Gary N. Reynolds
August 21, 1942 – October 5, 2018
Gary Reynolds, 76, passed away on October 5th at Yale New Haven Hospital. Son of Fredrick and Velma Nash Reynolds, he was born in Flint, Michigan and spent his formative years in Kalamazoo and Saugatuck Michigan. He graduated from Kalamazoo College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1964.
After accepting an initial position at the corporate headquarters of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, he went on to work for Uniroyal and International Silver, companies based in NYC and Connecticut, buying raw materials in Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
In the mid 1970’s he became Vice President of Finance and Operations for Lubin Business Interiors a Steelcase Dealer in New Haven and later consulted to dealers in NYC and Wooster, Massachusetts.
In 1984 he purchased Ayotte Machine Products in Prospect, CT and later changed the name to Reynolds’ Precision Manufacturing. The company manufactured parts for the US Space and defense programs and major aeronautical suppliers. It later diversified to produce biomedical products.
In 1983 Gary married the former Nancy F. Stedman. They resided in Madison for twenty-two years. He was a long time member of the Madison Country Club and former Governor of the Madison Beach Club. He was a dedicated Detroit Lions, Tigers and University of Michigan sports fan. In 2005 the Reynolds moved to North Branford to reside on Linsley Lake.
He leaves his children from a previous marriage, September Beth Stevens (Bryon) of Westport, CT and Gabriel Said Reynolds (Lourdes) of Granger, IN and stepdaughter Peri Alyssa Stedman of NYC. He is also survived by sisters Susan Fisher of Orlando, FL and Lee Sanborn of Mulliken, MI and seven grandchildren.
In 2010 Gary was fortunate to receive a kidney transplant from an unidentified, generous donor that allowed him to live a relaxing, healthy life in retirement on the lake. In gratitude, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Yale New Haven Hospital Renal Transplant Unit in his honor.
Services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 19th at the First Congressional Church of Madison.
- Memorial Service Friday, October 19, 2018