William J. Reynolds

William J. Reynolds 75, passed away at home with his family on Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born in Albany, NY on September 8, 1945 to Claude and Eleanor Reynolds. He proudly served as a Seabee in the United States Navy and did a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Bill grew up in Slingerlands and served many years as a volunteer in the Slingerlands Fire Department. Bill’s fire department activities in firefighting competitions led him to meet his soon to be wife Barbara and they eventually settled in Charlton where they raised their family. Bill and his wife owned and operated the West Milton Country Store for several years. Bill also worked at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab for 30 years as both a firefighter/officer and a safety specialist, retiring in 2006.

He was a member of the Harmony Corners Fire Department where he was a commissioner and past fire chief dedicating over 40 years of service to the community. When he wasn’t at the Fire Department, Bill could be found out on the golf course, playing the game he loved.

Bill is survived by his wife Barbara; sons David and James; grandson Andrew; brother Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Burial with military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Harmony Corners Fire Department or Rubin Dialysis Center.

Guest Book

Diane Palmateer

Please know that out thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy, Mike and Diane Palmateer

John and Bunny Shea

Sorry to hear that he passed away. Remember his philosophy. Good things come slow. Always thinking of him. Love, John and Bunny

Sue Spain

Barb, Dave and Family, I was so sad to hear of Willies passing he was a very kind man and I will miss him dearly. My sympathies and prayers to you both and your Family.


Sue Spain

Tim Thomas

Barb, David, James
I am very saddened by the loss of your husband and dad. Every now and then we have the honor of meeting someone in our lives that simply makes life a little bit better...and Bill was one of those guys! If not for him I would not have had the career I enjoyed at KAPL, he hired me.. I had known him for years through the Fire Dept and responding to alarms at the store when I was a deputy sheriff. We enjoyed many a laugh together...some at my expense and some at his. We also shared many thoughts on God, country and family. A wise man in many ways and willing to share with those who would listen. And a man devoted to the family he loved and wasn't afraid to brag on.. He loves you all.... May God Bless you all.. Tim

Phil & Becky Mueller

Our sincere and deepest condolences on the passing of Bill. He was a great guy who always would ask about how our family was doing. I've seldom met a more positive individual than Bill. Even when he was going through tough times himself, he would always ask how we were and seemed much more interested in that. He would also share how proud he was of his kids whenever he had the chance. We both enjoyed working with Bill at the Kesselring Site for many years and will miss him greatly.

Arleen Kelley

I worked with Bill for many years at the Kesselring Site. He was always seen with a smile on his face ready for a good conversation. My condolences to his family. He will always be remembered as a kind, good hearted guy. R.I.P. Bill and thank you for your many years of services in the military and fire departments.

Sall Chamberlain

I worked with Bill at the site. He was a kind and caring person. Andrew was his pride and joy. May he rest in peace.


Heaven gained a great angel that's one thing for sure. You have been in my life for as long as I can remember, your smile, and how you used to laugh at Dave and I when we would bicker back and fourth, or the stories we would sit and tell each other every time we got to talk. You were like a dad to me and I'm forever grateful for you.
Sending my love, condolences and healing prayers to the family.
Much Love,

Jeanne Nicholson

My heart goes out to you. You and the boys give each a big hug in memory of Bill for me. Jeanne N

Melissa Jones

Barb, David, Jim, Andrew and family, my deepest condolences on Willie's passing, my heart goes out to you all. He had the best smile and laugh. Sending much love.

Susan Nicholson-Banco

I was sad to hear and read Billy passed away. I so remember him, Tommy, Uncle Claude and Aunt Rudy. I spent a lot of time visiting them when they lived in Slingerlands, when I was younger. I have such fond memories of him. He was my great cousin though my father Elwood Nicholson Jr. Again please except my condolences with fond memories of Billy.

Kim Yerdon

Dave, Maggie and family,

So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He was a great guy. Sending our sympathy, love and hugs.

Kim and George Yerdon

Ardella (Del) Hutchins

Barbara, David and Jimmy I was so sorry here of Bill's passing. Please know my thoughts are with you.

Linda & Joe Green

So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was such a great guy, so kind and generous. Joe and Bill shared a lot of great stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.