Published: March 1, 2011
Mark Richard Reinfurt died peacefully February 4, 2011, while asleep at his home. Due to his sudden and unexplained death, a state examiner’s autopsy was conducted in Burlington, Vt. It was confirmed that he died of natural, unknown causes. The longtime antiques dealer owned Equinox Antiques & Fine Art in Manchester, Vt., established in 1984.
Born June 17, 1956, in New Orleans, Mark was the youngest child of Mary and Joseph Reinfurt. He was a tenderhearted individual whose life gifts were many and he positively affected countless individuals throughout his life. Those who knew him will miss Mark’s embodiment of the concept, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mark personified his belief from the Shaker religion to whom he was a close friend of the remaining three sisters at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire until their passing. He was well known for his honesty and bequeathed us all a legacy of enduring commitment to love’s hope.
Graduating with master’s degrees in both music and museum curation, Mark went on to become a well-respected performing musician and international specialist in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century antiques. His devotion to quality took him around the world for his antiques clients and earned him the position of an esteemed business associate within the international antique industry.
Mark is survived by his sister, Christine R. Ching of Ogden, Utah; two brothers, Dr Steven A. Reinfurt of Strafford, N.H., and Dr Andrew J. Reinfurt of Manchester, N.H.; two uncles, Richard Allard of New York and William Reinfurt of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. A private ceremony is scheduled for June to celebrate Mark’s life with the renewal of spring.
This notice was originally published in The Rutland Herald.
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