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Robert "Bob" Reynolds Jr.


1953 - 2020
Robert "Bob" Reynolds Jr. Obituary

Robert "Bob" Reynolds Jr., 67, of White Haven, a 33-year journalist for WNEP-TV 16, passed away surrounded by his three angels at Hospice of the Sacred of Heart, Dunmore. He was a fighter over the many years he dealt with Parkinson's disease and heart issues.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on April 26, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert and Irene (Palka) Reynolds Sr.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven.

Bob was a graduate of Brick Twp. High School in New Jersey and studied at the American Academy of Broadcasting.

Prior to his career at WNEP he was employed for six years at radio stations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and was a reporter for WDAU (WYOU-TV).

Bob loved his family, especially getting lots of hugs from his grandchildren. Bob and Paula enjoyed cruising, especially during the better days of his illness. Bob was thrilled when he got permission to transmit from the "radio room" on one trip and always took his ham radio with him whenever they traveled.

To all of his amateur radio friends: WB3DYE may now be a Silent Key but pay attention to the bands, you never know when you might hear him sending 73s.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his son, David Reynolds.

Surviving are his loving wife of 27 years and "chief caregiver angel," Paula Deignan-Reynolds, by whom he already is greatly missed; son, Adam Reynolds and his wife, Kim; daughters who were angels to Bob and Paula during his care, Christina Reynolds and her fiancé, Rick Rogers; and Melissa Reynolds-Appel and her husband, Joe; brothers, Marty and his wife, Jen; and Eddie and his wife, Jean. And of course those who were more than grandchildren ... they were his best buddies and princesses: Brianna, Tyler (Tabby), Caroline, Shaylene, Jayden, Koa, Kingston, Syx, Gia and Edie; niece, Maddy; nephews, Max and Chase. Bob leaves behind many friends and his guardians, Pookiscammer and Mia (at home).

Paula would like to thank all the medical professionals who took great care of Bob during his illness, especially the compassionate staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore both at home and as an inpatient.

Friends may call at McNulty Funeral Home, 494 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. for a walk-through viewing; no gathering at funeral home due to COVID-19 pandemic. Entrance will be the front door of the funeral home, and exit will be the rear door. Signs will be posted for instruction.

No mask, no entry.

Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, White Haven. Friends are invited to graveside services in Calvary Cemetery, 49 S. Hunter Highway, Drums, on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18510, or online at hospicesacredheart.org

Condolences can be emailed at [email protected]

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