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Reed Leighton Colegrove

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EAST DORSET -- Reed Leighton Colegrove, 83, of East Dorset, passed away peacefully at his home on June 20, 2006. He was born on Nov. 21, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Ernest and Ruth (Reed) Colegrove.

He married Mary Griscom on Oct. 2, 1942 in Moorestown, N.J. Mrs. Colegrove passed away on March 22, 2001. Mr. Colegrove was 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Colegrove was a certified public accountant and was a partner with Coopers and Lybrand, which later became Price Waterhouse Coopers. He was a member of the Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester. He was an avid skier and enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Barbara Colegrove of East Hampton, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kit and Fred Eshelman; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A sister, Helen Nesbitt, preceded him in death.

Burial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.

Brewster Funeral Service Manchester Center is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ekwanok Scholarship Fund or the Manchester Rescue Squad, c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255.

To send e-mail condolences to the family, please visit http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on June 24, 2006
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