Dr. Carl C. Reynolds
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA
Dr. Carl C. Reynolds, 81, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Reynolds; son, Charles; son, Peter and his wife, Renee. He was born at home in Dalton Pennsylvania, the youngest of four children. Dr. Reynolds was the valedictorian of the last graduating class of Waverly High School. He graduated from Keystone Junior College with an associate's degree in Pre-Veterinary Science in 1955, Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science, and finished with a veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation from veterinary school in 1960, Dr. Reynolds established his practice in Chinchilla, Pennsylvania, which served both large and small animals. In 1970 he opened Abington Animal Hospital. At that time it was the only Northeastern Pennsylvania facility accepted as a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

A long-standing member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Glenburn, Pennsylvania, he served the church for many years both as educator and advocate. His tireless dedication to church youth is an example to many today. A founding member of the Saint Matthew Society he established Epiphany's endowment fund.

As an active member of his community, his strong dedication to area youth brought him to volunteer many years as Akela, leader of the pack. His leadership of the Waverly chapter of the Cub Scouts of America was truly visionary. Bobcat blood from tomato juice, brave and bold bear grease from black finger paint, and match car derby races officiated by Akela himself always in favor of good sportsmanship.

In this same spirit, Dr. Reynolds found his professional career in need of philanthropic expansion. Johnson College, formerly Johnson Technical Institute (JTI), approached him to offer a solution. Abington Animal Hospital thus hosted JTI and fostered three years of veterinary technology students to enjoy hands-on experience in a thriving practice of professional integrity. This cooperation offered not only great personal fulfillment as creator of this curriculum, but also full state accreditation for its graduates.

Dr. Reynolds found his pending retirement to be unappealing. He continued his educational work as a substitute teacher at Abington Heights High School for nearly three years. The AP teaching staff quickly found his qualifications to surpass their expectations. They relied heavily on his substitute teaching for course work including all AP Sciences as well as math, history and advanced English literature.

Dr. Reynolds lived his life as he ended it. A brilliant man who lived quietly steadfast in humility, generosity and grace. His example is one that few comprehend today. Those fortunate to know will carry his example forever and be inspired by the stories, laughter and lessons of his life.

Visitation will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, on Saturday, July 5. Services to be held Monday, July 7, at Church of the Epiphany at 10:30 a.m., Glenburn, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Church of the Epiphany or University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School Student Loan Fund Room, 172E 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, Attn: Mary Berger.
Published by Scranton Times on Jul. 2, 2014.
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Deepest sympathy to the Reynolds family, Kay...our dear friend and her

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Carry on with your wonderful memories and have faith that Carl is somewhere much better...ahead of you! We Love You....Fred & Brenda...your Wegman's Friends!
Brenda & Fred Tomlin
July 17, 2014
Doc Reynolds was so patient & kind, not only to the 4 legged animals but to us 2 legged animals. Wish I had a nickel for every one of my childhood pets that he saw; my Guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and yes, even my horses and goats. I remember holding my horse one morning, out in the middle of the pasture, while he was stitching her cheek back in place. Next thing I knew, he had ammonia under my nose. I had fainted at the sight of the wound. He will always be in my heart. My deepest sympathies. He will not be forgotten by so many. Christine Davis
Christine Davis
July 6, 2014
You touched so many lives and were such a great man.
Peter Loftus
July 5, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Reynolds family. Dr. Reynolds was our family vet since I was a child. He was always so thoughtful and there for our family through all kinds of dog and cat emergencies... and there were many. Thank you Dr. Reynolds. We appreciate you dedication and expertise. You are a thoughtful man and we miss you. God Bless you and your family.
Brettina and Healy Family
July 5, 2014
Dr Reynolds was our Vet when I was a little girl. I have fond memories of him when we took our Dog to get checked out. He was such an accomplished man. Penn Veterinary - no small task. How nice to read about him and at the same time sad that he is gone. My sincere sympathy.
Denise M Mercuri
July 4, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the Reynolds family, Dr Reynolds was a wonderful mentor and veterinarian and most of all friend. I was blessed to have been selected to be in the first class of Johnson college veterinary science program in 1994 in which Dr Reynolds was our teacher he forever has made an impact on my life til this day he will be missed very much.
Lisa Liuzzo-Carachilo
July 3, 2014
I am thankful to have known Carl. My prayers for his family.
Alan Mead
July 2, 2014
What an amazing man. He taught the world so much and pushed people to be the best they can be. His legacy will forever live on in our hearts.
Faith Hollenbeck Glessner
July 2, 2014
Dr. Reynolds was one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. He will be missed by many, and will remain in our memories forever. RIP.

Holly Gries
July 2, 2014
Sorry for your loss.Dr.Reynolds was a great teacher.Had him as a teacher my first year at JTI.
July 2, 2014
Saddened to hear of your passing. May God comfort your family and friends.
Orland Dan Good, UP '60
Orland Good
July 2, 2014
It was a privilege to have worked with Carl. He was a good friend and mentor.
Robert Stephenson DVM
July 2, 2014
My condolences to your family on your loss. Dr. Reynolds was one of the most compassionate human beings I have ever met. Lynn Krushinski
July 2, 2014
To the Reynolds Family
I am so sorry about the death of Dr Reynolds . I remember my parents Nancy& Bob taking my dog up to Chinchilla .May he rest in peace.I will let my sister & brother know of his passing.
Allison Casey Kosack
July 2, 2014
Dear Kay and Family....Our condolences.
Pat Whitney
July 2, 2014
To the family of DR.CARL C. REYNOLDS I send my condolences. During this difficult time I hope you draw comfort from the GOD of comfort. ISAIAH 61,1.2.

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