Obituary for Gregg David "Dave" Reynolds, Jr.
Reading- Gregg David “Dave” Reynolds, Jr., 87, born May 14, 1930, at the Reading Hospital, son of Gregg David Reynolds, Sr. and Elizabeth Bratton Reynolds. He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Hunt Reynolds, in 1991, and his sister Caroline Hiester. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kate (Catharine Evans) Reynolds, and his children G. David III (Louise), Bill (Russi) Debbie McGlynn (Steve) and Jeffrey. He had 8 grandchildren, Victoria Reynolds Doran, Michael Reynolds, Suzanne Reynolds, Taylor Reynolds Menke, Patricia McGlynn, Allison McGlynn, Stephen McGlynn and William McGlynn. He had 4 great-grandchildren: Anella Doran, Elizabeth Menke, and twins Harper and Hollis Menke. He graduated from the George School and Franklin and Marshall College in 1952. He and his family opened a franchise of Culligan Water Conditioning in West Reading in 1950. Dave and Pat married in 1955. Dave expanded the business in 1962 with the purchase of the Allentown Culligan franchise. Dave was also a member of the Culligan Dealer Advisory Council and was president of the WCAI, which became the Water Quality Association. Dave was a devoted husband and father. Pat’s 20 year battle with cancer and Jeff’s cerebral palsy led him to be active on the board of directors at Reading Hospital (since 1985) and treasurer at Easter Seals. As a member and with the help of the West Reading/Wyomissing Rotary Club, he started the Easter Seals Golf Exhibition in 1975, bringing golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Betsy King to Reading as an annual fundraiser, which evolved into the Betsy King LPGA Classic. An avid lifelong golfer, he was a member of the Berkshire, Moselem Springs, Merion, and the Dunes Golf Clubs. He also volunteered as a Gallery Guard for 18 years at Augusta National’s Masters Golf Tournament, was a USGA committee member, a member of the Ozone Club, the Delaware Indians Golf group, and served as a starter for LPGA and Senior PGA golf tournaments. He was a member of the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club and the Topics Club. He enjoyed spending winters in Sanibel, FL and summers in Beach Haven and Stone Harbor, NJ. He loved being “Grampapa,” spending time with his grandchildren, watching them sail and play golf. He was an avid Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers fan. He was formerly a member and ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Reading, PA. He was a member of Sanibel Community Church in Sanibel, FL, and Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church in Avalon, NJ.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 37 S. 5th St, Reading, PA 19602 with a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Private interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held at The Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL on January 27. 2018 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of G. David Reynolds, Jr., may be directed to support the Reynolds Memorial Fund for cancer education at the Reading Hospital, please make checks payable to Reading Hospital Foundation. Gifts may be mailed with memo indicating the gift is in memory of G. David Reynolds, Jr. to Reading Hospital Foundation, Sixth Ave & Spruce St.,, West Reading, PA 19611, or Easter Seals Society of Reading Area, Berks County Service, site 90 George St., Reading, PA 19605. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.