Martyn Albert “Marty” Reichle, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., and the surrounding areas, the only child of Albert H. Reichle and Laura L. Ahrens.
Marty graduated in 1955 from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., with a degree in Economics. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and played Varsity Soccer. While attending Allegheny, Marty won the heart of Nancy Jane Fullerton; on Sept. 22, 1956, they were married, as he was serving as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.
After his discharge in 1958, they relocated to South Florida to raise a family and begin his civilian career with Dunn & Bradstreet in Miami, Fla. In 1960, he joined the Fort Lauderdale News as their Credit Manager, and worked his way up the ladder, ending his career there in 1978 as Business Manager. He and Nancy purchased the Peace River KOA in Arcadia, Fla. After running the business with his son for 15 years, they retired and moved to Emerald Pointe in Punta Gorda.
During his career he stayed active in business and civic associations. He was President of the Advertising Media Credit Executives International. Marty was an officer in the Broward Credit Executive Association. He was an Advisor for Junior Achievement and Junior Naval Cadets. In retirement, he stayed active as a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Marty served many years on the Emerald Pointe Board of Directors, and held various positions. Throughout the years he and Nancy spent time traveling with family in their boat and motor home. They were able to explore the U.S., Canada and the Bahama Islands.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra L. Moser of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher S. Reichle of Charleston, S.C., Caitlin A. Reichle of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Larry A. Moser of Sarasota; daughter-in-law, Paula A. Reichle of Lafayette, La.; and sister-in-law, Sally A. Riemer of Petersburg, Alaska. Marty was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy Jane Reichle; his adored son, Scott A. Reichle; and his parents.
A Celebration of Marty’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tidewell Hospice, First United Methodist Church, or a Charity of your choice. Inurnment will be held at a future time at Sarasota National Cemetery.