Remembering Bob Reynolds
Posted on Dec 16th, 2021
On Sunday December 12 Riverside Estates lost a true friend and dedicated servant. Past RECA President Bob Reynolds passed away from a stroke.
I have lived in this neighborhood for 23 years and have known Bob and his family for most of that time. We met when my wife and I were looking for a Cub Scout Pack to get our sons into. He was the Cubmaster of Pack 876 and he snookered me into a leadership position with one of the best lines ever: "It'll only take an hour a week." Anyone who is familiar with Cub Scouts knows that while it is for boys it is really geared toward families and Bob's sons and daughters grew up together in Pack 876 with my sons and daughter. It definitely took a lot more than "an hour a week" but it was a great experience.
Bob never gave less than 150% in any endeavor he undertook. He was a retired Army Colonel. He has always been involved with RECA, he loved this neighborhood and considered it an honor to serve on the board. As a board member he was also deeply involved with the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations which helps lead policy with the county government for the entire Mount Vernon Area.
He was an active member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church as well as the local Knights of Columbus Council 5998. He also served in his sons' Boy Scout Troop and at the BSA council level. He was an avid motorcyclist having made several trips to his home state of Kansas. He played hockey with a local league based at the Mount Vernon Rec. Center. When his knee no longer allowed him to skate he continued to contribute as an equipment manager.
Bob could be abrasive, but that was offset by his community mindedness. I knew him as a rough around the edges guy, a friend with a giant heart, family man and avid outdoorsman. In this season of giving please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
- Steve Kuhn, RECA President