Joseph
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 “Lani”, 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 who’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. Memory 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 have had 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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  1. I miss you grandpa. I am glad that you are not suffering any longer. I am happy that you and grandma are together again. I love you both.

  2. For those who knew my relationship with Joe it was bitter and sweet. In the beginning as a new member of the family, he and I would enjoy our coffee and cigarettes on the back porch, and he told me many stories about his days in the War and the funny adventures that he and Gloria had experienced as they roamed the USA in the beginning of their marriage. We stayed with him for five months after Gloria was gone, that then he was ready to live by himself without her, and Norm and I moved back into our own home. Losing Gloria broke his heart and he had many regrets that plagued him the rest of him life. He called upon the Lord daily to please forgive him and to help him be with Gloria again one day. He wanted to be with her so badly, and his pain didn’t always come through to the family in the right ways, which was the bitter parts for me in our relationship, but we all understood that he was a broken, lonely man. It is hard to see someone you love leave this earth, but there was a lot of relief when Joe was finally able to go be with the Lord and Gloria. As I watch my husband and the grandkids grief for Joe, I also thank the Lord that something’s have ended, and pray that the good memories will remain and as the days ahead will still hold pain, that each person would find their peace in our Lord Jesus. We are always glad we are alive, but it is very painful for those left behind when we die. I hope Joe now that you are up there that you understand that we loved you and many other things as well. Your daughter-in-law Darla

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