Thomas Everett Reynolds Jr.
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Thomas Everett Reynolds Jr., 88, died at Sage Meadows of Lake Geneva on Sept. 12, 2023.
He was raised in Hinsdale, brother to John and Jim Reynolds, and son of Thomas and Evelyn Reynolds. He attended Hinsdale High School (graduating in 1953) and then Denison University (1957) and went on to receive an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also served in the Army Reserves.
He married Ann in 1961. They raised their family in Clarendon Hills and spent time each summer at Lake Geneva, Wis., with family and many friends. He loved the lake, having grown up around it in the family-built second home in Buena Vista, Fontana. Tom cherished family time and he adored his grandchildren.
Tom is remembered for his devotion to community, family and friends and his generosity of spirit. His numerous leadership roles testify to his commitment to the public good, serving on the Clarendon Hills Village Board, the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation and local school boards. Following his father, Thomas E. Reynolds Sr. a founder of the Environmental Education Foundation Inc. (an affiliate of the Geneva Lake Association), Tom served in leadership, endowing scholarships for environmental studies and outdoor education for students in the Geneva Lake area.
He loved to talk Cubs baseball or Bears football, holding season tickets for the Bears for many years.
He worked in the Chicago area, initially in insurance with Marsh & McLennan and eventually moving into independent consulting work in health care management. A person of deep faith, Tom served as an elder at Christ Church of Oak Brook and was a dedicated member of a men's prayer group, which met weekly for many decades. He also served as treasurer at The Chapel on the Hill in the Geneva Lake area.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years in 2021, Ann Wilson Darlington Reynolds.
He is survived by his four children, Tom, Doug, Keith and Liz and their spouses; and his 10 grandchildren currently living across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Fontana Community Church, 275 Kinzie Ave., Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, Wis., followed by a reception.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Environmental Education Foundation at http://www.eefscholars.org/donate or Legacy Hospice at http://www.legacyhospicecares.com/ or to Sage Meadows of Lake Geneva, 6722 WI-50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.