Joel R. Reed
Koch Funeral Home - State College
2401 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA
Joel Rodney Reed January 7, 1976 June 22, 2015 Joel Rodney Reed, 39, of Port Matilda, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, in State College. Born January 7, 1976, at Chambersburg Hospital, he was the son of Jay R. and Joanie L. Plank Reed, of McVeytown. On July 9, 2011, at the Penn State Arboretum he married the former Deanne Cae Boonie who survives at home along with their two sons, Ethan Jay Reed and Holden Glenn Reed, both at home; also surviving, one sister, Julie M. Reed, of McVeytown; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Barry and Brenda Boonie, of Warriors Mark; a brother-in-law, Justin Boonie and his wife, Tiffany, of Warriors Mark; and one niece, Calgary Boonie, of Warriors Mark. Joel was a 1994 graduate of Mount Union High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Information Technology from Juniata College in 1998. Joel worked at Penn State University; where he worked as an assistant manager in Information Technology of the Department of Educational Equity. He was the owner and operator of Xtreme Ridez LLC, a custom window tinting business. Joel attended State College Alliance Church. He enjoyed shooting and collecting guns and was talented in customizing cars. Joel lived for his family, loved his boys and the way that they loved him. He valued his friendships and would do anything for anyone. Friends will be received at the State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Rd., State College on Friday June 26, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the church at 1:00 p.m. with the Pastor Neil Breneman officiating. Private burial will follow in Grays Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ethan and Holden Reed Children's Fund: National Penn Bank (Attn: Darlene Allegretto), 1300 North Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at or visit us on Facebook.
Published by Centre Daily Times on Jun. 25, 2015.
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Joel, today, like many days, I am thinking about you.

As I have said many times now... Joel, my oldest "car friend" I have known you since I was 14 and just getting into cars as a hobby. Now at the age of 24 I can confidently say that if it wasn't for meeting you I would not be where I am today in the automotive field of which I made a career and a passion. Words can not describe the impact you had on people involved in your life. No one ever spoke bad about you and always complimented you on your systematic and unique approach to everything you did. I can only hope to be as organized and analytical as you some day. You will continue to inspire me, every day and my promise to you along with many others is to take care of your family as if they were related by blood and to never allow your name to be tarnished. Godspeed, friend.

