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SEPT. 29, 1924 -- APRIL 9, 2005

Donald H. "Blackie" Reynolds, of North Tonawanda, a retired Ashland Oil worker, died Saturday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 80.

Born in Titusville, Pa., he came to Buffalo with his family when he was 12. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. He worked as a pump mechanic at the Ashland Oil refinery, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the Ashland Retirees Club, Ascension Catholic Church and its seniors group, and A.J. Jurek Post 1672, American Legion.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Nancy A. Dalaco; two sons, D. Michael of North Tonawanda and Douglas of Wilson; a daughter, Dawn Rosky of North Tonawanda; three brothers, Richard of Batavia, George of Buffalo and Terry of North Tonawanda; two sisters, Shirley Burnett of McGregor, Texas, and Donna Mauer of Lockport; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in Ascension Catholic Church, after prayers in Wattengel Funeral Home. Entombment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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