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Bill Reynolds, former mayor, dies at age 81

William W. Reynolds Jr, who served as the mayor of Haddonfield from 1973 to 1977 (and as the commissioner for public works, parks, and property), died on January 4, 2021. He was 81.

In recent years he was resident of Acts Retirement Community in Moorestown (formerly The Evergreens, for which he served as a board member for many years).

Bill Reynolds was born in Haddonfield — literally — in the family home. His father, known as “Bull” Reynolds, was in turn a teacher, the principal of the high school, and the superintendent of the school district.

In addition to serving as an elected official, Bill Reynolds was a member of the Public Library’s board of trustees for 43 years (28 of them as president) and a charter member of The Haddonfield Foundation (25 years as president).

A longtime member of the Rotary Club, he was honored with life membership in 2019.

He was named Haddonfield Citizen of the Year for 1998.

A funeral notice will be published here, when available.

January 6 Update: The date of death was corrected, to January 4, 2021.

January 6 Update: The obituary is here..

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