Farewell to Steve Reynolds

By | September 27, 2010

For years, Steve Reynolds donated his time and energy to raise funds for his favorite charity – LIVESTRONG. Every year, Steve and colleagues would participate in a 100 mile bike ride to raise funds for those afflicted by cancer and awareness of the challenges they face with rising medical costs.  In June he found himself facing a grim diagnosis: stage 4 colon cancer.  On Wednesday of last week, Steve succumbed to the disease.

Steve was a senior analyst at Lyra responsible for Lyra’s analysis of office copier/MFP and production-level devices and markets as well as the managed document services sector. He was a major contributor to Lyra’s Hard Copy Industry Advisory Service (IAS), Commercial Ink Jet Printing Advisory Service (CIJ), and Managed Document Advisory Service (MDS). With more than 20 years of market research experience in the information technology and printer industries, Steve was well known and well respected in the industry.

Friends and colleagues have joined together to organize a LIVESTRONG fundraiser and celebration of his life on October 2nd in Chicago. Activities are as follows:

4:30 PM

1.5 mile walk begins at House of Blues – 329 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60654

7 – 10 PM

Reception & Dinner Buffet – D4 Irish Pub & Café The Streeter – 345 E. Ohio Street Chicago, IL 64106

Everyone is welcome to join the dinner regardless of whether they participated in the walk. An RSVP and a $25 minimum contribution to LIVESTRONG are requested.

Please RSVP to event organizers:

Jan Daley-Austin (310) 782-6640  Jan@analystadvisors.com

Pete Basiliere (603) 672-2347  Pete.Basiliere@gartner.com

Lyra has also established a fund to benefit the Reynolds family following Steve’s battle with cancer. Donations will be accepted at the event. Please also share your memories of Steve.

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4 thoughts on “Farewell to Steve Reynolds

  1. Randy Davidson

    Sometimes we lose good people to other industries, but in this case we lost a good person to a disease. Steve was a very kind man and widely respected. Elizabeth, where can those that can not go to the events you mentioned send a donation?

  2. Elizabeth Gooding Post author

    For those that can’t attend the memorial event – donations can be made to Livestrong at http://www.livestrong.org or by clicking on one of the LIVESTRONG links in the posts above. This is an IRS recognized charity and donations are tax deductible.

    If you want to put your donation to direct use, Lyra Research has established a fund to help the Reynold’s family following Steve’s very costly medical treatments. Checks made payable to Tracy Reynolds can be sent in care of Lyra Research, Inc. P.O. Box 9143, Newtonville, MA 02460-9143. Please note that donations to this fund are NOT tax-deductible, but donations of any amount will surely be welcome in this circumstance.

  3. Andy Slawetsky

    I attended a memorial service for Steve yesterday. It was at a beautiful art gallery in Hamilton Ontario. Wonderful eulogies describing a man whose life was cut way too short. They had a table set up in the back with some very good scotch and it was great to see people have a final drink with a true friend. I’ve posted some pictures of Steve on http://www.industryanalysts.com (on the home page), I’ll keep them up for a few weeks.

  4. Andrew Gordon

    Andy, those are great images! The scotch was great last night. It was very comforting to see so many of his friends attending the memorial service. He was a great analyst, a true friend, and a good human being. He will be missed.

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