Reynolds, Richard A. "Dick"
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Jun. 28, 1920 - Oct. 28, 2013
Richard (Dick) Arthur Reynolds, 93, of Englewood, FL, passed peacefully with his family by his side October 28, 2013 in his home in Englewood, FL. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Vera (Knott) Reynolds, and his only sibling, James Allen Reynolds, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Britton) Reynolds; three children, Timothy Knott Reynolds (Charmaine) of Wales, WI, Scott Britton Reynolds (Deb) of Shorewood, IL, Diane Laure Reynolds (Jerry Okikawa) of Menlo Park, CA; five grandchildren, Stephanie Brooke Qualio (Tyler) of Shorewood, IL, Britton Hill Reynolds (Katie) of Aurora, IL, Paige Gifford Kane (Ryan) of Ripon, WI, Oakton Anthony Reynolds of Wales, WI, and Owen Arthur Reynolds of Wales, WI; and two great-granddaughters, Chase Emerson Qualio and Mackenzie Hill Qualio.
A lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois until his retirement to his beloved North Woods of Wisconsin and the Florida Gulf Coast, he was a graduate of Joliet Township High School, Joliet Junior College, and Beloit College. Entering WWII as a naval officer in 1942, he served on LSTs in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, commanding his own ship at the War's end, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the war, he served as the Commander of the Navy Reserve unit in Joliet.
Upon returning from the War in 1946, Dick founded the pioneering estate planning firm of Reynolds and Associates in Joliet where the family-owned company (now Sentinus) is in its third generation and 68th year. In addition, he started, funded, or encouraged the beginning of many entrepreneurial endeavors, and his wise counsel was sought by many. An avid fisherman, duck hunter, tennis player and golfer, he was most of all a family man sharing his many years with those around him.
Private services will be held by the family in Florida. At Dick's request, the family asks in lieu of flowers any memorials be given to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34238 or to a charity of one's own choosing.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013