August John Reil III
1965 - 2022

August John Reil III; son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, all around great and loyal friend to many, lifelong resident of Cromwell, CT died unexpectedly on May 1, 2022 at the age of 56 at Hartford Hospital.

Augie is survived by his father, August John Reil Jr of Cromwell, CT; brother, Arthur James Reil and his wife Linda (Guarino) Reil of Middletown, CT; sister Vanessa Jean Reil and niece Michael Elizabeth Gasior of Fort Myers, FL.

He is predeceased by his mother, Jean (Hargreaves) Reil; Uncle Arne Geoffry Reil, grandparents, Althine (Loomis) Reil and August John Reil Sr, along with his Nana, Elsie Hansen Hargreaves.

Augie was born at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT on October 13 1965 to Jean (Hargreaves) Reil and August John Reil Jr. Augie grew up in Cromwell and attended Cromwell High School with the graduating class of 1984. He also achieved his Real Estate and Class A trucking license.

Growing up near the CT River, he enjoyed the outdoors, absolutely loved fishing, canoeing and spending time with all of his family and friends. He taught himself how to fly a powered paraglider and always pushed his friends to try new things and find the next adventure. He was always the first to help his close friends and family with any project or challenge. Like his father, Augie was a master craftsman in engine repair, woodworking and gardening. He enjoyed making his annual iconic vegetable garden which would produce some of the biggest and best Pink Brandywine tomatoes (Augie's favorite), working on cars, building decks, wiring and insulating houses, putting up sheetrock and doing anything to help his family and friends. He truly became a "Jack of all trades" and could do anything. He always put the needs of his friends and family in front of his own and never asked for anything in return.

He leaves behind many fond memories of fishing, riding quads in the snow, racing go-karts, dirt bike riding, canoeing, riding watercraft and countless good times around his fire pit with the people he loved. He also enjoyed the companionship of any animal that crossed his path and shared in his life. He leaves behind his beautiful boy Bullett who was his devoted companion, never leaving his side until the end.

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Published by Middletown Press - May 10, 2022.