In Leiu Of Flowers, Give To Obama
After learning that he had Alzheimer’s in 2003, he joined sister Janet at the old family homestead in Miami-Dade.
In addition to his sisters, Reno is survived by daughter Janet Meliha of Brooklyn, and brother Mark Reno, of Ocala. He had been separated for many years from his daughter’s mother, the former Zaynep Toros.
The family will hold a celebration of his life later this year, Hurchalla said.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends — “even if they are Republicans” — to give to the Obama campaign, Hurchalla said. “That was an inspiration we had while crying [Saturday] morning.’’