REED Jennifer Gatterdam Reed, age 64 of Upper Arlington, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 13, 2012. She was born February 4, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Marcele and Garland "Gillie" Gills and twin brother John Gatterdam. Jenny is survived by her beloved niece, Ashley (Marc) Amster; newborn great-nephew, John; beloved sister-in-law, Helen Gatterdam; longtime companion, John Nemcek; and many dear friends. She was a 1966 graduate of Whetstone High School and received a Bachelor's degree in Education from The Ohio State University. Jenny had a love of antiques and was an avid supporter of Columbus' local artists. Memorial Service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, where friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Glenn Schwerdtfeger officiating. The family would like to extend their gratitude to John Nemcek, and Jenny's many supportive and caring friends. Those who wish may contribute to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital for Leukemia research, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218, in Jennifer's memory. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or condolences to her family.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2012