Eugene 'Skip' Reichenberger
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Eugene "Skip" Reichenberger, 89, died peacefully on August 14, 2021, at his home in West Linn, Oregon surrounded by his family. Skip was born in 1931 to Eugene and Gertrude Reichenberger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the house that his father and uncle built. He enjoyed all sports throughout his life and played football, baseball, softball, basketball and golf. At the age of 16, Skip earned his pilot's license and his love of flying stayed with him throughout his life. He attended college at Eastern Michigan before joining the Air Force, serving during the Korean War. Skip met the love of his life, Judi, while they were both employed by different airlines, and they married in 1959. Skip worked for several airlines early in his career, but it was a job posting for QANTAS airlines in Detroit where he found his dream job in sales. He and Judi loved to travel to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to visit the many friends they'd made over the years. Skip spent 30 years at QANTAS and retired as a Sales and Marketing Executive. Skip continued to play softball well into his 50's with his childhood friends in Ann Arbor, often flying in to play in the weekend games for the Conlin and Co. team. He and his wife Judi were Michigan Wolverine football fans and had season tickets for 40+ years. As Skip's job moved him to different cities, he always flew back to attend every home game no matter where they were living, even when they were stationed in Hawaii. In fact, when it was time for him to retire, they moved back to Michigan to be close to the Big House and their family and friends. If you were from Michigan or attended the University of Michigan. you were instantly considered family. Above all else, he cherished time with family and friends. Skip will be remembered for his fun-loving spirit, sense of humor, love of family and compassion he showed to everyone he met. He will forever be in our hearts.