John B. Reynolds
— John Bernard Reynolds, 86, passed away from natural causes on Dec. 28, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and raised by his parents, Bernard Ignatius Reynolds and Mary Louise Kelly Reynolds on Radnor Avenue at the 4800 block of York Road.
He attended Calvert Hall Country School, Calvert Hall High School and the University of Maryland, School of Business, in College Park, Md. Prior to graduation, he was interviewed by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, and accepted a starting sales position in what was then called their Fabrics and Finishes Department and later named the Automotive Products Department. He started his career with DuPont in the Chicago, Ill., area and later was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.; Providence, R.I.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Wilmington, Del., where he finished his career as the business manager of finishes to original equipment manufacturers of trucks and truck fleets.
After 35 years, he retired from DuPont and moved to Queenstown, Md., where he owned property and his father was born and raised. After six years, he relocated to Lady Lake, Fla., where he resided for 22 years, and then to Jupiter, Fla., where he resided for the past two years. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity, DuPont Country Club, Kent Island Yacht Club, Rotary Club of Kent Island, Irish American Club of Lady Lak, and Maryland/DC/Delaware Club of Lady Lake.
He enjoyed golf, bowling, pickle ball, horseshoes and other participation activities.
This former DuPont executive is sur vived by his wife, Patricia Joan Wickens Reynolds of Jupiter, Fla.; son, Timothy John Reynolds of Tequesta, Fla.; and daughter, Mishawn Kelly Reynolds, originally from Media, Pa. Mr. Reynolds is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds; granddaughter, Madison McCulloch Reynolds; and grandson, Ryan Timothy Reynolds, all of Tequesta, Fla.
A graveside memorial service and the interment will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church cemetery in Queenstown, Md., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Donations and prayers are requested, in lieu of flowers, to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 5319 Ocean Gateway, Queenstown, MD 21658.
JOHN B. REYNOLDS