Ronald Reynolds


Ronald James Reynolds


August 14, 1947- November 2, 2009. Ronald James Reynolds passed away peacefully at home on the evening of November 2, 2009. Ron was born August 14, 1947 at Stanford Hospital. Ron has made his home throughout the Bay Area. Ron spent his childhood in San Francisco and then Pacifica and moved to Sebastopol where he graduated from Analy High School in 1965. After attending two years at Santa Rosa J.C. he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967. The following year he met his young bride Michele Cella of Petaluma and they were married on August 17, 1968. Ron worked at Hunters Point and then went on to serve on the USS Vesuvius during the Vietnam War. Back from Vietnam he continued at Hunters Point until it's closure.

After active duty, Ron continued in Civil Service and the Naval Reserves at Mare Island and on September 16, 1987 he proudly achieved was the rank of Chief Electrician Mate. He retired after 28 years with the U.S. Navy January 1, 1995. Upon closure of Mare Island, Ron took his skills to Solano Irrigation District, where he finished out his career. Ron was an avid abalone diver who belonged to the Diablo Sea Bears. He could cook one hell of an abalone feast.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years Michele; daughter Christine Walker and her husband Johnny; son, Brian Reynolds; parents, Richard and Patricia Logan; grandchildren Brittany, Curtis and Sarah; Ron is also survived by countless extended family and a host of friends and the dog, "Ol' Hank"

Interment with full military honors will take place at 9:30 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road in Dixon followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at VACA HILLS CHAPEL in Vacaville 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kaiser Hospice or American Cancer Society .