Let the memory of Evan be with us forever
  • 24 years old
  • Born on May 8, 1991 .
  • Passed away on July 15, 2015 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Evan Reinhardt.

Evan Paul Reinhardt, age 24, of New Haven, CT formerly of New Canaan, CT died suddenly on July 15, 2015 in New Haven, CT.  Evan was born in Stamford, CT on May 8, 1991, the oldest son of Paul and Marjorie Percy Reinhardt.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Col. Bernard D. Percy and paternal grandmother Charlotte O. Reinhardt.

He lived in New Canaan, CT for most of his short life, attending East Elementary School and Saxe Middle School.  After two years at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, Evan graduated from New Canaan High School in 2009.  Evan continued his studies for two years at Miami University of Ohio.  He qualified for Dean's List his freshman year, and joined Delta Upsilon fraternity his sophomore year.  Evan resided in Williston, VT and most recently in New Haven, CT.

He is survived by his parents, Paul C. and Marjorie P. Reinhardt of New Canaan, his sister Andrea M. Reinhardt of Stamford, his brothers Karl B. and Peter J. of New Canaan.

Evan was well-read, witty, and a great communicator.  He was an incredible listener, who showed great empathy for others’ feelings. Evan was athletic, and while growing up played football, hockey and lacrosse in New Canaan.

Over the last year, Evan was working hard on his recovery following his graduation from the Turning Point program in New Haven and continued to work there as a cook.  Recently, his parents, brothers and sister had enjoyed a memorable vacation in Europe that was a strong renewal of family bonds.

Evan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.  He will be remembered as the one who made his family and friends laugh.  Evan was the guy in charge of all things funny.  He was a warm-hearted young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, brother, nephew or friend.

The family received friends on Tuesday July 21, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday July, 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas More Church , 375 Middlesex Rd., Darien, CT.

The interment took place on Saturday, July 25 at 1:30PM at the Doty Cemetery, East Montpelier, CT.

Contributions may be made in Evan’s memory to Shatterproof (shatterproof.org) or Project Independence of Barre, VT (pibarre.org). 


Posted by Paul Reinhardt on 8th May 2018
Hi Evan, You will be remembered for your kindness, your wit, and your ability to make me smile. I will love you always! Dad
Posted by Natalie Kristoff on 8th May 2018
I miss you so much every single day. Happy birthday in heaven. Thank you for being such an amazing, loving person. You’ll always be my first and truest love. Thinking of you always.
Posted by Monica Edgar on 8th May 2017
Evan, missing you and thinking of you on your 26th BDay! I always smile when I think of you! Thanks for giving me that reminder to smile and try to enjoy life even in the most difficult times... Love Aunt Monica
Posted by Paul Reinhardt on 15th July 2016
Evan, I will always remember you as the guy that could put a smile to someone's face, the minute you walked in the room. I was so proud to have you as my son. You will be forever in my heart. With much love, Dad Irish blessing: May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen
Posted by Paul Reinhardt on 22nd August 2015
Following are guest tributes from Hoyt Funeral Home and Stamford Advocate: Hoyt Funeral Home Guestbook: Name: Brent Erensel Message: The Erensel Family sends its thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Paul, Marjorie, Andrea, Karl and Peter. Our oldest son is 24 and we cannot imagine your grief on the passing of Evan. God be with you. Name: Charlotte Albert Message: Marge and family‑
You have been in my prayers since the minute my sister 
MaryAnn delivered me the news.
I know no words can console you, but I trust God will forever be in your souls to help you get through this horrible time. It seems that Evan really touched you all in such a special way. I hope you never lose that wonderful feeling he gave you and what a great smile he had!! May you always see him through the clouds smiling back at you!! God Bless!! Name: Patrick and Indira Christie Message: Wishing your family peace during this very difficult time. May the love of friends and family lift you up with support.
Sending love and prayers,
The Christie FAmily Name: Tiffany & Jeff Begoon Message: We are heartbroken for your loss. Words are always insufficient in moments like this. We hope that the prayers and love of family and friend will surround you and give you some comfort during this time. God bless you and your family. Name: Michelle Orr Message: Dear Marge and family‑
Our hearts are with your family. We are so sad to hear about the passing of Evan. There isn't much we can do but offer our love and thoughts with your family. Sending our deepest condolences,
With love, 
Michelle Orr and family Name: Shannon Reeb Message: I am Chris Lynch's sister and have had the blessing of knowing Evan. You could tell he was raised right by the great respect he always showed and his love of life. I have seen first hand his true love and loyalty to his friends and will be forever grateful. He will be truly missed but I know his incredible bright memory will be remembered and cherished always. My heart breaks for all that he has touched. We have lost an amazing soul but have gained a true angel. 
Sending lots of love and prayers * A candle has been lit * Name: Rob Joseph Message: Dear Marge and Paul,
May your family dig down deep and somehow find solace with each other and comfort from friends and your faith. We are all hurting also
and we all need each other now.... Name: Lori Rutkowski Message: Dear Marge and Paul,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sad to hear about the loss of your son. I really don't know what to say. At times like this you put your faith and trust in the Lord and know in your heart that Evan is safe and in peace. His spirit will always be with us. I always smile when I think of Evan running to catch the bus in the morning. Many times he would run all the way to my house to catch it. Even the bus driver would laugh. Evan had a way to make everyone smile and laugh. He was also very fortunate to have such a loving, supportive family who was always there for him every step of the way. I have always admired you for your strength. Stay strong. 


