David Earl Reynolds
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Mountain View Mortuary - Reno
425 Stoker Avenue
Reno, NV
David Earl Reynolds entered into eternal life on July 9, 2021 at the age of 77. He was born to Velma "Sam" Smith on February 10, 1944 in Jacksonville, Texas. They moved to Reno when he was in his early childhood. He was adopted by his mother's husband, Kenneth Rapp. He later changed his name to Reynolds who was his stepfather. His parents were in the real estate business, and as he put it he was a nomad. He had over 30 addresses in his life. David graduated from Reno High School and later Chabot College in the bay area. He tried to enlist in the armed forces, but was rejected. They said he was unstable due to so many address changes. One of his first jobs was a DJ at a local radio station. He always said that was one of the most enjoyable jobs he had. He became a florist initially in Carson and later for LaFleur. Later he married Sherry Hirsh and both of them owned and operated Fiori Florist in Reno. Together they have a wonderful daughter, Kathryn. He subsequently worked at Robson House becoming their manager of food and beverage. Due to his extreme knowledge in management, he was courted by Western Airlines and went to work for them in food and beverage. Later he took another position with Pacific Southwest Airlines becoming their manager of airline food and beverage and in-cabin design and service.

David developed a relationship with Gary Yup in the early 80's and eventually became life partners and they married in 2015 when US legalized marriage. David retired from the airline industry at age 42 from airline industry as administrator of food and beverage and cabin design. It was Gary's request due to the numerous flights he took daily. Both David and Gary came back to Reno, NV in 1988 to be closer to his daughter.

David has always been involved the in arts in Reno. He was a great supporter of Nevada Opera. David's past involvements has been board member of the Pioneer Center for the performing arts, member and past president of the University Club, member of the foundation board for the College of Liberal Arts at UNR, and contributor to the Reno Philharmonic.

David was also on the Renown Foundation board, past member of the Nevada Wine Association, and current member of the Prospector's Club.

David produced a music revue back in 2003 called "After Hours" and it played at the Lion Theater in NYC. He also supported a concert at Pioneer Center in Reno for a musical artist, Christian McLeer.

David also enjoyed sports. He loved playing tennis until he severely sprained his ankle. His favorite sports teams included the Reno Aces, Reno Bighorns, SF Giants and SF 49ers.

He enjoyed traveling immensely. He showed Gary "The World" and was still planning more. He loved taking Gary to NYC yearly so Gary could get his fill of Broadway shows! He enjoyed it so much that he saw Book of Mormon eleven times and there were plans for twelve. He enjoyed having friends and family join him and Gary on trips.

David was the greatest storyteller and jokester. He had the most eloquent stories of his life and history of Reno. People who knew Dave always said he should have written a novel.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Smith. He is survived by his husband, Gary Yup, daughter Kathryn, grandson Cullen, brother Charles (Corri, wife), niece Jordan and nephew Isaac.

David's journey here has come to an end. He will be missed dearly by all, especially Gary. Big hugs and thanks to Susanne Pennington for all her support and exceptional thanks to Michael (little brother) and Sansanee Gasuad for always being there for Dave and Gary. Dear David, you will always have "Staff", IATOY, Gary.

