Patricia M. Reynolds, White House volunteer

November 8, 2012

Patricia M. Reynolds, 81, who volunteered in the White House’s correspondence and presidential greetings office for 18 years, during the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, died Oct. 29 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

She had pulmonary disease, her daughter Kathleen Haber said.

Patricia Ann Massing was born in Washington. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington before receiving a bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Maryland in 1953.

She lived in Maryland for 50 years, most recently at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring, where she served on several resident committees.

Mrs. Reynolds was a past American Red Cross volunteer and had held leadership positions with gardening, women’s and Republican clubs in Maryland.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joseph C. Reynolds of Silver Spring; six children, Kathleen Haber of Silver Spring, Janet Matijkiw of Great Falls. Robert Reynolds of Ijamsville, Stephen Reynolds of Hagerstown, Md., Thomas Reynolds of Dayton and Christine Shows of Phoenix; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer

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