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BANGOR - Sheriff Edward J. Reynolds died at a Bangor hospital, Aug. 14, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his devoted and loving family. Born in Bangor, Aug. 17, 1935, he was the son of Edward and Margaret (Kelley) Reynolds. He graduated from John Bapst High School in 1954. He also attended Husson College and graduated from the FBI National Academy. Ed began his law enforcement career with the Bangor Police Department in 1960, retiring with the rank of lieutenant after 22 years of service, and has served as sheriff of Penobscot County since January of 1985. He was a member of the Association of Lions Clubs, Rising Virtue Lodge No. 10 AF & AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies and Anah Temple Shrine, Maine Sheriff's Association (president, 1993 and 1994), National Sheriff's Association, Maine Chiefs of Police Association and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Advisory Board. He was also a dedicated Red Sox fan, an avid golfer and member of the Hermon Meadows Golf Club. Ed was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Ed is survived by his loving partner and best friend of 20 years, Sandra Corbin; daughter, Suzanne Reynolds and her son, Griffin Matthew of Dover, N.H.; two sons, Thomas Reynolds of Auburn, Edward J. Reynolds Jr., his fianc‚e, Cherie Asselin of Auburn, and his sons, Nicholas James and Nathan John. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Reynolds and his companion, Rachel Leadbetter of Bangor; two sisters, Carolyn and husband, John Foley of Bangor, Margaret "Peggy" and husband, Gary Runnells of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; and a very special aunt, Louise and her husband, Robert Viola of Stoughton, Mass. Edward's extended loving family includes Janet Smith of Veazie; Sherry and her husband, Michael Dalton and children, Erin, Molly, Hannah and Katherine of Brewer; Chris Corbin and his wife, Erin and children, Zachary and Abby of North Berwick. Ed will be remembered by closest and best friends, Glenn and Trudy Wilson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. He will be dearly missed by his faithful companion, Toby. He was predeceased by his father in 1967 and mother in 2000.

Friends and relatives may call 12-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Frank J. Murray, pastor, presider. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Camp Postcard, care of Volunteers of American, Attn: Glenn Michaels, 14 Maine St., Suite 205, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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