Hunter Reinholt-Demree, 15, of Jersey City, NJ, passed away on Sunday, April 21st, 2019. He was born to Tracy Reinholt and Oliver Demree, and was a sophomore at Marist High School after being a student in the founding class at The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) in Jersey City, NJ. Hunter James was an avid fan of the TV show, SUPERNATURAL, videogame FALLOUT, and snacks in the bathroom. Fearless, outgoing, and gregarious, Hunter James possessed an incredibly open heart filled with empathy and dedication toward his favorite things; friends, family, and a place that feels like home.
Hunter's mother, Tracy, asks us all to cherish our loved ones and give our children an extra hug, as she reflects on the loss of her beloved son: My darkest hour is now as I have to say goodbye to the love of my life, my Hunter. No words can touch the profound sadness that engulfs me, but I am truly grateful for the love that surrounds me. This is a tragic tale - and as with all tales, there is a lesson to be learned - "it only takes once". My brave beautiful soul lost his life because he chose to experiment just one time with something all too dangerous. The epidemic of prescription drugs is all too real - please spread the word far and wide - especially to your children.
In addition to his parents, Hunter is survived by grandparents Susan Reiss and spouse Greg, Robert James Reinholt and spouse Judy, and Heather Clock. He is proceeded in death by his grandfather, Donald Demree. A viewing will be held at Plaza Funeral Home on Sunday, April 28th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, 445 Monmouth Street in Jersey City. A celebration of Hunter's life will take place at Liberty House Restaurant on Monday, April 29th from 4:30pm to 7:30 pm in Liberty State Park, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City. Hunter was a passionate advocate for improving the lives of the homeless. No matter what, no matter where, Hunter turned his heart, and his mother's pocketbook inside out for the people who needed it. Therefore, In lieu of flowers, please donate in Hunter's memory to Building Blocks, a local homeless outreach charity located in New Jersey. https://thebbnj.com