert was born in Voru, Estonia, on Nov. 21, 1929. As a young man, he enjoyed mountain climbing and hiking in the Alps with his father. He and his family emigrated from Russian-occupied Estonia to the United States in 1949.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, and received his master of science in political science from Northwestern University, where he met his wife, Judith.
As a retail buyer in New York, New Jersey and Illinois, he made frequent trips to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. He retired in 1995, and he and his wife moved to Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Clark Reinthal; two daughters, Heidi (Reinthal) Daley and her husband, John, of Parsons and Karin (Reinthal) Nunley and her husband, Mike, of Castle Rock, Colo.; four grandchildren, Michael Nunley Jr. of Lone Tree, Colo., Michael Daley of Tacoma, Wash., Rebecca Daley and Samantha Daley of Oklahoma City; a sister, Wilma (Reinthal) Irby; a niece, Linda Irby White of Dennis, Mass.; and a cousin, Freda Masing of Oklahoma City.
Bert Reinthal had a life-long passion for travel and especially enjoyed visiting primitive cultures. He and his wife Judith traveled extensively in Mexico, Indonesia, Central America, South America, and Africa. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed jazz, art, gardening and fishing.
Cremation arrangements are by Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers, Ark.
Online condolences may be made at stockdalefuneral.com.