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Lloyd Reynolds

Jack Reynolds

Tuesday July 23, 1940 - Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Lloyd Jack Reynolds, age 79, of Sarasota, FL, died on November 6, 2019, after a battle with heart and kidney failure.

Jack was born in Somerset, PA, to Dr. Oscar Lloyd Reynolds and Elizabeth Hyatt Farmer. He grew up in Tunkhannock, PA, where he played football, basketball, and volleyball and still has his Tigers letterman jacket to prove it. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in secondary education and started working as a high school science teacher in New Castle, Delaware. There, he met his first wife, Geraldine Grubb (now deceased).

Always one for an adventure, he saw a sign in the hallway of his school asking for teachers to teach in Europe, and he jumped on it. He spent two years teaching at the Frankfurt International School and, while there, developed his zeal for international travel and German beer. He regaled his family and friends for the rest of his days with stories of skiing in the Alps, driving on the Autobahn, and camping around the fjords of Norway.

Jack received his M.S. in psychology from Bowling Green State University, in Ohio. From there, he went on to become the Director of Pupil Services for Parkland School District, in Allentown, PA, where he served for over 20 years. He later worked for the Department of Education in Harrisburg, PA, for 10 years. He remarried in 1997, to his devoted wife, Andrea, who survives him.

After 30+ years in education, Jack and Andrea retired to Sarasota. There, Jack volunteered as a tram driver for the Ringling Museum; he was as an usher for spring training at the Baltimore Orioles field; he served as a Guardian Ad Litem for young people in need; and, he was a Stephen Minister for the Church of the Palms.

In addition to volunteer work, Jack maintained his love of travel throughout his life: he took his family to Scotland and England on their first trip abroad, and later, to India on a mission trip with their church; he visited Malawi, Spain, and France; he traveled to Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Germany, and Norway, along with one ill-advised trip to Thailand during political riots; he went on cruises throughout the Caribbean, where he was not shy about eating as much as he could in order to get his money’s worth.

Jack leaves behind many wooden apple crates, mason jars, and other “treasures” from the auction sales he frequented throughout his life. His real treasure, however, is his wife Andrea, to whom he was married for over 20 years. He is also survived by daughters Kathy Blozy, Jeannine Alter, and Dayrel Sipes; step-sons Mark and Andrew Hosier; sisters Liz, Peggy, and Maddie; brother, Bill; and twelve grandchildren: Jake, Luke, and Tessa Blozy; Sadie and Emma Alter; Lee and Tori Sipes; Landon, Bella, Giada, Marie, and Andrea Hosier. He played an important role in the lives of his nieces and nephews, and he will be missed at future camping trips and reunions.

Always positive and hopeful, Jack looked at the bright side of every situation. Just days before his death, one of the last things he said to his pastor was “life is good” (though the pain medication may have played a role there). When Andrea was diagnosed with ALS, he took one day at a time, still made plans to travel and see family, and wanted to take care of his wife, as she had taken care of him in his time of need. In lieu of flowers, Jack would appreciate any donations to http://www.alsone.org/donate/ to help find a cure for his wife and all others battling this disease.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at Church of the Palms, in Sarasota, FL, on November 23, 2019, at 11.00 a.m. To leave on-line condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Church of the Palms
    3224 Bee Ridge Road
    SARASOTA, FL 34239
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Craig Boyd

Posted at 01:50pm
To Jack's Family I offer my heartfelt condolences. I have known Jack since 1970 and was a good friend of his for many years. Unfortunately I cannot attend the services this weekend, however, I will be thinking about Andrea and Jeanine and Kathy and hope that they will remember the good times with their husband and father. Craig Boyd

Ann Grubb

Posted at 04:33pm
I remember Jack as a fun uncle- one of those uncles that could poke some good natured fun at you and sometimes get a little inappropriate, much to your boyhood admiration and your parent’s chagrin. He provided a great example by keeping in terrific physical shape (I remember tons of tennis), having a positive attitude and not taking life too seriously. I recall his fascinating stories about traveling Europe and the adventures he had. Condolences and love to my cousins Kathy & Jeannine.

Ann Grubb Posted at 04:34pm

David Grubb

Ann Grubb

Posted at 04:12pm
I have fond memories of my brother in law Jack. He was the only one that I would let call me, “Annie,” because, due to his good nature, it didn’t bother me as much. I still recall seeing Jack and Gerry off in New York when they left to teach in Europe. He told me numerous times that we should start taking some cruises because the food was great! I’ll always remember him as a devoted father to my nieces, Kathy and Jeannine.

Ann Grubb

Deanna Wynd

Posted at 01:45pm
So sorry to hear of his passing

So very sorry to hear of Jack's passing.
I grew up with Jack in Tunkhannock, PA. We went to school together, and even dated for awhile, when in 10th grade. That is really going back in time. What a fine young man and friend he was. I read his obituary and I can see that as a kid growing up he would be a fine man. He went on to "conquer the world" as it was. Loved that he traveled, and my husband and I have also lead similar lives.....traveling and cruising, even living in Europe as he did. My condolences to his wife Andrea and all his children, step children and grandchildren.
Yes, he was a good "kid" and a fine man.
Deanna Ferry Wynd and Rrichard Wynd

Richard Blake

Posted at 01:24pm
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing.
I worked with Jack for a number of years during Spring Training in Sarasota FL,and always looked forward to his positive outlook even the times he was knocked off his scooter he was upbeat and talked about when he would return to work. Jack was always able to help make a fans experience positive because he always had a friendly smile on his face. His presence will be missed during Spring Training. I don't think there was a time when I talked with Jack that he didn't tell me "Life is Good".


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