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REITER, EDWARD PAUL, 72, known to his friends and family as Ned, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010 of natural causes.

He was a graduate of Saint Bonaventure and Kansas University. Ned, had made his home in Louisville, since 1975. As a life-long advocate of the visual and performing arts and a true believer of equal rights, Ned was a dedicated member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Ned departs as father to Justin Reiter of Annapolis, MD; Katherine Eriksen of Lincoln, NE and grandfather to Jack Ericksen of Lincoln, NE.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 841 S. 4th St. Pearson's entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ned's name may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church.

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Published in Courier-Journal on Mar. 14, 2010.
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March 27, 2010
Even though I worked with Ned only for a short time, he made a lasting impression. A particularly memorable thing about him was his knowledge of the saints, which struck me because in my life only my aunts had that kind of knowledge (they are/were Catholic sisters).
Greg Miller-Breetz
March 26, 2010
Dear Justin and Kate,
Like Catherine and Mary, my daughters, I was both shocked and saddened to hear that your dad had died. I have so many fond memories of your dad. We not only attended Calvary together, but also rode the bus to work together. He was so proud of both of you and loved to talk about your accomplishments. Because we moved to Sarasota Florida in 1997 I only saw Ned when we came back for visits. It was always a joy to touch base with him and catch up on the two of you. I hadn't seen him for several years and just recently heard that he was in poor health, so his death was not only a shock, but a profound sense of sadness and loss. His wonderful sense of humor as well as his dedication to not just the church, but Calvary will be missed. He was a wonderful friend not only to my parents, Judy and Henry Chambers, but also to my two daughters,as well as me. Please know I send you my love as well as my prayers during this time and please know your father was both loved and respected by so many people. He will be missed.

Betsy Chambers Shindlebower
Betsy Shindlebower
March 21, 2010
Dear Justin and Kate,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ned's death, and have been struggling all week to find the words to express my sentiments. As Mary descibed, Ned was close to our grandparents, and that relationship made us feel closer to him. Every time I came to town and visited Calvary with my family, I always made a point of catching up with Ned. He took great pride in sharing all the things you were doing, and would listen to stories from my work too. I remember seeing him in church trying to maintain his composure as something would strike him as amusing. He would get that little grin on his face and try not to laugh. Visiting Calvary in the future will not be the same. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you will take comfort from the support of your friends and family. All the best to you both--
Catherine Warner
March 18, 2010
Dear Justin,

I admired and respected your Father growing up at Calvary Episcopal Church. He and my grandmother, Judy Chambers, were close friends and he use to share funny stories with me. After my grandparents had passed, Ned would always contribute flowers every year in their name. I was always so touched by his thoughtfulness. I chose your dad to read at my wedding because of his strong faith and dedication to Calvary. He recruited me as a Eucharistic Minister which was such an honor and he was a great mentor. Your father was such a beloved man with a wonderful sense of humor and a role model based on his strength and wisdom which was inspirational. I will miss him dearly but know he will always be with us. Your family will be kept in our prayers, Mary Warner Fewell
Mary Fewell
March 16, 2010
Dear Justin and Kate,
We send you our deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful man. I am JoRita's brother. I'll remember your father
in my prayers.
Dom and Judie Latella
March 16, 2010
Even though Page and I were never able to meet your father, we see his kindness and his beautiful soul as it is reflected in his son. You have told us many times how important, how pivotal he was in your life; how he helped guide you so that you were able to become the man you are today. His good work, his kind heart, his humor, his grace and his understanding are just some of the qualities he gave you. So, while we were unfortunate in not being able to meet the person, we are most lucky to be able to see the influence this wonderful man had on his son.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Kim this day and always and you have our deepest sympathy in this time of tremendous loss.
Take care and be safe in your travel back home.
Your friends always,
Stan and Page Pendergrass
Stan and Page Pendergrass
March 15, 2010
Dear Justin and Kate,
I worked with your Dad for a number of years. What a kind and gentle soul he was. May God bless Ned, and may He give you comfort as you deal with your loss.
Sheri Yager
March 14, 2010
We send our loving embraces to you, Kate and Justin, at this time. May flights of angels carry dear Ned to his heavenly rest.

Francis and Buzz
March 14, 2010
Dear Justin and Kate, Your Dad was my best friend and confidante for 30 years. Recently we had an email exchange that expresses well one of the ways he encouraged and strengthened me in my life, which I think many others experienced from him as well.
I sent him a passage written by Henri Nouwen: "I am increasingly aware of how much we fearful, anxious, insecure human beings are in need of a blessing...We all need each other's blessings...To give a blessing is to affirm, to say 'yes' to a person's Belovedness...A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls forth his or her Belovedness."
I don't recall your Dad often saying "Bless you," but he had a gift for seeing under the surface of a situation and addressing the deeper truth, in both words and actions. He continually called me to live into my better self.
He taught me not to be afraid to really love God and to believe I was beloved of God. I knew him as a quiet, gentle man with strong informed opinions, tough-minded and straight-talking, sensitive, generous, and affirming in a way that changed my life. He lived what he believed.
His reply to the Nouwen passage was: "It does really accord with something I fully believe, and which I try to convince others of--'A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls forth his or her Belovedness'."
Ned opened The Song of Songs to me, and I truly think God was Ned's Beloved. He is with his Beloved now.
Justin and Kate, my love and prayers continue to be with you and your loved ones, Ann Prentice, OSH
Ann Prentice
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