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Charles William "Chas" Reed


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charles William "Chas" Reed Obituary
Charles "Chas" William Reed
Resident of Los Gatos
Charles "Chas" William Reed, loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on June 1, 2014 in Los Gatos CA at the age of 90. Born on August 25, 1923 in Spokane, WA, he was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Reed, brother to Mary E. Hopkins Salisbury and John M. Reed, all deceased. Chas served in the Navy in the South Pacific in World War II and settled in San Francisco, CA after the war. He married Margaret "Peg" Toepel in 1947. In 1952 he relocated from San Francisco to the Santa Clara Valley and established a successful jewelry and watch repair business, Chas W. Reed Jewelers, in downtown Santa Clara. After selling the business, Chas attended Santa Clara University, graduating in 1959 magna cum laude with a degree in business and accounting and established a CPA firm in Santa Clara specializing in consulting and tax services for general contractors. In 1970 he began a successful real estate career as a residential land developer, broker and investor that lasted over 40 years. Chas is survived by his loving wife of 67 years and their four children: Lydia Franzese (Stephen), William Reed, Veronica Miller (Michael) and Christopher Reed (Mary) and eight grandchildren. He will be missed by his loved ones and many friends. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos, CA) on June 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Chas' name to Sacred Heart Community Service (http://www.sacredheartcs.org/donate/online).

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 15, 2014
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