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POTOMAC - Allen D. Reynolds, 67, of Ajijic Jalisco, Mexico, formerly of Chino, Calif. and Potomac passed away suddenly at his home, in Mexico, on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1950, in Danville, to Arnold and Lillian Reynolds.
He is survived by his wife, Tina; four daughters, Joni Toner of Temecula, Calif., Sherri Flood of Oxnard, Calif., Kelly Mesa of Arlington, Wash. and Laurie Wylie of Phillips Ranch, Calif.; his father, Arnold Reynolds and his brother, Rich (Kathy) Reynolds both of Champaign; a sister-in-law; and 11 grandchildren.
Al was born in Danville and raised in Potomac. Shortly after graduating from Potomac High School in 1968, he joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam Conflict. It was while stationed in California that he met the love of his life, Tina. They married in 1977 and would have celebrated 40 years of marriage in August this year.
After leaving the Navy, Al spent a number of years as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry and later became a professor at DeVry University in Pamona, Calif. After his retirement, he became active in mission work, making two trips to Kenya as well as several to Baja, Calif. Long time residents of Southern California, Al and Tina moved to Ajijic in 2011. After moving there, he divided his time between serving at Lake Chapala Baptist Church and the Hope House Boy's Home in Ixtiahluacan.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, June 2, in Chino, Calif. and burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, is assisting the family.
Published on May 3, 2017
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