Service planned for James E. Reynolds, 92

James E. Reynolds, 92, of Otter Lake, NY, passed away February 26, 2016, at home.

He was born November 29, 1923, in Ithaca, NY, a son of the late Beth Miller Reynolds.  He graduated from Trumansburg High School in 1941.

Jim proudly served his Country in World War II in the US Army. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and held Prisoner of War in Stalag 9B in Bad Orb, Germany. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, POW Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.  

After his service, he married Marie Morelle of Utica. Mr. Reynolds worked for the Bendix Corporation for 24 years as a model maker, retiring in 1975. Jim married Agnes Otter on June 12, 1980, in Paulsboro, NJ.

Mr. Reynolds was a life member of the following organizations: 106th Infantry Division; American Ex-Prisoners of War, National Chapter; Air Commando Association, Mary Esther, FL; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #82; American Legion Post #404, Boonville, NY; VFW Post #5538, Boonville, NY; and the National Rifle Association.

He was also a member of: Central New York Chapter, American Prisoners of War; BPO Elks Lodge #2158, Boonville, NY; Trustee of Otter Lake Community Church, Otter Lake, NY; past member of Otter Lake Improvement Association; and past member of Forestport Planning Board.

He is survived by two children, daughter Beth Fasano and son-in-law Christopher Fasano of Albuquerque, NM, and son Alan Reynolds of Santa Monica, CA; granddaughter Ariadne Reynolds and husband Dave Frank of Mar Vista, CA; sister Doris Eaton of Romulus, NY; sisters-in-law Gladys Reynolds of Springfield, MO and Eleanor Reynolds, Jefferson City, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes; brothers, Charles, John, Carl and Frank, and sisters, Lida and Ruth.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Interment in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, will be at the family’s convenience, in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the Wounded Warrior Project.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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