Roy S. Reynolds, 61, retired Navy commander

October 15, 1991

Retired Navy Cmdr. Roy S. Reynolds, a former resident of Upper Marlboro, died Thursday of heart ailments in a hospital there. He was 61 and had lived in Arlington, Va., since 1988.

A memorial service for Cmdr. Reynolds will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Navy Yard in Washington.

He retired from the Navy Yard in 1977 after serving in the Navy since 1951.

Born in New York, he was a 1951 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was in the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

His duty included command of the Floyd County, a landing ship tank in the Pacific, and of the Albert David, a destroyer escort.

He also served at shore stations in the United States and at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

He served on a destroyer in the Korean War and went to Vietnam twice, first as a staff member of the Military Assistance Command and then as a destroyer escort captain.

His decorations included the Bronze Star, two Joint Service Commendation Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal.

He lived in St. Louis for a time after retiring and did volunteer work at the Scott Air Force Base Medical Center and in the juvenile court system.

His marriage to the former June Elder ended in divorce.

He is survived by three sons, Navy Lt. Stephen Virginius Reynolds of Virginia Beach, Va., Garth Hobart Reynolds of Delta, Pa., and Roy David Reynolds of Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County; his mother, Erminie Reynolds of Arlington, Va.; and a brother, retired Army Lt. Col. Roger Deck Reynolds of Abingdon, Va.

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