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Obituary for Robert Ellsworth Reynolds

Robert E. Reynolds
Robert Ellsworth Reynolds, 92, passed away at his home on May 30, 2019, surrounded by family. Bob was born to Perley Reynolds & Winnifred Russell on January 30, 1927 in Brockton, Massachusetts and was the third of four children.
Bob served his country in WWII in Okinawa, Japan, as a Seaman, 1st Class, in the LION unit of the Navy firefighters. After hitch-hiking from California back to his home in Maine, he married the love of his life, Velma Lou Shaw, on August 30, 1947. Together they raised a family of five children: Robert P. Reynolds, Donald E. Reynolds, Gary D. Reynolds, Sandra A. Reagan, and James S. Reynolds.
Bob was a proud barber for more than 70 years, having shops on both State and Exchange Streets and in the Bangor House. He and Velma also managed the Tarratine Club for many years.
He enjoyed golfing most of all and was a Life Member of the PGA Partner’s Club. Bob was also the only remaining original member of the Bangor Municipal Golf Course at the time of his death.
Bob is survived by four of his children and his sister Marge along with many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Clifford & Donald, his son Bobby, and his wife of more than 60 years, Velma.
A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 7, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St. Bangor.
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