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LUTON RAYMOND REED - PLANO, Texas - Luton Raymond Reed, of Plano, Texas, died April 25, 2014. The son of the late Luton H. and Teresa Nevins Reed, he was born in Portland, Ore., on May 22, 1926, and lived in Oakland, Calif., Chicago, Ill., Hackensack, N.J., Burlington, Vt., and Manlius, N.Y. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1943, and attended Norwich University before serving in the Central Pacific Theater of Operations aboard the USS ABSD-6 as a US Navy photographer. He is the descendent of the Rev. John Wing of Banbury, England, whose family settled on Cape Cod in 1623. After his Navy service, he attended the University of Vermont and received his BA degree in 1949, and Master of Education degree in 1951. He served as math and science teacher at the Jericho High School from 1950 to 1951. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve in 1948, and served with the 76th Infantry Division prior to re-entering the service in 1951 during the Korean War where he served the 9th Infantry Division and the 24th Infantry Division in Korea and Japan. He was employed as Production Superintendent by Penick and Ford, LTD, Burlington, Vt., and as a science teacher at the Charlotte Valley Central School, Davenport, N.Y., and Whitesboro Central School, Whitesboro, N.Y., prior to entering Syracuse University in 1960, from which he received his Master of Science degree in 1961, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1966. He was Director of the Independent Study Project, Niskayuna, High School, Niskayuna, N.Y., and of the Educational and Cultural Center of Onondaga and Oswego Counties before returning to Syracuse University as Assistant Professor in the School of Education where he served as the Assistant Director of the National Special Media Institute's Instructional Development Project until 1972. He served as Training Specialist with the US Army Reserve, Liverpool, N.Y., and as the Education Specialist with the Syracuse Battalion, US Army Recruiting Command, Syracuse, N.Y., from 1973 until his retirement in 1988. In a parallel career, he served with the 14th Regimental Combat Team Mountain Training Center, US Army, Fort Carson, Colo., the 978th Ordnance Company, USAR, Oneonta, N.Y., the 816th US Army Reserve Station Hospital, Utica, N.Y., the 98th Infantry Division, USAR, Mattydale, N.Y., and the 359th USAR Signal Group, Liverpool, N.Y., prior to his retirement from the US Army in 1986 as Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Signal Corps. He has served as a volunteer Firefighter-EMT with the Manlius, N.Y., Volunteer Fire Department and as Secretary of the Manlius Fire Company since 1986. He also served as the Vice Chair for Disaster Services, Onondaga-Oswego Chapter, American Red Cross and was involved with many national, regional and state disasters as Computer Operations Specialist and Records and Reports Specialist with the Red Cross. Dr. Reed was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Reserve Officers Association, the Retired Officers Association, the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association, the Association of the US Army, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the International Emergency Management Society, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Emergency Technician Society, the National Association of Emergency Room Physicians, the National Association of Notary Publics, the American Radio Relay League and the Liverpool Amateur Radio Club. He was a communicant at St. Ann Catholic Church, Manlius, N.Y., where he was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and served on the Parish Council for many years. He was also a member of Kappa Phi Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa, national education fraternities. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Bertha Pieper of Cazenovia, N.Y.; seven nieces and nephews, William (Carolyn) Stacey of Lexington, S.C., Gail (Brian) Taylor of Cambridge, United Kingdom, James (Krishna) Stacey of Carrollton, Texas, Richard (Kimberly) Stacey of Coppell, Texas, Edwin (Kyle) Stacey of Richardson, Texas, Raymond (Julie) Stacey of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lynn Stacey of Plano, Texas; 16 grandnieces and nephews; seven great-grandnieces and nephews; and many, many close friends. His sisters, Irene Stacey and Mary Sue Reed, preceded him in death. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Richardson, Texas, on April 28, 2014. A ceremony will be held in Manlius, N.Y., at a later date, prior to burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Auburn, N.Y.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 11, 2014
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