Thomas M. Reynolds
A funeral service for Thomas M. Reynolds, 82, of Buckeye Lake, was held March 8, 2010, at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery, with the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance providing military honors.
Thomas was born in Jackson, Ohio, on June 27, 1927, to the late Willard B. and Mary V. (Stiffler) Reynolds. He passed away at his residence on March 3, 2010, while surrounded by his family.
Thomas graduated from Jackson High School. He joined the United States Army and the Merchant Marine, proudly serving his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served on many ships in the Atlantic and South Pacific. After his military service, he graduated from engineering school in Chicago, Ill. He worked as a tool and die maker and a design engineer with Varo Engineering, where he was instrumental in the design of the Kodak instant camera. He worked for Varo Engineering for over 40 years, retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed and collected cast medal cars and coins. He was a member of the American Legion Post #888 in Delaware. Most important in his life was spending time with his family.
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy (Phillip) Disterdick, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Patricia (John) Keller, of Newark; three sons, Thomas M. Reynolds Jr., of Las Vegas, NV, Timothy B. Reynolds of Philadelphia, PA, and Benton Reynolds, of Buckeye Lake; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nancinel (Kraus) Reynolds, in 2003, whom he married on July 5, 1952; and two brothers, Willard and Robert Reynolds.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Thomas to Hospice of Central Ohio.
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