Funeral services will be held at Mountain View Mortuary on July 26, 2021 at 9AM, 425 Stoker Ave. Reno, NV. There will be a reception with family to follow. If desired in lieu of flowers, please send donations in David's honor to Carmelite Monastery of Reno, 1950 LaFond Dr. Reno, NV 89509.
Published by Mountain View Mortuary - Reno on Aug. 2, 2021.
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Dearest David,. Happy Belated Thanksgiving. I was thinking about you during the whole holiday. Missing our first one together. Very hard! I'm thankful for all the times I was able to be with you though. I miss you honey. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
November 27, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven David, MISSING YOU This Holiday, Thank you for Watching over the Family especially Gary, I KNOW YOU ARE HAVING A GRAND TIME WITH THE FAMILY in Heaven, Rest in eternal peace
Anna Boskovich
Family
November 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving in Heaven David, MISSING YOU This Holiday, Thank you for Watching the Family especially Gary, Enjoy this Holiday with the FAMILY In Heaven , REST IN ETERNAL PEACE
Anna Boskovich
Family
November 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving David ! ,You are missed by so many of us, Your jovial laughter, your welcoming presence .and your out pouring love . Holidays are never going to be the same. Please watch over Gary , ,keeping him safe. May you forever rest in eternal peace.
Joan Yup-Reyes
Family
November 25, 2021
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAVID, this is our first Thanksgiving without you and I feel the emptiness of your presence. I hope you are enjoying first Thanksgiving in Heaven with our family members who are with you. Please continue to watch over Gary and know that he misses you so much as well as the rest of us. Continue to guide us so that we don´t go astray. Love you, Carol
Carol Y Leong
Family
November 25, 2021
Dearest David,. I went to dinner this evening with Rick Gurnea, Susanne, Jill, and Joe. Rick invited us all out for dinner. It was very pleasant. We toasted you and I thought alot about you, wishing you were there. Everyday is still a struggle for me because I miss you so much. I know you are here with me in spirit and I so much appreciate that, but it still is not the same. You will always be in my mind and heart. I love you, honey. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
November 20, 2021
Dearest David,. I've been trying to send you a message that was sent to me. It speaks greatly to how I feel. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
November 16, 2021
Dearest David,. I wrote you a message 2 days ago. I guess it got lost in translation. I just got back from the Big Apple with Michael and his family. We had a good time. Not the same without you there. I did see 6 shows! I went to them for you and me. Really me, because you have always treated me to these productions. Everyone wishes you were physically there with us. Michael says he really felt your presence there. Love ya, honey. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
November 15, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm headed to New York in the morning with Michael and his family. I'm going on this trip that we had planned for about a year ago. I wish you were physically going with me. I know that you will be there in spirit. Guide me through this journey. I will always be constantly wondering about you. I love ya baby. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
November 4, 2021
Dearest David,. I just got back from SF. Saw the musical My Fair Lady. It was very nice. All I could think about though was how I missed sitting next to you and you holding my hand. I know you saw the shows with me because I enjoyed them so much. I know you did also, but more so because I enjoyed them. Thank you for going and taking me to the Broadway shows. I will always cherish that you introduced me to theater. I love you forever. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
November 4, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm in SF this week, our favorite place. I'm missing you more everyday. It doesn't get easier. Whoever says time heals, it isn't true so far. It is a very difficult path without you. I'm sending you a message someone sent me. I love you more, as days pass by. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
October 18, 2021
Dearest David, Just wanted to share a message with you. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
October 12, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm off this week. Had some snow yesterday morning. Been on the chilly side. Thinking about early morning chats, routine of having coffee, turning on the tv and watching morning news with you. Looking forward to spending the day off with you. Your warm heart and hugs are being missed everyday. I love you honey. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
October 12, 2021
Dearest David,. Tried leaving you a message yesterday. Just started back to work today. Have been nonproductive the past 2 weeks. Very hard to cope everyday without seeing you. There was a picture I wanted to send you that said, "It doesn't matter how long it has been since I last heard your voice. Whenever I have any news, I still want to tell you first.". Oh how true that saying is. I love you so much. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
October 4, 2021
Dearest David,. Sometimes I wonder what I would say if we just had one more day. Would I tell you the news from home? Ask about where you now roam? Would I tell you all the things left unsaid? The guilt and regrets still in my head? Would I want to know you're okay? Beg you please to come back and stay? Would I not say all that much? And just reach out for one last touch? I don't t know what I would say, but I do sure wish for that one more day! I sure love you. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 29, 2021
