Columbus, OH — Norman “Peter” Reynolds, 94, of Londonderry, N.H., died peacefully at his home on Dec. 10.
Mr. Reynolds was born in Lebanon, N.H., and lived most of his life in Salem, N.H. He graduated from Woodbury High School in 1945. Peter started his career at Rockingham Park at age 9 and worked his way up to track superintendent. Mr. Reynolds was employed at the racetrack until 1980, when a fire damaged the grandstand. He was also employed as a police officer with the Town of Salem for 17 years. After the fire at the track, Mr. Reynolds worked for Borden Chemical and later for Goundrey Funeral home until the age of 90.
Mr. Reynolds helped with the establishment of Kennedy Memorial Hospital for children. He was also involved with the Rockingham Park Racetrack Ministry, devoting many hours of his time to this cause. He enjoyed his time in the great outdoors tending to his garden or doing yard work. He was a proud member of the VFW auxiliary and Salem Derry Elks Lodge 2226.
He is survived by his son, Lance Reynolds (Susan Donovan); daughter-in-law, Dawn Reynolds; granddaughter Tammi Livingston (Michael); and great-grandsons, Irish, Quinn and Kellen Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Mildred Reynolds; brothers, Albert and Arthur Reynolds; and his beloved wife of 65 years, Kitty Reynolds.