Richard Allen Reynolds: died March 1, 2014.
Richard Allen Reynolds

Born in Detroit on Nov. 29, 1943, Richard Allen Reynolds, who died in the care of his wife Fran Haselsteiner on March 1, lived a life driven by varied passions that ranged from writing and social justice to the French horn, travel, cooking (Italian and Indian were his favorites), Vitabath, and espresso. Reynolds worked for 32 years at Mother Jones, and played in the Berkeley Symphony as well as the Lamplighters Orchestra for more than 30 years.

Read his obituary, written by Deborah Branscum, published in Berkeleyside’s Obituaries section.

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