Michael Arseniu
December 2, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Reed family. I just learned about his passing today as I am currently out of the Penn State loop. I worked with Joel in Global Programs for years. He was always such a delight to be around. He lit up the room when he walked in...just a great guy.
Rita Morbeto
July 31, 2015
I worked briefly with Joel over the past 6months and every interaction was a positive one. He was a very kind, light-hearted individual who always treated me with respect and dignity. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing, but I know that men like Joel go to a better place than what they leave behind. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss, he was a great guy.
Matt Garcia
July 20, 2015
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
Sincere condolences from my family and I! I was very surprised to receive word when I was in GA about Joel from my Mom.
I'm thankful for all the times I shared with Joel.
I pray that you all may experience by His hand of Providence the comfort that only Jesus can give.
Joel is with Him now and all who trust Christ will be reunited on the Great Day!
Yours in King Jesus,
Skip Dreibelbis & Family
Skip Dreibelbis
July 3, 2015
Deanne, Although we have never met, I worked with Joel in the International Programs Dept at PSU from 2005-2007. He was our go to guy for IT. Joel was an awesome guy to work with. He was always so helpful and kind. You got a great guy and I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you and your family in the palm of his hand and may your happy memories sustain you during this time of grief. Praying for your family and the entire Reed Family at this time. In Deepest Sympathy, Jill Patterson, Raleigh, NC
June 28, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Danya & Paul Barto
June 27, 2015
Deanne I am so very sorry for your loss, But know that you have a strong support system who all will be there for you and the boys. You have always been a very strong and caring person, now you need to except the strength and from those around you, with HUGS from me to you. xoxo
Darlene Jones
June 26, 2015
It's so sad that he had to go so soon everyone is gonna miss a great guy. He was a really nice guy to talk to and to know. But we all know he's up high right now looking over his wife and his kids. Rip Joel you will be missed but never forgotten praying for your family
Travis Diveglia
June 26, 2015
With heartfelt sympathy to Joel's family for their loss. So very sorry to hear this sad news. I met Joel while he worked in student aid. He was such a great help to everyone. Prayers for the family.
Jenny Rider
June 26, 2015
I never had the privelage of meeting Joel, but I know Deanne and the boys and I know that Joel was a wonderful father. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that you can find peace and comfort during this time.
Carrie O'Brien
June 26, 2015
Words can't express who Joel was. He was the guy who you always wanted to be with you. If that was to go out at night or just relax at home with friends, you'd always call Joel first. We can say this and we only knew him for a short time. He will be missed dearly. We send our deepest prayers to his family as the love he had for them could never be messured. God Bless you and we are here for you.
Klingler Family
June 26, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Doug and Deb Lightner
June 26, 2015
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You will be missed by many.
Ashlee and Rob Summerson
June 26, 2015
Oh my word, I am so sorry about this sudden and unexpected loss and I can't imagine how difficult it must be for his beloved family.
I enjoyed working with Joel a lot. He was always cheerful and easygoing. He was the guy I would call when my computer wasn't working (or, more often than not, when I wasn't doing something right). That his technical skills were superb is one thing, but beyond that, he had a calm, reassuring, confident way about him that actually made those phone calls a pleasure, not an agony! He was helpful and patient, an all-around good guy. He will be greatly missed.
annyce schafft
June 26, 2015
To the Jay Reed family, please accept our deepest sympathy & prayers on the loss of your son. No words will ease the pain, but with Gods help, you will get thru. Blessings to the entire family.
David & Sherry McClure
June 26, 2015
Joel, Im honestly gonna miss all those time I got to see you work on daddys truck at aunt joanies. Its honestly not gonna be the same without you here. Once my 16th birthday comes and I get that special car, Ill always wish you wouldve worked on my tinting. Its already unreal. It cant be true that your gone. Cya up in heaven, say hello to all the other family whose passed away.
June 25, 2015
There are no words anyone can say other than you Julie and your family are in my prayers for peace and comfort in this difficult time! With sympathy friendship and love!
Eric Giacobello
June 25, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Reed family. I keep remembering the time he told me he was getting married. He was so happy! And then how proud he was of his little boys.
Jean Rodkey
June 25, 2015
There truly are no words to express the feelings about such a loss. I was blessed to have known Joel through work at PSU. To his family, you have my deepest sympathy. ~Peace.
Susan Anderson
June 25, 2015
RIP Joel you will be missed by many you were great guy and a huge influence on many people. Fly high man until we meet again
Doug Lane
June 25, 2015
Deepest sympathies to the Reed Family.My Heart goes out to You Neighbor.Your all in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry Beaston
June 25, 2015
Rip buddy you were a great guy and a great friend. We will all miss you so much. Until we meet again. RIP Joel
Chad Stem
June 25, 2015
Chuck Stem
June 25, 2015
Working with Joel was truly a pleasure and a delight. He was always kind, professional, friendly with a constant genuine smile. What a shock. While he lived only for a short time, he left an indelible mark of kindness in the hearts of those of us, who were fortunate to know him. I pray God's strength for his family.
Michael Adewumi
June 25, 2015
Deanne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time. God Bless!
Brandi & Todd Whitaker
June 25, 2015
Many years ago, Brenda and I were just typical online friends. Our friendship deepened, and developed through the years into something very special. Brenda and I share our family's trials and tribulations with each other. We laugh and cry with each other, as only best friends can. Today, I cry. Through these precious e-mail conversations, I was privileged to be witness to Brenda's family as she was to mine. I remember as Joel and Deanne became husband and wife. I thought "My! what a beautiful couple!" Through Brenda, I was able to share the happiness as Joel and Deanne built their new home and welcomed their babies, Ethan and Holden, into this world. As Brenda and I shared our stories with each other, I was very aware that Deanne's husband was someone extra special. From her stories, I knew Joel was a wonderful man, husband, and father, and he always went that extra mile to make sure his family was happy and secure.. I so wish I could have known Joel personally.I would have like to have been able to shake his hand and talk a bit.The best I can do now, is in prayer, I will say to him, "Well done, Joel. You did good on this earth. You are loved beyond belief. You are missed by everyone you know... and even some people you probably never knew existed, (like me.)"
Marion Terry
June 25, 2015
My Heart goes out to You, Ethan and Holden in this time of sadness. I pray that you would be comforted by the love and prayers of all who love and care for you.
Susie and Brad Alters
June 25, 2015
Sorry for your loss thinking about you at this time of need
Ken and tammy Wasson
June 25, 2015
You will be missed!! You were a hero to Deanne and the boys!! Thoughts and prayers!!
Jessica Briner
June 25, 2015
I am Sharon Nearhoof's sister...may God watch over you and your family
Jan P
June 25, 2015
Deepest sympathies to Deanne, Ethan and Holden... Love, Nichole & Mark Briner
Nichole Briner
June 25, 2015
I worked with Joel for years at Penn State. He was such a nice guy. So sorry for his family!
Carmen Bilen
June 25, 2015
my deepest condolences for Joel's family. Joel was a truly a genuine soul and a great guy to do business with. God bless you
Chris Rosengrant
June 25, 2015
My heart still breaks and my mind still can't understand. I'm still deeply saddened. I only met Joel briefly twice before but he was such a nice person. Working with you I could tell the love you had for each other and for your boys just by your words. I will continue to say many prayers for you, Ethan and Holden. Stay strong. I'm here if you need anything at all. Sending you and your families love.
Jeri Hartley
June 25, 2015
I pray you and the family and friends of Joel get through this horrible time . We never know why things happen to the good people around but they just do and we have all gained an angel to watch over all of us . Joel was a very kind hearted man and I am proud to say I had the chance of knowing him . May he R.I.P. And fly high with all the other angels up in the sky
Joanna Bair
June 25, 2015
It is with much sadness, that I offer my sincere condolences. No words can describe the feelings. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Barlock
June 25, 2015
I'm still at a loss for words as nothing I say could even begin to reflect my deepest sympathies for your loss. Joel was one of my closest friends and I'll never forget the many good times and laughs we've had over the past 17 years. Joel would have done anything for his friends and his family. The world is truly a much worse off place without him. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts will forever be with you and Ethan and Holden. Deanne, if you ever need anything, night or day, you know how to get a hold of me. We love you!
Derek Ross
June 25, 2015
My thoughts and heart go to the whole family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God will get you thru the devastating time.

