WESTFIELD - Everette J. Reynolds Sr., 87, of Crandall St., Westfield, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Corry Manor Nursing Home of Corry, Pa., following a brief illness.
Everette was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Mina, N.Y., a son of the late Chester A. and Lula (Gabriel) Reynolds.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945-46 attaining the Rank of T-5. Everette was a Westfield resident most all his life, and had worked for Welch Foods at the Westfield plant for many years starting as a truck driver and retiring from the maintenance department in the late 1980s after 37 years of service.
He had been a 48-year member of the Westfield Fire Department, Hook and Ladder Company, a longtime captain of the Fire Police and a past president and life member of the Chautauqua County Fire Police Association. He had also been active with the West-field Exempt Firemen's Association and had served as their vice president. Everette was well known as the ''Waffle Expert'' for the Exempts' annual Ox Roast. He enjoyed camping and fishing.
He is survived by his son, E. John Reynolds Jr. of Westfield, N.Y.; his three grandchildren: Jennifer Cambria of Fredonia, N.Y., Jacklyn Reynolds of Erie, Pa., and Jessica Reynolds of Westfield, N.Y. He is further survived by his great-grandson, Rylan Cambria of Fredonia, N.Y.; and his sister, Jane Risley of Corfu, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn Rexford Reynolds, whom he married Aug. 9, 1953, and who died Jan. 20, 2011; and by his brother, Ernest E. Reynolds.
Friends may call on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral services there at 7 p.m. The Rev. Charles Robertson of the West Portland Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Buffalo, PO Box 338, Buffalo, NY 14223 or to the Fire Department of Westfield Memorial Fund, 23 Elm St., West-field, NY 14787.
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