CLYMER - Keith L. Reed Jr., 51, formerly of Salamanca, died Friday evening (Sept. 21, 2012) at his home.
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Born June 3, 1961, in Olean, he was a son of Keith Sr. and Shirley Spink Reed of 63 Adams St., Salamanca, 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 from Mansfield University, Pa., one in education and the other in administration. He was also 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, after which he was named assistant high school principal in Horseheads in 2000. In 2005, Mr. Reed became principal for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District in Sherburne. In 2011, he became the superintendent at Clymer Central School, Clymer.
Mr. Reed was a former member of the Rotary Club of Norwich and the First United Methodist Church in Salamanca. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid tennis player and golfer.
Surviving along with his parents are three daughters, Katelynn (William) Olin, Megan Reed and Allison Reed, all of Horseheads; a brother, Kevin (Heather) Reed of Kill Buck; two nieces; four nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Kimberlee Kay Reed Riley, on Nov. 28, 2000.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 28, 2012) in the United Congregational Methodist Church with John Rough officiating.
Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Reed Education Fund, c/o Cattaraugus County Bank, 550 Broad St., Salamanca, NY. Online condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted tofacebook.com/onofh.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Sept. 26, 2012
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