Dearest David,. I've been trying to send you a message the past few days. I was in SF and now back in Reno. On the drive back, I was reminiscing about all the good trips we had going back and forth from Reno to SF and back. I miss you dearly everyday. There is hardly a moment that goes by that I'm thinking about you. I wish you were here to talk to me. I love you always. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
September 28, 2021
Dearest David,. Good morning,. I hope everything is good where you are. Been thinking more about you everyday! I'm thinking about what we would be doing and planning. Very difficult to do without your feedback. Please continue to guide me. I miss you so much. It hasn't gotten any easier without you physically being here. I'm trying to cope without your presence. I love you forever... IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 22, 2021
Gary Yup
Family
September 13, 2021
Gary Yup
Family
September 13, 2021
Dearest David,. I just wanted to share a pic with you. A nurse made 2 pillows from your shirts for me. It was very touching. I will cherish them forever and hold them close to my heart. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 13, 2021
Dearest David,. I forever miss you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Wherever I am, you are in my thoughts. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 13, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm in SF your favorite place to be. I'm wishing you were here with me. I brought Anna back here to help Carol with her recovery. We were all talking about how great it was to be around your humor and stories. I'm missing you so much. It hasn't gotten easier since you left. I don't think it ever will be. I miss you so much. I love you forever. IATOY, Gary.
Gary Yup
Family
September 8, 2021
Dearest David,. It's Labor Day and I am missing spending the day with you. We usually spent the day quietly between us or having friends over. I will spend the day remembering my fondest moments with you. I am still very much lost without you. I haven't been very productive since your passing. Please give me guidance. I love you honey. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 6, 2021
Dearest David,. Fairly quiet day. Thinking alot about you and wishing I had more time with you. I hope you are doing great. I finished arrangements for you and me. Hope you like them. Love you! IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 3, 2021
Dearest David,. Thought of you all day. Just got home from the rib cookoff. Another successful event from you and me. Everyone there was missing you, especially me. I raised a toast to you. Thanks again for guiding me through this. I love you baby. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
September 3, 2021
Dearest David,. Good morning honey. Just finished 9 days of service. Glad to be off now. Thinking alot about you and wishing that I could share this morning's cup of coffee with you. Just not the same. I hope all is well with you. Hold a place by your side for me when it's time. Love you babe. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 30, 2021
Dearest David,. Today is Katie's birthday and I called her to wish her a Happy Birthday. I sent her a bouquet of tropical flowers from you and me. I hope you approve. I wish you were here to celebrate her birthday. I am thinking of you always. You left me and this world way too soon. I miss you dearly. Love you baby. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 27, 2021
Dear David I am still at your place in San Francisco. I am missing you sooooo much. I am slowly improving, but sometimes I want to be free of pain and be with you and the family with you. Thank you for watching over Gary and the rest of us on Earth. You take care and have everlasting peace, love you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Carol Yup Leong
Family
August 27, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm really having a hard time without you here. I miss you more than ever. I want to see you, hug you, hold you, and hear you. Please guide me through this most difficult time. I look forward to seeing you in heaven to be by your side again. Love you forever. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 27, 2021
Dearest David,. Just writing to tell you how wonderful a person you are and to have been a part of your life. I wish there was more time. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to share with you again. I miss you so much now and forever. Love you, IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
August 22, 2021
Dearest David,. Went back to work today. Difficult day. Thought about you even while I was doing my job. I am missing you more now then ever before. Thought about how I took things for granted and now how I wish I could have taken them more seriously. I know you know how much I loved you and vice versa. I met with Sister Maria today and ordered the headstone for Katy Hirsh. I know you were working on this project. I wanted to complete this for you. Hope I did you proud. Take care honey, IATOY, Gary.
Gary Yup
August 22, 2021
Dearest David,. Just looking at a photo many years ago and admiring why I fell in love with you. You were so slim! I looked much bigger. Those were the days...Always fond and wonderful memories! I'm really missing you. Please take care of yourself. Love you, IATOY, Gary.
Gary Yup
August 19, 2021
Dearest David,. I am visiting Susanne and Richard. They all have such wonderful memories of you. Your departure from hear has left quite a mark. I hope you know that. Please take care and continue to guide all of us that miss you. I will miss you for the rest of my life here and look forward to reconnecting with you again eternally. Love ya and IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
August 18, 2021
Dear Dave, thank you for helping me through the last few days of difficult pain. I wanted to join you because of the intense pain. The P T came Monday and he did give me a couple of things to do to relax and it helps. I hope I am on the mend. Gary thinks your leaving us affected me, I agree with him, I so miss our daily talks. Please watch over Gary and the rest of us that you left behind, love you sooooo much❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Carol Yup Leong
Family
August 17, 2021
