SOUTH READING — A memorial service will be held in the spring and will be announced at that time for Donald J. Reynolds, 75, who passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 30.
He was born April 9, 1938 in Melrose, Mass., the son of Harold B. Sr. and Mary B. (Kelley) Reynolds.
He attended schools in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School class of 1957. He later graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
He lived in Wakefield, Melrose and Woburn, Mass., for many years before moving to South Reading in the 1972.
He was employed for many years with Vermont Research in Springfield. Most recently he was a delivery driver for Bond Auto Parts in Springfield.
Don enjoyed flying and held a pilot’s license, enjoyed stock car racing and worked for Safety Services at the Canaan Speedway, and helped out with race teams.
He was a former member of the Reading Volunteer Fire Dept. He served the town of Reading as a lister and on the planning commission for many years. He enjoyed the Kingston Trio and loved animals, mostly his cats Rusty and Newton.
He is survived by one brother James Reynolds of Nottingham, N.H.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and also by one brother Harold “Burt” Reynolds Jr.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Lucy McKenzie Humane Society P.O. Box 702 Brownsville, 05037 or to the Donald Reynolds Memorial Fund at the Springfield Animal Hospital 346 River St. Springfield, 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
This obituary first appeared in the January 9, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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