AUBURN — Allan Cole Reynolds, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 22, at Clover Health Care.

He was born in Auburn on May 28, 1921, the son of Merton and Norma (Cole) Reynolds. They knew they had the perfect child, which is why they only had one.

He was married to the late June Rose Bradbury on May 29, 1941.

He was educated in the Auburn school system, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1939.

Allan served in the U.S. Army in 1945.

He worked for Peter Allen Lumber Co. until 1947, when he went independently into building over 75 houses. After retirement, he built several dollhouses to scale, replicating his own house, his daughter’s house and many others for several relatives.


His hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, making tie blankets which he donated to friends, family and every person who crossed the threshold into his home, playing bingo and doing word search puzzles.

Allan was a very positive person, a special man who was very talented, smart, energetic and a friend to all.

He is survived by one son, the Rev. Richard Reynolds, of Altmont, N.Y.; one daughter, Barbara Nadeau, and her husband, David, of Poland; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, June, of 65 years; a son, Bruce Reynolds; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Beesley-Reynolds; and a grandson, Ryan Reynolds.

Many thanks to the caretakers of Allan in the Belfast Unit of Clover, and also to his hospice nurse, Margaret.

Per Allan’s request, there will be no viewing and graveside services will be held at a later date. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared on the obituary page at

Allan Cole Reynolds

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