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Former Port Angeles resident Edward Howard Reid died on May 24 at the age of 97 in Sequim.
A private family burial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013. A memorial celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bob Reid's home at 505 Glass Road off Mount Pleasant Road in Port Angeles. The service will be open to all family and friends.
Mr. Reid was born in Spokane, Washington, on December 30, 1915, to Charles A. and Lola R. (Collins) Reid.
As a young child, Ed lived in Seattle before moving to Port Angeles at the age of 14. During the Depression, he worked various jobs until finding work for Foss Tugs.
At the age of 25, he was promoted to be one of the youngest captains for Foss Tugs. He worked on the Catherine and Arthur Foss.
During that time, in 1934, he married the love of his life, Pauline Emma Karvellis. In 1940, along with Dalles McElavey, they purchased their own tugboat, the Setrocana — Anacortes spelled backward — which they operated for several years out of the Port Angeles Harbor.
After World War II, Ed purchased the gas station on the corner of First and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles. In 1949, he went to work for Jim Akins Oldsmobile Dealership, which later became Ruddell Oldsmobile Cadillac. Ed was the sales manager for Ruddell until 1968, when he started his own car lot at Eighth and Francis streets.
In 1970, he moved the dealership to its current location at First and Race streets. In 1974, he took on Stan Johnson as a partner and changed the name of the business to Reid and Johnson Motors, now operated by his son, Bob Reid.
Mr. Reid retired in 1982 to enjoy golfing, traveling to Hawaii and drinking coffee with his pals. In 2005, Ed and Pauline moved to Sequim. In his earlier years, Ed enjoyed rollerskating, waterskiing, woodworking and golf. He was a charter member of the Peninsula Golf Club until the age of 85.
Mr. Reid is survived by his wife of 78 years, Pauline; his daughters, Sandra (Alvin) Strutzel, Judith (Jack) Headrick and Mary (Mike) Duncan; son Robert (Kathy) Reid; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Charles and Angus; and sister Virginia McBee.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Sequim Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Clancy and Laurel and Sheri of Home Instead Senior Care.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on May 30, 2013