James E. Reynolds


James E. Reynolds, 74, passed away at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24, 2017, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born May 1, 1943 in Baltimore, Md., the son of Dr. Frank W. and Madeline M. (Brisco) Reynolds.

Jim graduated from high school in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1961 and then served three years in the U.S. Navy as a radio communications technician. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University in 1988.

Jim was an early entrant into computer technology. He moved to Mount Desert in 1999, where he continued with his computer technology consulting business for several years before retiring.

Jim was committed to his wife and family. He cherished time with his children and grandchildren. He had two hobbies of interest, photography and building fine furniture. He traveled through Maine, the Caribbean and Europe to fulfill his interests in photography, capturing many inspiring photos in the process. His family members always felt fortunate if they were gifted one of his handsome pieces of furniture.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jane (Schmelzer) Reynolds, his two daughters, Robyn Jucius and her husband, Thomas of San Diego, Calif., and Rebecca Mozaffarian and her husband, Dr. Dariush, of Newton, Mass., and their three children, Jasmine, Sophia and Alexander. Jim also leaves his sister, Phoebe Reynolds of New Hampshire. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Reynolds and loving stepmother Elinan Reynolds.

Services will be private. Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Mount Desert Nursing Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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