Edward Reed, Sr.
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Formerly of Norwalk
Ed Reed, 82, of Wellington, Florida, died on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.
Ed was born in Bloomington, Illinois to the late Philip and Loretta Reed. He was the youngest of four children, graduated from Holy Trinity High School, and attended the University of St. Thomas. He was a Korean War veteran. He raised his seven children in Norwalk, CT before relocating to Wellington, FL. Throughout his life, he was an executive in the publishing industry, leading marketing and distribution functions for Fawcett Publications, CBS Publications and Globe Communications.
He was preceded in death by Joan, his loving wife of 54 years. He is survived by his children Loretta Reed of Chicago, IL, Diane (Robert) Niemiec of San Antonio, TX, Edward Reed, Jr. (Gail Barber-Reed) of Norwalk, CT, Matthew Reed of Boynton Beach, FL, Mark Reed of Irvine, CA, Kate Reed (Arlene Kaspik) of Carpentersville, IL, and Maureen (James) Pittman of Greenacres, FL. His surviving grandchildren are Whitney, Kristen, and Jimmy Pittman and Stephanie, Alyssa and Emma Niemiec. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and God, his love of card games, Notre Dame Football, and water aerobics and his passion for golf.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10 am at St. Rita Catholic Church, 13645 Paddock Dr., Wellington, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Rita Forever Young Club or Alzheimer's Community Care, 800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 101-B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Published in The Hour on July 27, 2012