WESTFIELD - Ernest E. "Ernie" Reynolds, age 79, of Crandall Street in Westfield died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Absolut Care of Westfield, following an extended illness.
Ernie was born on July 20, 1932 in French Creek, N.Y., the son of the late Chester A. and Lula (Gabriel) Reynolds.
A Westfield resident most all his life, Ernie, had been a machinist at the former Ajax Flexible Coupling Co., starting there in 1962 and retiring from Renold, Inc., in 1995. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he served in helicopter mechanics and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne division. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends. When he was younger, Ernie enjoyed drag racing. He had been a regular with the coffee bunch at McDonalds.
Ernest E. Reynolds
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Gervasi) Reynolds, whom he married on Feb. 10, 1962; his daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Kozlowski of Fredonia, N.Y.; his sister, Jane Risley of Corfu, N.Y.; and his brother, Everett Reynolds of Westfield.
Family and friends called at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, on Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., and were invited to attend the funeral services there on Friday morning at 11 a.m., with Father Marius J. Walter officiating. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, with Military Honors immediately following the services.
Ernie's family would prefer memorials may be made to the Patterson Library, 40 South Portage Street, or to the WACS Memorial Garden, 193 East Main Street, both in Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
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