Ernest J. Reed

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  • "I am so sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort..."
    - Pat
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Anna Reed
  • - Karen Bruce
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    - Lindsay Reed
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    - Owen, Dawn, Bridget, and Becca Rosensteel
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Ernest James Reed, 79, of Fairfield, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 16, 1933, in Flat Top, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lawson and Almeda Lilly Reed. He was the husband of Kathleen L. Wilde Reed, whom he married June 9, 1990.

He retired in 1990 from the Continental Can Company where he worked as a machinist. He was an active member of the Church of the Open Door. He liked hunting, and working on and rebuilding old cars.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Calvin W. Reed, of Westminster, Bruce E. Reed, of New Windsor, Spencer J. Reed, of Doraville, Ga., Ernest L. Reed, of Plantation, Fla., and Christopher Hess, of Waynesboro, Pa; a sister, Mary Ellen Teaster, of Beckley, W.Va.; a brother-in-law, Frank Wilde, of Watertown, N.Y.; grandchildren Robert, Lisa and Lindsay Reed, Tiffany Hatcher and Lauren Hess; and great-grandchildren Kaylee and Edward Hatcher.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

Visitation will also be held from noon until the time of service, 1 p.m. Friday, Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, with the Rev. Norris E. Belcher Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to a local .

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 4, 2012
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