 Lori Rutkowski Name: Craig and Laura Costigan Message: Dear Marge and Paul,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son, Evan. We always have admired both of you and your beautiful family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to help give you strength in the months ahead. Love and God Bless, Laura and Craig Costigan and family Name: Casavant Family Message: Evan ‑ please know that you will be remembered fondly by your family and many friends. You had a wonderful spirit and we hope you find peace and happiness. We will be there for your family and will think of you and pray for you. The Casavant family Name: Santoro family Message: 

7/20/2015 The Santoro family
We offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son, Evan. We wish that we could have met him in life. We will pray for him and for all of your family.

 Jerry, Lauren and John. Name: The Hanauer Family Message: So sorry for the loss of your son, Evan. Hope you find solace in the love and support of so many friends, family and neighbors and that you have fond memories of your recent family trip. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 
Diane and John Hanauer and family Name: Mary Paul Message: Dear Paul and Marge,
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son, Evan. You are a wonderful family who will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to all of you.~ The Paul Family Name: Erin Hedley Message: Our hearts are heavy with sadness about the passing of your beloved son, Evan. We pray for peace and comfort to you and your entire family as you lay your son to rest. May God Bless all of you.
 Erin & Doug Hedley Name: Mary Stichter Message: Dearest Reinharts,
All of the Stichters send so much love to you at this devastating time. We are heartbroken for you. May the love of your family and friends pull you through this time. We are thinking of you all so much. 
Mary, John, Sarah, Molly and Eliza Name: Anne Longley Message: So terribly sorry to read about the loss of this young man. May his family take solace in knowing Evan, though in heaven, is still with you in so many ways. Look for the gifts of all the good memories and of things unexpected ‑‑ he'll show you. Name: Jim Percy and Michelle Perron Message: We are so saddened by Evan's passing. We were so proud of his path towards recovery and had hoped that he would be successful at achieving his goals. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with the Reinhardt family.
With Love,
Jim & Michelle
 * A candle has been lit * Stamford Advocate guestbook (legacy.com): August 04, 2015 Paul and family, Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead. ~ Danette Melchionne July 27, 2015 To Marge and her family, It was so sad to learn of the passing of your son. Praying for you all in this difficult time. ~ Mary Lou Coates Dahmer, Tampa, Florida July 26, 2015 To Marge and family. I am sad to hear of your son's passing. My prayers and sympathy to you Marge and family and especially your Mother, Pat and all the Percy family. ~ Susan Lane-Robillard, Warner Robins, Georgia July 22, 2015 Paul and family, I just heard about the passing of your son, Evan. My prayers will are for Evan and yours. Michael Lauzon July 22, 2015 Paul, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Evan. My thoughts are with you and your family. Martha Blum ~ Martha Blum, Norwalk, Connecticut July 21, 2015 Paul and family- I was so sad to hear about Evan. I know your hearts must be broken. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Stone July 21, 2015 Paul, I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Evan but he seemed like such a wonderful person. ~ Daphne Hardesty July 20, 2015 Dearest Paul, Marge,Andrea, Karl, and Peter, All of the Hilboldts send their deepest love and prayers to all of you. May you focus on all of the GOOD memories that you shared with Evan and which you so beautifully shared with all of us. May you find peace together. Wendy et al July 20, 2015 Beautiful boy,god bless you all. July 20, 2015 Reinhardt family, I was so saddened to hear about Evan. I remember him as a happy baby and child. I always enjoy watching the children grow up. It seems like he was trying hard to recover. The European vacation will be memories hopefully will sustain you over these very difficult days to come. Diane Sileo, Nurse at New England Pediatrics July 19, 2015 Marge, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and your family. ~ Brenda and Chris Benda (Dufresne), Barre, Vermont July 19, 2015 Marge, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son...I can not even imagine the pain that you must be feeling. I can only pray that God give you peace and that something amazing will turn out on behalf of your son. You are in my prayers. Your former classmate. ~ Jerri Holmes-Howard, Washington, Vermont July 19, 2015 Marge and Paul, We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know our all our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Very Truly, Suzanne and Doug ~ S. Cole, New Canaan, Connecticut July 19, 2015 Marge- Sorry to hear of your loss. All the best to you and your family. ~ Bruce Millar, Essex Jct., Vermont July 19, 2015 Marge and family, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your son. May you find peace and acceptance in the days to come. Sending prayers to all of you. Cindy Walker Parzych
Posted by Monica Edgar on 29th July 2015
Evan, thinking of you and your family so much; your gentleness and smile will be missed. Your eulogy by the priest about "trying" was very valuable lesson. I will remember this as I go about my work with patients each day. Love, Aunt Monica
Posted by Paul Reinhardt on 24th July 2015
Evan, You were such a great listener, and so empathetic of others' feelings. Evan, I will strive to show interest and love to others, modeling the high standard you showed during your brief life. Love you always, Dad

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