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REH, David D.

REH, David D.

REH - David D. Of Victor, August 18, 2018. Survived by his loving wife, Sue; sons, Dr. Douglas David Reh (Julie), Thomas "Toby" David Reh (Deanna), Brian David Reh (Gayle); his nine grandchildren, Isabel Reh, Laney Reh, Samuel David Reh, Madeline Reh, McKenna Reh, Kelan Reh, Nolan Reh, Adam David Reh and Anna Reh; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Isabel Reh and his sister, Verna Henning. David grew up in Orchard Park, NY. His father was a mechanic in the school bus garage and mother was a homemaker with the exception of her war efforts during WWII. David grew up adjacent to his grandfather's farm, and worked his own fields growing crops by the age of 12. David chose to attend Clarkson University with Industrial Distribution as his major. With hard work and determination, David received a full tuition scholarship and worked as a Resident Advisor to cover the cost of room and board in subsequent years. After graduating from Clarkson, David worked at AT&T Long Lines which was followed by a US Army tour in Germany as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers. After his military service, he worked as a sales trainee at Gleason Works. David then attended the University of Rochester Graduate School of Business, now the Simon School. After graduation in 1967, David joined a small manufacturing rep firm which he bought in 1971. He eventually transformed this enterprise into multiple successful businesses. David is the Chairman of Gorbel, Inc. and former Chairman of Retrotech, Inc. He is also the founder and owner of Ravenwood Golf Club and former President of the Raytec Group and Hantek, Inc. David was a 2011 inductee into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. David and his wife Sue have been passionate advocates for higher education and this has been reflected in their involvement in many causes and the awards and honors received by David. David served on the National Council for the Simon Business School and in 2012 was awarded their Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2011 he established the Sue and David Reh Scholarship Fund which has supported 17 Simon School MBA students. David was a recipient of the Clarkson University Golden Knight Award. In 2009 David endowed the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Science in May 2017 from Clarkson. In October of 2017, Clarkson furthered his legacy when their business school was named the David D. Reh School of Business. David's impact on the world has had no bounds as evidenced by his humble, servant leadership within numerous boards, local communities and countless individuals. His influence on all those he touched will have a lasting impact. Calling hours Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3-7 PM at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Egypt Location, 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Fairport. Funeral Service Friday 2 PM at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Victor Scholarship Program, Dollars for Scholars, 953 High St., Victor, NY 14564.

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