Robert E. 'Bob' Reynolds Sr.
June 16, 1933 - October 6, 2017
Robert “Bob” Elroy Reynolds Sr., 84, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Pearl Reynolds in Calgary, Canada. At an early age, he and his family moved to the United States where he later became a U.S. Citizen. He and his family eventually settled in Ontario, Oregon where he graduated from Ontario High School. He later moved to Albany where he spent the rest of his life.
A true entrepreneur, at age 26 he went to the bank and obtained a $3000 loan, settled with a handshake, to start an auto parts store. He successfully ran Hollywood Auto Supply, a valley staple, for many years until his retirement at age 58. Bob’s generosity knew no bounds. He valued his wife Jean, family, and friends above all else. He loved traveling with Jean, spending time with his family and his daily coffee meets with his friends.
Bob loved sport fishing in Alaska; winter vacations to Maui; and, most of all, his Oregon State Beavers. He spent 58 years as a Beaver Believer and donor. He spent a lot of his free time following Beaver Athletics around the country.
Bob leaves behind his beloved wife, Jean and nine children, Theresa of Albany, Robert Jr. of Albany, Paul of Eugene, Deborah of Medford, Brian of Albany, Twila of Albany, Brian of Medford, Hanna of Albany, and Tia of Bend. Bob was blessed with 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William of Yuba City, California and his sister, Pauline of Denver, Colorado.
Bob’s life will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Goss Stadium in the Omaha Room at Oregon State University. Please wear OSU or black and orange attire. Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.