David Paul Reyno

October 8, 1960 ~ February 22, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old



David P. Reyno

October 8th, 1960 – February 22nd, 2023


David Paul Reyno was born on October 8th, 1960, in Mankato, Minnesota to Sharon Reyno (nee Arenson) and E. Richard Reyno. A sister, Michele, was born in 1962. After his father found a job with Douglas Aircraft, the family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963, and then to Costa Mesa, CA, in 1975.

David attended Estancia High School, graduating in 1978. Keenly interested in politics, David interned for a US Congress Member in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating in 1983, he spent six weeks touring Europe.

David’s political interests and analytical and management skills helped him build a career starting as an underwriter, and then working as legislative liaison and specialist in governmental relations at Safeco Insurance. His next role was as the Director of Government Relations at Foothill Transit, in West Covina, CA where he worked for over 15 years. He was involved in local government throughout his career, serving as the Director of the West Covina Chamber of Commerce, the Director of the San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network, Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and as the City of Irvine Finance Commissioner.

His service extended beyond the public sector: he was also involved with charitable organizations including Insuring the Children, a non-profit for prevention and awareness of child abuse, where he was treasurer and secretary, and Young Professionals Against Cancer, a branch of the American Cancer Society, where he served as president.

In 2001, David and Susan Reyno (nee Kish) welcomed their son Maximilian (Max) David Reyno into the world. David met Susie at Mariners Church, which he attended regularly.

David loved sports. He was on the track team in high school, and as an adult ran 5ks and played golf with a group from Foothill Transit, even getting a hole-in-one! His Minnesotan roots made him a lifelong Vikings fan and he nurtured his son’s love of basketball.

David died February 22nd, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father "Rick" Reyno, and is survived by his son Max, his sister Shelly, his mother Sharon, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and many friends.


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