EASTON — Reynolds Somers died on June 9, 2013, at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was born in Paterson, N.J., on Oct. 9, 1927, to Eleanor Reynolds Somers and Ralph Charles Jordan Somers. Reyn graduated from Amherst College in 1949, where he lettered in football, baseball, wrestling and track. He served in the army during World War II and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. He also fought in the Korean War, where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean ribbon with four bronze stars, the Korean Presidential Citation and the United Nations Medal.
He married Arden Weyde on June 14, 1952, and they settled in Wyckoff, N.J., later moving to Saddle River, N.J., and then to Hohokus, N.J. He was an executive salesman in the textile industry for 40 years in New York City, retiring in 1989. In 1991, he and his wife, Arden, bought property in Easton and built their dream home. He and his wife also loved the shore and owned a house in Harvey Cedars, N.J., for almost 40 years, where they enjoyed the beach and boating.
Reyn will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a lover of the arts and for many years, was an actor with the Village Players in Bergen County, N.J., and a member of the Art Academy of Easton. His hobbies included photography and drawing. He also enjoyed golf and was a member of the Talbot Country Club and Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club.
Reyn was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Arden, who passed on May 19, 2013. He is survived by his children, Carrie McCrudden of Mountain Lakes, N.J., and Stuart Somers of Ocean Pines; his grandchildren, Kristin Pacio, Lindsay Potdevin, Nicole Potdevin, Reyn Somers and Emily Somers; and his great-grandaughter, Annabel Pacio.
Friends may call at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 200 S. Harrison St., Easton, on Friday, June 14, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.