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Mark J. Reynolds Service Information & more

MEMORIAL SERVICE - ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI

VISITATION - Tuesday, January 13 - 6:00 to 8:00PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home
1946 Colhoun Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
816-232-3366

FUNERAL - Wednesday, January 14 - 1:00PM
Wyatt Park Baptist Church
St. Joseph, MO

MARK'S FAMILY WELCOMES ANYONE WHO CAN MAKE THE TRIP TO MISSOURI TO PLEASE ATTEND.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO FLY OUT TO THE FUNERAL, PLEASE LET TODD GALATI KNOW ASAP SO HE CAN GIVE YOU ANN MARIE'S PHONE NUMBER.  THERE ARE SPECIAL RATES SET UP FOR PEOPLE ATTENDING THE SERVICES AT THE DRURY INN IN ST. JOSEPH, BUT ANN MARIE NEEDS TO KNOW YOU ARE COMING SO SHE CAN GIVE IT TO THE HOTEL.

ALSO...IF YOU ARE ATTENDING, ANN MARIE WILL BE READING NOTES FROM FRIENDS WHO COULD NOT ATTEND AND WOULD LIKE OTHER FRIENDS WHO DO ATTEND TO HELP WITH THE READINGS.

...If you are flying to the service, be sure to check with the airlines about specials for bereavement.  I understand that they will do things like this, and this story has been on the national news so they should know about it.

A note about the funeral...There will be photos, jerseys, awards, etc. of Mark's displayed.  One of Mark's friends and riding buddies from Texas (Anthony) will ride Mark's old Barracuda mountain bike behind the Hearse from the church to the burial site in honor of Mark.  I really like this.
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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE ACTUAL CEREMONY

Sharon Richards at OMS Sports is arranging a ceremony that will take place somewhere in the Carlsbad, Temecula, southern Orange County region.  Location is still being scheduled.  The ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 15 at around 3:00 or 4:00PM.  I will forward the specifics once they are available.
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DONATIONS

If you have read any of the stories, you now know that Mark collected money from fellow cyclists each year and used it to buy new bikes and helmets for kids whose families could not afford them.  He would work with local churches to find the families and take the bikes out to the kids.  He said it was the greatest thing to see the kids' faces when they got the bikes.  I'm sure many of you can think fondly back on your first bike, so you know how true this is.  Mark's family has set up a non-profit fund to continue this tradition...it is called the Mark J. Reynolds Memorial "Children's First Bike Fund".  They ask that in lieu of everyone sending flowers, that you send donations to the fund.  Here's the information...

Mark J. Reynolds Memorial "Children's First Bike Fund"

...make checks payable to "Mark J. Reynolds Memorial"

Mail to...

Nodaway Valley Bank
4001 North Belt Hwy
St. Joseph, MO 64506
attn: Pat Clark (Mark J. Reynolds Memorial)

...please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who is interested in donating.
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WHITING RANCH MEMORIAL RIDE

We are planning to do a ride at Whiting Ranch in Mark's honor.  We are also going to place a bench, plaque, stone, plant a tree, or something in Mark's honor.  Mark's parents and Ann Marie will be in the area the weekend of January 31-February 1.  Therefore this ride will take place on Sunday, February 1 so his parents can see just how many lives Mark touched here in So. California.  The time is TBD, as I am waiting to hear whether a morning or afternoon time works better for Mark's family.  I'll send details as soon as I have them.
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OBITUARY

Mark's obituary will be in the LA Times.  It should be there tomorrow.
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HONORING MARK

There are stories on many websites, stories in papers, national and local news.  Last night in Orange County, Mark's neighbors at his apartment complex held a candle light vigil in his honor.  When I talked with Ann Marie, she said that Insider Edition had been there for the past 1-1/2 hours and was going to air a story on Mark's life tonight...check for times on CBS.  People Magazine is also going to do a story on Mark.  NOTE...Insider Edition also donated $1,000 to the Mark J. Reynolds Memorial "Children's First Bicycle Fund".

Many of the websites that have stories about Mark up (Celo Pacific, VeloNews, CTS, OMS Sports, etc.) will be posting the information about the "Children's First Bicycle Fund".
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TRIBUTES AT WHITING RANCH

Our good friend and teammate, Melissa Fletcher, made a mountain bike tire wreathe with flowers attached and tied it to the gate at Whiting Ranch.  She also included a card that said "Good bye, Mark J.  We miss you.  Love, your teammates."  There are also other flowers there at the gate in Mark's honor.
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ANNE HJELLE FUND INFO

Anne was attacked after Mark, but fortunately survived with the aid of her friend and other mtn bikers. She is still in recovery and in fair condition; however, she is under-insured for medical expenses. If you'd like to help:

Checks can be written to "24 Hour Fitness Anne Hjelle Fund" and dropped off at any Wells Fargo Bank or 24 Hour Fitness. There is a hot line setup that is 949-364-1400 x7548 that will have updates on Anne Hjelle.
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Thanks to Todd Galati for the updated information.