Irven Pete Reynolds Jr.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mt. SAC Alumnus Irven (Pete) Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds passed away quietly in his sleep on December 26, 2016, at the age of 90. Mr. Reynolds and his wife of 64 years, Caroline, who passed away in February, were longtime supporters of the College and the Mt. SAC Foundation. Their many philanthropic activities at Mt. SAC included public art projects, athletics, scholarships and other Foundation initiatives and activities.
Along with his longtime friend, Don Rogers, Mr. Reynolds founded the Mt. SAC Foundation Golf Classic. The annual event, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, has raised over a million dollars in support of Mt. SAC students and the athletics department.
Mr. Reynolds grew up in Covina and attended Covina High School before joining the Navy. After serving, he attended Mt. SAC where he was the captain of the Tennis Team and a member of the very first graduating class in 1948. After Mt. SAC, Pete transferred to UC Berkeley. He graduated from Cal in 1950.
Mr. Reynolds returned to Covina to join his father in running Reynolds Buick/GMC where he ran the thriving local business for nearly five decades of its 101 year existence. Throughout his life, Pete was a leader for Mt. SAC and remained a Mountie at heart. In 1992, he was inducted into the Mt. SAC Athletics Hall of Fame as a charter inductee. In 2006 Pete was named the Mt. SAC Alumnus of the Year.
Through the years, thousands of Mt. SAC students, student-athletes and community members have benefited from the tremendous generosity of Pete and the Reynolds Family.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, January 6th at 11:00 am, at the United Methodist Church of Glendora (201 East Bennett Avenue / Glendora, CA 91741). In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Mt. San Antonio College Foundation in support of the Pete Reynolds Family Scholarship.
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