Roger G. Reynolds
Born August 17, 1930
Roger G. Reynolds, age 86, of Wilmington, DE passed away after a long illness on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Born on August 17, 1930 in Wilmington, DE and raised in St. Georges, DE, he was the son of the late Harvey G. Reynolds and Clara M. (Swan) Reynolds.
Roger graduated from Conrad High School in 1948 and upon graduation attended Goldey Beacom Business School. Following graduation from Goldey Beacom, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served as a Sergeant during the Korean War. After his military assignment, Roger went to work for the Wilmington Trust Bank where he dedicated 42 years of service, retiring in 1992 as Vice President.
Roger was a life member of the St. Georges United Methodist Church. As an active member, he held several leadership positions within the church, as well as missions with the church. He was also active with the St. Georges Historical Society, Del Mar Va Council for Boy Scouts of America, The Gideon International, Seaman’s Center of Wilmington and the Fort Delaware Society.
Roger’s two passions were ball room dancing where he enjoyed competing in dance competitions and his love for traveling, which carried him around the world several times.
For the past several years Roger has been a resident of the Country House in Greenville, DE where he was most active in programs and scheduled events. He had nothing but praise for the generous and loving care he received from the staff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and Wesley Reynolds and three sisters, Ann Jones, Thelma Adams and MayBelle Deputy.
Roger is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Country House, 4830 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE. Interment will be held privately at St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges, DE at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Georges United Methodist Church, PO Box 145, St. Georges, DE 19733-0145 or to Season’s Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713, https://seasonshospice.org/donate/.
4 Condolences for Roger G. Reynolds
I’m very sad to learn of Mr. Reynold’s passing. I was a Boy Scout in Troop 123 in the late 70s and Mr. Reynolds was one of the adult leaders. He was very patient and nice with me as I worked on the Coin Collecting Merit Badge as a young scout, and he did a lot of the behind the scenes work for the troop. He was a great person and he made a difference in a lot of people’s lives through his service to Troop 123.
Mary Jane (Woodward) Taylor
I worked with Roger for many years at Wilmington Trust. He was a true gentleman & friend to many.
Sam & Sandy Tuttle
We are grateful to have known Roger, both through Church and our “Kingdom Seekers” group. We enjoyed international travel with him, and will remember his warm, friendly and witful friendship and conversation. We will surely miss him!
I have known Roger since I was a little girl. He was my Uncle Harvey Reynolds’ brother. I saw him at several family picnics on Uncle Harvey’s farm. However, he lived only five houses from my parent’s home in St. Georges where I grew up. I was a member of the St. Georges Methodist Church where I would see Roger every Sunday. As a young girl I remember seeing Roger in his Scout uniform and thought he was a big Boy Scout until I understood he was the leader. Roger always had a smile for everyone and no one was a stranger to him.
Roger, God bless you and may you rest in peace.