Keith L. Reed Jr.

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Reed, Keith L., Jr.

Clymer, NY: Keith L. Reed Jr., age 51, of Clymer, NY, formerly of Salamanca, NY, died Friday evening, September 21, 2012, at his home. Born June 3, 1961 in Olean, NY, he was the son of Keith Sr. and Shirley Spink Reed, of 63 Adams Street, Salamanca, NY, who survive. Mr. Reed was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1979. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and two master's degrees, one in education, and the other in administration from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. He was enrolled in the Superintendent Development Program through Oswego State University. He began his career in 1984 as a business and distributive education teacher at Horseheads Central School. He became the intervention specialist for Horseheads High School in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed assistant principal at Campbell Savona Middle/High School, and then assistant high school principal in Horseheads in 2000. In 2005, Mr. Reed became principal for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District in Sherburne, NY. In 2011, he became the superintendent at Clymer Central Schools, Clymer, NY. Mr. Reed was a former member of the Rotary Club, Norwich, NY and of the 1st United Methodist Church in Salamanca, NY. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid tennis and golf player. Surviving besides his parents are: 3 daughters, Katelynn (William) Olin, Megan Reed, Allison Reed, all of Horseheads, NY; 1 brother, Kevin (Heather) Reed, Killbuck, NY; 2 nieces, 4 nephews, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Kimberlee Kay Reed Riley on November 28, 2000. Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 7 - 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday in the United Congregational Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with John Rough officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Reed Education Fund c/o Cattaraugus County Bank, 550 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY. E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.

Published in Star-Gazette on Sept. 26, 2012
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