Dearest David,. Glenny's party was a hit. Everyone had a great time. They all missed seeing you, but felt your presence. Your input was definitely evident. Thank you for guiding me and helping me through this difficult time. I will forever be missing you and seeing you. Love you, honey! IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
August 16, 2021
Dearest David,. Today is Glenny's 80th birthday, and you and I are hosting her special day. I have learned from you and hope you are proud of me for setting up our last resort for this special event. I can't thank you enough for guiding me through. I love you very much. IATOY, Gary (husband)
Gary Yup
August 15, 2021
Dearest David,. Good morning, honey! I'm sitting in our morning chairs, having coffee and reminiscing of the great moments you and I shared. The peaceful mornings and just sharing a cup of coffee were so magical. I will forever remember every moment with you and cherish the time God let me be with you. IATOY, Gary (your husband and soulmate)
Gary Yup
August 14, 2021
Dearest David,. Hope your new life is full of peace, excitement, adventure. I miss you, honey. Can't wait to see you again someday. Please greet me at those pearly gates when it's my time. IATOY, Gary.
Gary Yup
August 13, 2021
Dearest David, I hope your new life is full of laughter, happiness, and love. You deserve the very best. Please continue to guide me through my current life and help me to be a better person. I miss you eternally and my hope is to be with you again. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
August 12, 2021
Dearest David,. Every moment that passes, you are on my mind. You have meant so much to me during the time we have been together. I will cherish our lives together for the rest of my life. I truly miss you. Everyday I miss you so much and wonder how I'm going to get through this. Then, I think about something you said or did and it puts a smile on my face through the tears. Yes, you changed my life, and I will never stop missing you. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 11, 2021
Dear David- The times we met were few, but I learned quickly what a kind and generous man you were. Thank you for having me up to your San Francisco home, and inviting Anna and myself to Pops on the River. I enjoyed meeting all of yours and Gary's friends. You always made me feel right at home and you and Gary obviously had a wonderful bond. I know this is so hard on Gary, but now you have found a peaceful place in heaven and will be shedding your light on him and your family and friends. We will look at that light from earth and remember you always - keeping us strong. With Love, Katie & Bill Locke
Katie Locke
Friend
August 10, 2021
I cannot believe you have left us on earth one month ago, Heaven is lucky to have you, You are missed by many, Thank you for watching over Gary and all of us, Rest in eternal Peace
Anna YUP Boskovich
Family
August 9, 2021
Dearest David,. I'm missing you every moment of the day. I'm lost without you. I only have the fondest memories of us together. You are and will always be in my heart and mind. Please continue to guide me through this journey until we meet again. I will never stop loving you and up in heaven you are still mine. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Spouse
August 9, 2021
Dearest David,. I miss you every moment of the day. I am lost without you. I only have the fondest memories with you. You are forever in my heart and mind. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 9, 2021
Dave I am missing you soooooo much. Thank you for the wonderful beautiful trip to Honolulu, it wouldn’t be possible for me without you and Gary, the only person that was missing was you. I knew that you were with us in spirit. Rest in Eternal peace Dave and please watch over Gary and keep him safe. Love you, Carol❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Carol Yup Leong
Family
August 8, 2021
Here your picture here says a million expressions, you are continuously watching over Gary, Missing your presence here in San Francisco, Thank you for watching over all of us, Rest in eternal Peace David❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Anna YUP Boskovich
Family
August 8, 2021
Thanks for helping me get things off the bucket list, Gary booked us all on a helicopter excursion, was awesome, Missing you, we are at the condo in SF now, not the same without you here, Rest in eternal Peace Love Anna
Anna YUP Boskovich
August 6, 2021
Dearest David,. Just got back from our planned trip to Hawaii. The family kept me distracted, but I was wishing you were with us the whole time. Trip not the same without you! You definitely left a void for me. The great memories of you on trips will always be felt and forever be remembered. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
August 6, 2021
Missing you David, here we are, Gary, Carol and I on our way to Submarine excursion, Thank you for making this happen, Rest in eternal Peace
Anna YUP Boskovich
Family
August 6, 2021
David , it´s so hard to believe that your not here on earth with us . We are missing your stories and your unforgettable laughter. Your with all the rest of our love ones in heaven.Please watch over Gary ,and rest of us . May you forever Rest peacefully in eternal peace !
Kim and Joan Reyes
Family
August 5, 2021
I cannot believe you have left us on earth, Missing you so much, you are now an Angel watching over Gary and rest of us, Thank you so much for this amazing trip to Hawaii, Rest in eternal Peace
Anna Boskovich
Family
August 5, 2021
Dear David,. I miss you dearly! You were my joy and soul. You left this world way too soon. You will always be in my heart. Hope everything is beautiful and peaceful wherever you may be. IATOY, Gary
Gary Yup
Family
August 5, 2021
Dear David, how can I relay to you how much I miss you here on Earth? I miss our daily greetings and our daily discussion of the happenings in our lives. I miss your smiling face and your presence whenever you were in San Francisco. Please give me a sign that you are okay and you are at peace. I wish you everlasting peace and love. Love you, Carol
Carol Yup Leong
Family
August 4, 2021
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