Kenneth O. Reed

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June 15, 2014

Kenneth O. Reed, 86, of Mauch Chunk Street, Tamaqua, died Sunday at Coaldale.

Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Oliver and Edna Heisler Reed.

He was the husband of Mary E. Derr Reed.

He was a 1945 graduate of Tamaqua High School and was employed by Atlas and ICI, Reynolds, for 43 years.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

Kenneth was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tamaqua, American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173, Tamaqua, for more than 50 years, Masonic Lodge 238, Tamaqua and a life member of American Hose Company, Tamaqua.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Carl, Harold, Evelyn, Betty and Mabel.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, David M. Reed and his wife, Nancy, Andreas; daughters, Karen Reed, Tamaqua, and Kim Anderson and her husband, Tom, Fogelsville; grandchildren, Kristen, Kristopher, Jason, Zachary, Rachel and Evan; three great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Reed, Sacramento, Calif.; and sister, Jean Reed, Pasadena, Calif.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, with the Rev. Susan E. Daniels officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, West Broad Street, Tamaqua. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 124 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online guest registry:

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500 East Broad Street Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 668-0390
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Published in Republican & Herald on June 17, 2014
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