Mr. Robert “Bob” Reynolds, age 77, of Central Avenue, Salamanca, New York died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York.
Born on September 10, 1931 in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late Walter & Lela Smith Reynolds. He was married on May 29, 1971 in Great Valley, New York to the former Maureen Stallard who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Reynolds had been employed as a Brakeman for the B & O Railroad for over 25 years retiring in 1983.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and attended Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Patrick’s Worship Site. He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296, Holy Cross Club, and Elkdale Country Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling, cross country and downhill skiing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their events.
Surviving besides his wife are: 5 sons, Robert (Donna) Reynolds, State Park Avenue, Salamanca, New York, Shawn Reynolds, Boulder, Colorado, Daniel Reynolds, Olean, New York, Michael (Tammy) Reynolds, Elm Street, Salamanca, New York, Brennen Reynolds, Central Avenue, Salamanca, New York; 3 daughters, Sally (Steve Dumas) Labbe, Lyman, Maine, Kelly (Alex) Coustennis, Washington Street, Salamanca, New York, Paige Reynolds, Central Avenue, Salamanca, New York; 14 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Daryl (Margie) Reynolds, Newark Valley, New York, David Clara Reynolds, Ellicott Street, Salamanca, New York; several nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Reynolds Jr., and a sister, Dawn Manners.
Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Patrick’s Worship Site) with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
e-condolences can be sent to email@example.com.