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John F. Reynolds

January 29, 1941 — August 15, 2023

Swartz Creek

 

Reynolds, John Francis, age 82, of Swartz Creek, Michigan died peacefully early on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley St, Flint, MI 48504. (Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on St. John Vianney's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/@StJohnVianneyFlint/streams. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM at Sharp Funeral Home, 8138 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek, MI 48473 and at 10:00 AM until the time of service on August 19th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
 
John was born on January 29, 1941, in the Bronx, New York. John was a graduate of Marist Prep and Marist College, and obtained a Master’s in Counseling from Ohio University.

John began his teaching career in 1961 as a Brother in the Marist Order which took him to Wheeling, West Virginia, Eugene, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois before bringing him to Flint, Michigan in 1970 to help open Powers Catholic High School. John was a Marist Brother until 1975 and continued teaching at Powers Catholic High School. John was a pillar of the Powers Catholic community, serving generations of students as an administrator, teacher, and guidance counselor for 44 years. After his time at Powers, he served as principal of St. John Vianney Elementary for three years. John was an avid supporter of his students, always advocating for their best interests and cheering on countless sports teams. Watching his former students flourish was one of his greatest joys.

John loved music, dancing, Notre Dame football, and the Detroit Tigers. More than anything, he loved spending time with family and friends. Whether it was in Hilton Head, New York, Naples, Cleveland, or Flint, family and friends meant the world to John.

John is preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy (Wolf) Reynolds and brother Edward Reynolds. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years Beth Reynolds, brother George (Barbara) Reynolds and his sisters Mary (Doug) Reynolds-Powell and Dorothy Reynolds (Ed Quirk), daughters Theresa (Joe) Skinner, Maria (Rich) Hwang, Stacey Reynolds, and sons Thomas (Julia) Oh, and Michael Oh, Jarrod Lince and John (Trisha) Reynolds. John is also remembered lovingly by his 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and his dear nieces and nephews.

John was known for his handwritten notes of congratulations or appreciation. In his memory the family encourages those who knew him uphold this tradition and handwrite a similar note to someone. Donations can be made to the Powers Catholic Reynolds-Dutkowski Scholarship. https://www.powerscatholic.org/give-now.html   or to  St. John Vianney Elementary.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 18, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sharp Funeral Homes - Miller Road Chapel

8138 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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Visitation

Saturday, August 19, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

2415 Bagley St, Flint, MI 48504

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

2415 Bagley St, Flint, MI 48504

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