In Memory of




Obituary for Brian J. Reynolds

Devoted son, beloved husband, enthusiastic gardener with a heart of gold

Brian James Reynolds, age 76, of Little Falls, N.J., passed away on April 16, 2023. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls, N.J. 07424. Kindly gather directly at the Church for the Mass.

Burial will follow at Noon at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W. Stevens Ave., Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532. A luncheon repast will be offered, for those who wish to gather at a nearby restaurant, to exchange reminiscences of Brian. This will be at 1 p.m. at The Cabin Restaurant, 1172 Knollwood Rd., White Plains, N.Y. 10603.

Memories and condolences may be shared on Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home’s website,

A native of the Inwood section of northern Manhattan, NYC, Brian was one of the three sons of Rita and Richard Reynolds, who had emigrated from County Leitrim, Ireland. He grew up in a tightknit neighborhood surrounded by extended family members and friends.

He attended Good Shepherd Elementary School in the neighborhood, La Salle Academy, and Manhattan College. Brian served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years. He worked at the General Motors Corporation for forty years in various departments, primarily in Manhattan, concluding his varied career at GM as a manager in the Treasurer’s Office.

For more than twenty years, Brian, and his wife, Joan, enjoyed summering in Windham, N.Y. along with a bevy of friends. The door was always open for everyone to come and enjoy the country. Every weekend there, Brian maintained his 30 by 20 foot garden filled with vegetables and flowers.

While for most of his life, Brian was a New Yorker, for the last twenty-four years, Brian and Joan have lived in Little Falls, N.J., making new friends and communicating with the old. Brian loved family and friends’ gatherings his entire life. He was a pleasant and generous man.

Brian is survived by his wife, Joan; his brother, Kevin Reynolds; and nieces, Molly Rose Reynolds and Hunter Ellis Reynolds; as well as his brother-in-law, Alan Goldenberg, and wife, Mary; and nephew, William Goldenberg, and wife, Emile. He will be sorely missed by all.

If you are interested in making a donation in Brian’s memory, please donate to: La Salle Academy, 215 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003, Attn: Justin Talavera, Phone number: (212) 475 8940, Ext 204. Brian was a member of the Class of 1964. Please be sure to mention “In Memory of Brian J. Reynolds.”