Robert Michael Pottol Reynolds

By February 3, 2011

Sept. 17, 1944 —  Jan. 20, 2011

Robert Michael Pottol Reynolds was born in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 17, 1944. He died in Sacramento on Jan. 20, 2011. His early years were spent in Piedmont, Calif., Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Northbrook, Ill. Bob graduated from Glenbrook North High School and attended Emporia College in Emporia, Kan.  He worked for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., in Chicago before joining the staff at Rotary International Headquarters where he worked for 10 years.

Robert realized his dream to return to the Golden State in the late 1970’s. He lived and worked in the El Dorado County area and retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of California in 2009 after 25 years of service. He was always generous with his time and talents. He was an involved member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills, Calif. He was also active in the Masons Shrine, Scottish, and York Rites, as well as DeMolay, for more than 50 years.

Bob is preceded in death by his father, Robert Pottol (killed in action in World War II); his mother, Irene Wenonah Reynolds; and stepfather, Jack Reynolds. He is survived by his sister, Joan Murphy; her husband, John; niece, Teresa Anthony and her husband Jason, all of Houston, Texas; along with his nephew, John Reynolds (Jay) Murphy, who resides in Orlando, Fla. He lived with his beloved basset hound and faithful companion, “Gunner the Magnificent.”

A memorial service will be at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane (corner of El Dorado Hills Blvd.) in El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Shriners’ Hospitals, Beagle Rescue or your favorite charity.


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