Icsan Reynolds

Port Orchard, Washington – Icsan was a complicated man who loved his family deeply and reveled in eccentricity. His extended family and friends fondly remember Big Mac overalls, flannel shirts, red socks, and Birkenstocks; his gifted storytelling (tall tales and otherwise); his tongue-in-cheek propensity for “nice things.” They also remember his generosity and dedication to serving others. In the 1960s, he worked with other volunteers to improve living conditions for sharecroppers in Alabama. In the 1970s, he organized his Palo Alto community to sponsor a group of Vietnamese refugees. In 1983, he launched the Bellingham Community Meal Program, which still continues to serve monthly meals to the local community. He took pride in his work (20 years as a technical writer in the aerospace industry; 20 years as a school custodian). He enjoyed various outdoor activities (camping, gardening, fishing, crabbing), and playing backgammon and poker. For many years, he was an active member at Assumption Church and in Subud, a spiritual association he joined in 1969. Before his long health decline, Icsan lived a full life on his own terms. He was loved.

Icsan was born September 8, 1938, in Oil City, PA, to Howard and Geraldine (Rapp) Reynolds. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roosmiwati Reynolds; children, Dahliani (Brian) Temte and Maya (Matthew) Weaver; and grandchildren, Leana and Beth Weaver.

He is also survived by his brother David (Ellen) Reynolds, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents, and his stepmother, Eulah Reynolds.

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Published by Bellingham Herald on May 26, 2024.
Icsan Reynolds – September 8, 1938 – May 19, 2024