Edwin L. Reynolds, a native and former resident of Glen Cove, passed away on January 25, 2000 at the age of 86 at his home in Hubbard, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Anne and many nieces and nephews. Funeral serviceswere held in Hubbard, Ohio.
Edwin was born and raised in the Landing section of Glen Cove and was the youngest of five brothers: Joseph, Daniel , Howard, and John. He attended St. Patrick's School, was a past member of Chemical Company, Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department and, as a WWII Army veteran, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. The Silver Star is this Nation's third highest military honor.
During WWII, Edwin Reynolds was a member of the famous 77th Division (the Liberty Division), 307th Infantry Regiment, Second Batallion, joining that unit in March of 1942. He participated in the invasions of Saipan, Guam, Leyte, Kerama Rhetto, Ie Shima, and Okinawa. It was during the battle for control of the Japanese island of Ie Shima in April, 1945, that PfC. Edwin Reynolds' actions earned him the Silver Star. His citation reads, in part:
"...At dawn, with the Japanese suceeding in the overrunning of
our platoon positions, PfC. Edwin L. Reynolds, an ammunition bearer in Headquarters Co., 2nd Batallion, 307th Infantry Regiment, volunteered and received permission from his commanding officer to join our unit, which was then reorganizing to retake the position. Armed with a rifle and all the grenades he could carry, he joined in the attack. Private Reynolds was among those who led the advance and was one of the first to reach the top of the ridge. Again the enemy attempted to retake the position, but Private Reynolds, rising to his feet and exposing himself to mortar and small arms fire, threw grenade after grenade at the enemy, driving them back. His courage, initiative, and devotion to duty were a great inspiration to his comrades, and in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service."
Edwin L. Reynolds was awarded the Silver Star for his actions while serving with the occupational forces in Hakaido, Japan in November, 1945. He had previously turned down a battlefield promotion to Sergeant, preferring instead to fight alongside his buddies. He was with the 77th Division all the way to Japan, and was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received on Okinawa while carrying a wounded buddy back to safety. His other WWII awards include the American Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Phillipines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal.
Ruben Feinberg, 93, of Glen Cove, died on May 10, 2000. He was captain of the Glen Cove High School football team and a member of the Glen Cove Hall of Fame. Brother of Charles. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Gutterman's Funeral Home, Woodbury.
Andrew Bachy, of Brookville, died on May 12, 2000. Husband of Anna (nee DeNigris). Father of Jane Groene. Grandfather of Thea and Taylor. Brother of Elsie Kuhl. Uncle of Marion Vigh. Great-uncle of Jules Lebowitz. Arrangements were made by the Beney Funeral Home, Syosset. Cremation private.
Alice E. Marrone, 62, formerly of Glen Cove, died on May 15, 2000. Wife of the late Joseph A. Mother of Joann, Joseph, Mary and Rosemary. Grandmother of five. Arrangements were made by Moloney's Bohemia Funeral Home. Cremation private at Nassau-Suffolk Crematory.
Robert Quinn Reynolds, DDS, MD, died on May 15, 2000. Dr. Reynolds was a founding member of the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Husband of Barbara Kowaleski Reynolds. Father of Robert J., Roberta and Barbara Mattesich. Brother of Frances Miller, Mary Lemmon and Thomas. Arrangements were made by the McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery, Schenectady.
Elizabeth Robertson, of Glen Cove, formerly of Long Island City, died on May 17, 2000. She was a chamber maid for the Ballantine family. Wife of the late Malcolm. Sister of Helen Shakal, Dorothy Miron and the late John and Jacob Wiesel. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.
Dorothy Gretsch, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Glen Head, died peacefully on May 20, 2000. She was president of the St. Francis Hospital Guild from 1962 to 1964 and a member of Jonathan's Landing Golf Club. Wife of the late Fred Gretsch Jr. and Arturo R. Antolini. Mother of Robert D. Antolini, Carole Scherer and Susan Hancock. Stepmother of Happy Copley. Grandmother of Michael, Gregory, Robert and James Antolini Rhett Hancock, Samantha Lenz, Shannon and Erin Scherer. Great-grandmother of nine. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert DiGiorgio. Arrangements were made by the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, Jupiter. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Manhasset. Interment private. Memorials in her name may be made to the Convent of the Sacred Heart, 799 S. Pearl, Albany, NY 12202.
Anna B. Casson, 96, of Glen Cove, died recently. Wife of the late John. Mother of Nicholas J., the late Lawrence and the late Harry. Grandmother of John, Harry, Joan, Richard, Robert, Lawrence and Christine. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Prayer service. Interment LI National Cemetery.
Muriel MacPhee Whitting, of Glen Head and Sea Cliff, died on May 19, 2000 at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove. Beloved husband of the late Frank "Boo." Loving mother of Stret (Joan), Scott (Francine) and Donald (Pam). Cherished grandmother of Codge, David, Jennifer, Drew, Carolyn, Rebecca, Gretchen, Justin. Great-grandmother of Heather, Luke, Taylor, Jake, Maykayla and Blase. Sister of Robert (Barbara) and the late Donald. Arrangements were made by the Whitting Funeral Home, Glen Head. Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Martyr Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.