Dennis P. Reynolds

12/19/1940 — 04/23/2023

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Dennis P. Reynolds

Dennis Patrick Reynolds
December 19, 1940 – April 23, 2023
Dennis (Denny) Patrick Reynolds of Richland, WA, passed away on April 23, 2023 at the age of 82 at
Kadlec Medical Center surrounded by family.
Denny was born on December 19, 1940, in Bellingham, WA and grew up on the family farm near
Ferndale, WA. As a teenager he enjoyed working on cars. He graduated from Meridian High School and
enlisted in the Navy in 1958.
Denny was a Machinist Mate 2 nd Class on the U.S.S. John S. McCain (DL-3) based out of Pearl Harbor.
Their primary mission was goodwill tours. Denny was proud of his time in the Navy.
After the Navy Denny attended Olympic Community College (currently Olympic College) in Bremerton
WA. from 1963 -1965. Then he attended Washington State University in Pullman, where he worked full-
time in the computing center while earning his B.A. degree in 1971. He continued working at WSU as a
Systems Programmer until 1980 when he took a similar position at Exxon Nuclear (currently Siemens) in
Richland, WA. In 1998 he chose to pursue different opportunities. He worked for Spencer Kinney then
Western States Insurance in IT support from 2000 through 2009. In retirement he had a Computer
Services business.
While living in Pullman he enjoyed attending WSU sporting events and helping at the finish line of
collegiate track meets. He also played city league men’s softball with friends. After moving to Richland,
he played city league men’s and coed softball. Denny loved spending time in the Blue Mountains at a
friend’s cabin and their annual fishing trip to Oregon.
Denny was one of the original members of the Tri-Cities Sports Festival which brought college rowing
and combined college and high school track meets and other spring time events to the Tri-Cities. He ran
the AccuTrack timing equipment at the track meets. This led to involvement in electronic timing at high
school track meets (including the Pasco Invite) and the state cross country meets in Pasco and other
meets in eastern Washington. He also helped with high school football stats in Pasco. He was a flagger
at the start/finish line for the hydroplane races for 20 years. He was a courtesy cart driver at the
Richland Regatta since its inception. He was an active member of the homeowner’s association board
where he and his wife resided.
He was a strong supporter of Washington State University and WSU Athletics and volunteered at
numerous fund raisers. He had season football tickets for 52 years and enjoyed going to many of WSU’s
bowl games.
He is survived by his wife Mary of 52 years, and his brother Larry and sister-in-law Archelle Reynolds of
Gig Harbor.
He was preceded in death by his parents John Reynolds and Freda Reynolds, and his sister Mary Margret
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to WSU foundation for the Reynolds Family Endowed
Medical Scholarship. Online gifts can be made at or mail to WSU Foundation,
PO Box 641925, Pullman, WA 99164-1925. Or to Chaplaincy Health Care, 1480 Flower Street, Richland,
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 9th, 2023 at 2 PM at Einan’s Event Center
Events At Sunset 915 Bypass Highway
Richland, WA 99352

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  • Although we didn’t know Denny very well, our short visits in Pueblo left us with a lasting memory of a very good man.

    Jim & Vi Massara
    May 10, 2023
  • Denny was such a good man and Coug. He would be the first one to raise his hand, along with Mary, to help out the Cougs in any way they could. Always had a laugh and a smile. He will be missed. RIP my friend, and enjoy the best seat in Martin Stadium this fall. Go Cougs

    Mark Schuster
    May 5, 2023
  • I met Denny through his brother Larry at Family Thanksgivings and enjoyed getting to know him and Mary. Denny was my mom’s first cousin. He made a wonderful Barbqued turkey. He will be missed by all of us.

    Joyce Shipley
    May 4, 2023
    Gig Harbor
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