Born: Aug. 14, 1919|
Died: June 25, 2014
ST. CHARLES – John "Jack" R. Reynolds, longtime resident of St. Charles, died June 25, 2014, in Geneva. He was born Aug. 14, 1919, the son of Robert D. and Marion (Ells) Reynolds in Troy, New York. Jack married Sally Carpenter on Sept. 5, 1942.
During World War II, he served in the South Pacific spending most of his time on the Russell Islands and New Caledonia. Jack regretted the fact that a reassignment near the end of the war kept him from being on an aircraft carrier that was in Tokyo Bay for the surrender.
While Jack was in New York State, he was president of Reynolds Clothing Co. for 25 years. He was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Troy Rotary Club, D.C. of the Boy Scouts, deacon and elder of the 2nd Presbyterian Church, and president of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1963, Jack and his family moved to St. Charles where he was Mid West Sales Manager for the Marvin Neitzel Corp. until his retirement.
Jack loved to teach sports and spent countless hours coaching kids in peewee hockey, softball, bowling, golf, diving and swimming. He was often referred to in later years as the "Mayor of Bonnie Drive."
He is survived by his children, Wendy R. (Richard) Wessels of Wayne, Robert D. (Susan) Reynolds of Gaithersburg, Maryland; grandchildren, Peter S. (Ewelina) Wessels of Geneva, Jennifer L. (John) Payne of St. Charles; and great-grandchildren, Grant and Casey Sturgeon.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife Sally (nee Carpenter) Reynolds.
John "Jack" Reynolds will be greatly missed by his family and all of the people that knew him.
Private services will be held at a later date.
To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home's obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, 630-232-7337.
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Published in Kane County Chronicle on June 27, 2014