Edward Joseph Reynolds

September 15, 1945 -
June 16, 2019

Edward J. Reynolds passed away peacefully in Wenatchee on June 16, 2019. He was born to Mary Poshka and Edward Joseph Reynolds on September 15, 1945, in New York City. He lived on the Lower East Side until his family moved to Long Island when he was eight years old.
Inspired by the film How the West Was Won, Ed moved west to attend the University of Idaho in Moscow and graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in 1971. He was part of the ROTC program at the University of Idaho, and served in both the National Guard and the Army Reserves for many years, achieving the rank of captain.
Ed’s work as an electrical engineer took him all over the west, including nuclear power plants in Washington, Arizona, and Texas, the Montana Power Company in Missoula, and Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams on the Columbia River. Despite a life of roaming, he considered Chelan his home and served two terms on the Chelan City Council. He achieved a great deal in his leisure time as well: building a house in the mountains of Montana, climbing Mount St. Helens, and rafting the River of No Return in Idaho. He enjoyed boating, camping and hiking on the shores of Lake Chelan, telling ghost stories, skiing, karate, reading about World War II, collecting guns, drinking beer, spoiling his pets, and playing PTO on the Super Nintendo.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Elaine. He is survived by his children, Sean, Casey, Jessica, and Alex, his grandsons, Asher and Caleb, and his canine son, Ben. His legacy endures in the western landscapes he so loved.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on September 14, 2019, at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church. Refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.
 

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