J. Reynolds Service Information & more
MEMORIAL SERVICE - ST. JOSEPH,
VISITATION - Tuesday, January 13 - 6:00 to 8:00PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home
1946 Colhoun Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
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
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.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE ACTUAL
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.
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
Mark J. Reynolds Memorial "Children's First Bike Fund"
...make checks payable to "Mark J. Reynolds Memorial"
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.
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.
Mark's obituary will be in the LA Times. It should be there
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
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".
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.
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.
Thanks to Todd Galati for the updated