March 13, 1930 ~ April 15, 2021

Born in: Oswego, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

James Anthony Reynolds

Greece:  Jim passed away at the age of 91.  Survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Longbine Reynolds; sons, Jim (Wendy), John (Rhonda), Jeff (Denise) Reynolds; grandchildren, Bryan (Stacy), Andrew (Lauren), Lauren (Dan) Grimes, Jordan, Martha, Emma, Blake; great-grandchildren, Alex, Jaxon, Emily, Noah, Brielle, Olivia; sister, Sharon (Bill) Sincavage.  He is predeceased by his siblings, Ronald (Gloria), Jack (Barb), June (Don) DeLapp, Carol Ann (Joe) Quinn (Mary (Mike) Parker.

Jim was born in Oswego, NY.   He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served our country in the Korean War.  He graduated from RIT in 1958 and University of Illinois with a master’s degree, before embarking on a 37 year career as a member of the RIT faculty instructing in the field of Electrical Engineering during which he authored a textbook and touched the lives of thousands of students.  He was an avid bowler, golfer and sports fan into his 90’s.  Grandpa was a beloved patriarch who adored his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jim’s visitation will be held Tuesday, April 20th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd.  His Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 21st 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church 1000 N. Greece Road.  Interment, Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


Visitation: Tuesday April 20, 2021 04:00 PM - Tuesday April 20, 2021 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: Wednesday April 21, 2021 09:30 AM

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Grove Place Cemetery


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in James A. Reynolds 's name.

American Cancer Society / Rochester

1120 S. Goodman St. Rochester, NY US 14620

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  1. I am so saddened to read of Jim’s passing. My mother, Arlene, always considered him her big brother. I can only imagine the party in heaven welcoming him home! May your memories bring you peace.

  2. Aunt Carol and Family,
    Sending all the love, prayers and our sympathies to you all. Uncle Jimmy was such a special person. I know Dad and all our family in heaven have welcomed him home. Knowing he is no longer suffering brings us peace. He will be missed by us all. I will miss the emails he would send me thanking me for my Christmas cards. How he would always tell me how proud he was of Christian and his accomplishments. I will miss our emails(and more recently texts) that he would always sign Love, UJ. All the miles he put on his car to drive to Oswego to visit with my Dad and Aunt Sharon and My Mom over the years. I always loved to see him when he stopped. His kind heart and wit will forever be a part of me. We feel blessed to have had him in our lives for 91 years. You will be missed UJ! 😘

    • Thanks, Mary. Even though Dad moved out of Oswego, Oswego never moved out of him. I know how much it meant to him to be able to go “home” and how much he cherished the time he was able to spend with whomever he was able to see on any particular visit. Those were always easy miles on him.

  3. To the entire Reynolds family,
    I am sorry to hear about Uncle Jimmy’s passing. He was such a generous and loving man. His visits to see my Dad when he was alive meant a lot to my Dad. He enjoyed spending time with his brother and often talked about it. He continued the Oswego visits after my Dad passed and would always stop in to see my Mom. I appreciated that he took the time to do that. I have great memories when we were little too when we visited Rochester. I hope the wonderful memories you have of Uncle Jimmy will help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you all!

  4. I will always remember when my mom called Uncle Jimmy to tell him when she became a grandma for the first time when Lauren was born. He was so excited for her and then she told him her name was Lauren Elizabeth. He said, “Wait that can’t be my granddaughter is named Lauren Elizabeth how will we tell them apart?” Like Mary said, his wit will always be remembered! I also remember when I was little and living in NC, my mom getting the phone call that he had had a heart attack and wanting all the details. A thousand prayers were said and answered as he went on to live a full life with his family- complete with grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will always know how much he loved them. And he will carry their love for him and all of our love with him. I also remember watching the beautiful video made when he and you, Aunt Carol, celebrated your 50th Wedding Anniversary. He truly loved you and that love will always be. Although it’s never easy having to let go, it helps knowing the reunion he has had with Grandma (Frieda), Grandpa (Art), Uncle Ronnie, Mike and Adrianna Reynolds, my mom, Aunt Mary, Arlene Blum, Uncle Jackie and Aunt Junie. One day at a time …

  5. Dear Reynolds family,
    I met Jim at Cardiac rehab quite a few years ago. I arrived earlier than him and he was attracted to my St. Louis Cardinal shirts that I wore on occasion. He told me that he too was a Cardinal fan and that was nice to hear among the many Yankee fans there. We became good friends and each day we were Monday morning quarterbacks discussing the ills of the Cardinals whenever they lost a game. About 4 years ago Jim disappeared from Rehab and I had no idea what had happened. About 4 or 5 months later, he reappeared and told me he had a bad case of the flu which he could not shake. I was glad to have him back and had someone to share our views on our favorite team. Alas, after a short while he again disappeared, and I never saw him again. I missed him and did not even know where he lived.
    I will miss Jim and please accept my deep condolences for your loss of a wonderful person.
    Sam Farah

  6. I had Jim for an instructor at RIT, He was the most considerate, professional and BEST teacher I ever had. He was a great guy, and someone who could teach you anything. I have since became a college professor myself, and have modeled my teaching style after Jim’s. I’ll never forget his kindness.

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