Ronald Robert Reich

August 1, 1951 - January 6, 2024

Ronald Robert Reich, 72, of New Hope, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

He was born in Chicago, IL, on August 1, 1951 and was a son of the late Eugene Otto Reich and Virginia Kraft Wick.

He grew up in Illinois where he met his High School Sweetheart, Sharon Whitten. They were united in marriage on June 19, 1970.

Ron worked in construction with his father. He went on to own and operate several construction partnerships in the Chicagoland area. Ron and Sharon dreamed of raising their family on a farm.

In 1991 they purchased a farm in New Hope, Virginia and established Willow Creek Farm. In addition to farming he continued his work in construction, eventually establishing a company with his sons.

He was an active member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren in Weyers Cave. Where he enjoyed serving as a Deacon, as well as leading worship with the Praise Team.

He became a Certified Lay Speaker, allowing him to fill the pulpit of local Churches. He was a project director at multiple sites for Brethren Disaster Ministries. He traveled to Haiti to implement solar and water reclamation projects. He enjoyed camping, traveling, golfing, playing guitar and working on his farm. He valued his Family, Friends and Faith above all.

He is survived by his Wife of 53 years Sharon Reich and children, Travis (Katie) Reich, Natalie (Tory) Kemp and Lucas Reich; siblings, Sharon (Ron) Palmer, Debbie (Mario) Massi, Robin (Michael) Galante, Ron (Donna) Wick; grandchildren, Lillian, Reilly, Chloe and Audrey Reich and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, with Rev. David Whitten and Pastor Rebecca House officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brethren Disaster Ministries, 601 Main St, New Windsor, MD 21776.

Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Grottoes is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at