Gladys and Bill Guyer
June 25, 2015
Dear Deanne,

Joel will be dearly missed. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you and your children through this time.
Dara Sanoubane
June 25, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The strength of God, family and friends to help you through. All our love...The Stem Family
Amanda Stem
June 25, 2015
Joel is and was a wonderful man who loved his wife and children with all his heart..He was kind caring and compassionate to others ...I know he Is sitting next to Jesus watching over his family... it is his job now protect and love them from above........i feel very blessed to have known him. He is and was a man with a big heart and a big smile.
vicki ponish
June 25, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss. Joel was a breath of fresh air in the offices of Penn State. When he spoke of his family you could see the twinkle in his eyes. Blessings to you and your sons.
Dolores pavliska
June 25, 2015
So very sorry for your loss - what a great man he was.
Edna Packer
June 25, 2015
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss Deanne. Joel was a kind and giving person with a huge heart. It was my privilege to work with Joel in our office and he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family.
Michael Brahosky
June 25, 2015
I was so sorry to hear about Joel. I shared many fond memories with him in high school. From band to being partners in chemistry, etc., we always had fun. He was a wonderful man taken far too soon. Prayers for all of you during this difficult and sad time.
Brenda Bowser Soder
June 25, 2015
My prayers are with all of you.
Mary Beth Schmidhamer
June 25, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the family.
Debbie Markle Shelow
June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015
I am sorry for the sudden loss of your son/husband/father/brother/friend. As someone who recently lost a brother way too soon, I pray for strength and wisdom and loving support for you in the days ahead. Rest in peace, Joel.
J Dillon-Fast
June 25, 2015
S0 sorry about your lost of your husband may go be with you and your son's.
Bonnie &Daryl &Richard Dean
June 25, 2015
Words fall short in expressing my grief at the loss of this wonderful person. My heart goes out to you, Deanne and to the boys. You were the bright lights in his life.
Shelly Aina
June 25, 2015
We have been praying for you and the boys that the love and comfort that only can come from the Lord Himself falls heavy upon you all, yesterday, today, and the days to follow.
Peppy and Susette
June 25, 2015
To the Reed family - I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss of such a wonderful man. I know he truly loved his family and was especially proud when he became a daddy.

I worked with Joel in the Student Aid Office at Penn State and always enjoyed our talks. He was a quiet, gentle soul who was so dedicated to his job and helping all of us when we needed him. It was nothing for him stop what he was working on to help us with our computer issues with such patience and respect. I was sad when he left our office for his new job.

Rest in peace, Joel - you've earned your wings!
Maggie Meyers
June 25, 2015
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