July 23, 1926 ~ March 4, 2011
Joseph Reynolds, sunrise on July 23, 1926, sunset on March 4, 2011 in Gardena, California. He was born in Boston Massachusetts to George E. Reynolds and Helene E. Reynolds (Le Blanc). He grew up in Massachusetts and joined the Sea Bees on September 14, 1943. Following the Sea Bees, Joe met the love of his life Gloria Reynolds (Volkmann) in Manchester, New Hampshire. They later moved to Utah, then California where in 1962 they bought their first home in Gardena. Joe was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and received The Silver Beaver Award. He enjoyed cars, planes, boats and electronics. He was an avid Indy 500 racecar fan. Joe and Gloria were married for over 55 years and blessed with five children. Joe lost Gloria about nine years ago and is now together with her again in Heaven. Joe is survived by: his children: Edward, Gloria (husband Patrick), George (wife Julia), Kenneth (wife Adrian), and Norman (wife Darla), grandchildren: Renee, Amber, Alana, Edward, Arlene â€œLaniâ€, Chantal, Jonathan, Christina, Antoinette, Bobby, Marcie, Melissa, Kimberli, and Kristi, great grandchildren: Matthew, Joshua, Malia, Maile, Cynthia, Jacob, Ethan, Jason, Xander, Samantha, Kaylie, Maite, Caitlyn, Bobby Jr, Nancy, Branden, Sebastian, Blake, Kyle, Maggie Jeanne, Victoria, Dylan, and Mikayla. Services will be held 12 pm on March 26, 2011 at Maria Regina Catholic Church in Gardena, CA. Military burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA on March 28, 2011 at 11:30 am.
Our Dad has entered heaven above,
The Lord has called him in his love.
He now lives with our mother,
And they now embrace each other.
Our Father and Mother together again,
It is like their story just began.
They are now waiting for their children to come,
To join the journey they have just begun.
So as we wait here on earth and weep,
We pray the Lord our souls to keep.
We will be with them at last,
With our Savior whoâ€™s love is steadfast.
Till that day we meet with them,
And our journey in heaven begins,
We say we love you Mom and Pop.
God bless Eddie, Gloria, George, Kenny, and Norman.
Written by Norman Reynolds in loving memory of Mom and Pop.
We can cry because we miss you
Or we can laugh because we love you
We can frown because you are gone
Or we can smile because you were here
We can hurt because there will be no more
time spent together
Or we can be happy for the good times we
We can fear because we no longer have you
Or we can hope that you are at peace
But no matter how much time passes
No matter how much it hurts
We will remember you forever
And your memory will live on
Written by Nancy Silva
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