In Memory

Phil Reynolds

Phil Reynolds

(August 20, 1944-April 18, 2015) 

From the Denver Post April 26, 2015:

 

CHARLES PHILIP “PHIL” REYNOLDS

70, of Lakewood, CO. survived by his daughters Lindsay Reynolds and Anne Reynolds Easton; sisters Nancy Reynolds Scneider and Gail Taylor Reynolds; and a loving dog, Emma. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Audobon Society of Greater Denver, 93008 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton, CO 80128 or Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Cobrow Rd., Golden, CO 80401. Please share condolences at: http://www.horancares.com/obituary/Charles-Philip-Reynolds/Lakewood-CO/1502471

In an email to tclass website administrators, Doug Hunter,  one of Phil's close MHS friends reports that after graduating from Mariemont Phill completed undergraduate studies at Purdue and medical studies at Duke. He then  derved two years as a Navy physician. Later, specializing in pathology, Phil ran the blood bank at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. 

He  took early retiremet following a heart attack, as Phil discussed in his Clssmate Profile. 

In comments at Honrancares.com (linked above0, Phil's daughter Lindsay writes," My dad loved volunteering at the Audobon Society.." She also reports that Phil's dog, Emma,, attnded the memorial service, and"My dad would be so happy she was there."

 

 

 

 

 



 
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04/30/15 12:15 PM #1    

Rev Gary Pitser (Pitser)

We grew up in Fairfax where he played good baseball

Later we whent throu High School at Mariemont.

He was always a nice guy

Will be missed

Util we see Him in Heaven

God bless to all His family and friends

Reverend Gary Pitser


04/30/15 09:27 PM #2    

Marjorie Manly (Petersen)

I am so sorry to hear about Phil and pray for God's peace and comfort for his dear family and sweet Emma.  In Jesus' love, Margie


04/30/15 11:43 PM #3    

Saundra (Sam) Lamb (Walker)

Phil was a great friend since grade school.. So many wonderful memories-- too long to list. He was always interesting, intelligent, and had the best dry wit ever.!! I can even remember one of his funny remarks in the 6th grade. He was in Cincinnati at 9/11 time and a bunch of us had dinner. The evening was the best. He told many stories, about baseball etc.,  and we laughed until 1 a.m. He cared a lot about each one of us and loved nature and his daughters and sisters.  We will greatly miss you Phil!!!. R.I.P. and hugs to his family and ALL of his great friends. 


05/01/15 03:46 PM #4    

Liz Scott (Corlew)

Phil Reynolds was a very special friend to me. He and Randy walked with me to school on many mornings. When I moved to Mariemont for my last two years of High School Phil was quick to welcome me and make me feel at home. Having him across the street was great. I knew I always had a fiiend I coulod count on. I shall miss him very much and I am so happy that his daughters had such a great guy as a father! Having this web site to catch up with every body has been great and I was delighted to be able to reconnect with him. I shall alwys keep the memory of him in my heart. Liz Scott Corlew


05/02/15 03:44 PM #5    

Sally Marsh (Hill)

So sorry to hear about Phil's passing.  He will be missed by many.  Love to the family, including sweet Emma.

Sally Marsh Hill

 


05/18/15 03:11 PM #6    

Doug Hunter (Robert Hunter)

I am finally able to write this thanks to Ron Howorth’s message yesterday.  Hardly a day passes without my having thoughts and visions of Phil and the shared sports, camping, and humor we experienced (with others of you) throughout high school. One such memory is the love of the zany humor of Jonathan Winters and his favorite characters, Maude Frickert and Elwood P. Suggins who Phil could recite flawlessly much to our joy and laughter. 

He had suffered severe depression and anxiety disorder for over 30 years, conditions that afflicted others in his family.  He often referred to it as “my disease” to clarify the physiological/genetic basis of his condition emphasizing to others that it was more akin to diabetes than simply mood swings.  Over the years his doctors tried every known treatment for this condition including drug combinations, acupuncture, and electroconvulsive therapy.  Sadly, none were effective for very long.

Those who corresponded with him were the beneficiaries of his ribald sense of humor with thought-provoking jokes or of inspirational or humorous photos that he would often share. Despite his mental state his messages often generously expressed happiness when hearing that the recipients had experienced interesting travel, had fun, or simply led a more normal life than his.  His warm sense of humor persisted to nearly the end.

“….when he shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine

That all the world will be in love with night

And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Romeo & Juliette,  Act III, Scene II


 


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