Nov. 14, 1911 – Dec. 27, 2012
Jack Reingold, prominent for many years in the Buffalo-area scrap metal business, died Dec. 27 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 101.
Mr. Reingold began working in the scrap iron and steel business in the mid-1930s and went on to become president of Lake City Steel Corp. in Lackawanna and Lake City Iron and Metal Corp. in Buffalo.
At Lake City Steel, he installed one of the first automobile fragmentizers in the nation and the largest steel turnings crusher in Western New York. After the company was sold to Roblin Industries, he continued to head it as Lake City Steel Division. Later, he was associated with Louis Levin and Sons as a consultant.
He worked full time until he was 75 and part time until he was 80.
In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a board member and president of the Western New York chapter of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, now the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Born in Buffalo, he was a varsity basketball player and track runner at Bennett High School. A lifelong sports enthusiast, he was a fan of horse racing, football and baseball.
He was believed to be the oldest continuous Buffalo Bills season ticket holder, subscribing when the team was founded in 1959 and retaining six seats on the 48-yard line until his death.
Mr. Reingold grew up in North Buffalo, moved to Eggertsville in the early 1950s and retired to Florida in 1998.
His wife of 70 years, Muriel Segal Reingold, died in 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Mark and Dan; and a daughter, Ann Lee Hoffman.
Services were held Dec. 30 in Boynton Beach.