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Joy Kolehmainen Reynolds ’66

Joy, who spent 30 years as an industrial relations specialist with the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Management Relations, died June 16, 2019.

A political science major at Swarthmore, Joy made such an impression that the department chair recommended her for a Labor position previously held by a lawyer. Fluent in Finnish, the language of her grandparents, Joy was also a talented cook and jewelry maker, a passionate letter-to-the-editor writer, and a voracious reader.

“Joy’s name reflected her outlook on life,” loved ones wrote. “She found joy in the simple things, in her generosity toward others with time, interest and gifts, and in truly making the effort to genuinely know people.”

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