“Tom helped me thru one of the hardest times in my life. And I will never forget his kindness ! He was one of a kind !!! Rock on my friend !
“I worked with Tom many years ago at the Contra Costa Times, and we also took part in fantasy baseball and football leagues together. He was a friend, a great guy, funny, sensitive and also a talented writer. R.I.P., Tom
“I was an incredible man !! And I am thankful to have had the honor to know him !!!!
“Tom's smile and easygoing nature will be missed by myself and many others.Zach,Mr. Reed,and Jude I am praying for you all in this difficult time.Tom I hope you are in a better place brother,I am just sad you went so soon.It was cool seeing you at Shoreline with Lisa 4 years ago for The Dead,and after the first set you said your life flashed before your eyes of the last 40 years of your life! The Grateful Dead were so cool,thank you for expanding my knowledge of them with your presence,stories...
“To Zach, I am so sorry you have to go through this pain of loosing your dad. My heart goes out to you and the rest of the family. I love you always, know that your dad is in a better place now. Sharon Cazier
“May your family draw comfort from a warm promise from God found at Isaiah 65:17.
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Thomas Anthony Reed, Jr.Aug. 7, 1956 - Oct. 18, 2013Formerly of Pleasant HillTom was an avid 49ers and Giants fan. He covered sports for the Contra Costa Times and worked in the ticket office of the Grateful Dead. He ran marathons, graduated from JFK and his favorite thing to do was play baseball...Read More