Jack H. Reynolds, 91, of Montrose, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Gracious Living Estates, Montrose. He was born in Birchardville, PA on June 23, 1921, to the late Lee and Clarissa (Park) Reynolds. His wife of 57 years, Elizabeth M. “Betsy” (Smith) Reynolds, survives.
Also surviving are his two sons, and daughter-in-law, Randy Reynolds, Montrose, Joseph and Linda Reynolds, Montrose; two grandchildren, Caleb and Alison Reynolds; sister, Connie Lou Gary, Montrose; nephews, Darwin and Joel Gary; niece, Rita Schweizer; cousins, John Reynolds, David Gardner and many great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Nina and Mary Etta Reynolds; brother, Dick Reynolds and niece, Jane Murphy.
Jack was a professional heavyweight boxer with 59 wins he received going from coast to coast. He spent nearly two years in Brazil working for an oil company until he was drafted. He was a WW II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in the North African and Sicily campaigns. After the war, he moved home to work the family farm with his parents, farming until the late 70’s. He also worked at Reynolds Refrigeration Sales and Service; he was one of the first to sell farmers in Susquehanna County bulk tanks through the Girton Co.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing; the Holy Name of Mary Church; was past president of the Wyalusing Fire Company and a member of Towanda Elks BPOE 2191. Jack enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends and neighbors.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25 at the Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose, with Rev. Gerard F. Safko, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery with military honors accorded by Wyalusing American Legion Post #534. Visitation was Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose.