Skip Reynolds, Bunny's owner, dies at 79

Courtesy photo Skip "Bunny" Reynolds, left, owner-operator of the former "Bunny's Creemee Freeze" on Route 41, died last week. He is pictured here with the Easter Bunny, his wife Barbara, and his son Mike.

By Chris Barber

Maurice'Skip'Reynolds died on April 8 at 79 in Jennersville Regional Hospital.

He will be remembered as a longtime member and treasurer of the Kennett School Board, but even more so for his famous ice cream parlor and snack shop on Route 41 in New Garden known as Bunny's Cree Mee Freeze.

Most people just called it Bunny's, and they knew where to find it by the big sign that said, 'Hey, Pop, Stop at Bunny's.'

He had wonderful hamburgers, and unforgettable milkshakes. But, most of all, he had a unique, down-home personality that belied a clear and intelligent brain within.

It was no accident that he maintained the reins on the money at the Kennett School Board for the better part of 20 years.

Even after Superintendent Larry Bosley retired in 1999, he kept in touch with Reynolds and they worked together on many business and real estate ventures.

'He was an absolutely outstanding person and a superb human being. He was smart, kind and generous, that's why so many people enjoyed being around him,' Bosley said.

He added that Reynolds was a great and valuable addition to the school board. 'He was really smart and had good judgment. He was fair and child-oriented. He looked at things from the perspective of what was right and wrong.'

Reynolds was the husband of Barbara Grey Reynolds, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, the son of the late Maurice and Helena Zimmerman Reynolds, and the father of Mike Reynolds.

He attended the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mendenhall and was a member of the New London Gun Club, the Kennett Masonic Lodge No. 475, the London Grove Grange and a lifetime member of the Avondale Fire Company. He enjoyed travelling, going to the mountains, working with kids and being with his family and friends.

His funeral service was Tuesday morning in Kennett Square.

In memory of Skip, a contribution may be made to the Avon Grove Lions Club, For the TCHS Scholarship Fund, 600 Baker Station Road, West Grove, PA 19390

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