H. DuMont Reed
September 12, 2021
Lenexa, Kansas - DuMont was and is still an inspiration of a life well lived.
Born February 27, 1927 in Larned, Kansas. Son of Harry D. Reed & Mildred Warring Reed. Great Grandson of Two Pioneer Pawnee County Families.
Served in the US Navy in World War II. Graduated Kansas University in Electrical Engineering. Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Kansas, and Honorary Fraternities Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Tau.
After Graduation, had a brief flirtation with the performing arts in New York City before commencing a 13 year career with General Electric as a Marketing Specialist in Electrical Transmission and Distribution Equipment.
Married Barbara Van Orden in Syracuse, New York, November 22, 1952.
Moved to Kansas City with General Electric during the mid-fifties. Then made a move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to continue his career. The next move with the family was to Independence, Kansas for corporate planning work with Electra Manufacturing Co. Then moved back to Kansas City to follow acareer in the electrical and electronics industries.
Following this career in electronics he became a commercial real estate broker/salesman with Moseley and Company and Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services.
He was national chairman of the parts marketing committee of the electronics industry association. A member of the society of industrial office realtors. President of his Rotary Club. Member, Deacon and Elder of Village Presbyterian Church and volunteer for Stephen Ministries. Member of the Village Presbyterian Choir for 50 years. Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's Bible Study, Vanguard Club and Monkey Club. Honor man Kansas City Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Association.
Interests were his Family and all of their activities and vacations, his church and club memberships, and his avocation of singing, including lead parts in the Neewollah musicals, God Bless America on 4th of July, O Holy Night on Christmas Eve at Village Presbyterian Church, and family sing-a-longs around the piano.
Survivors include his wife Barbara and children Karen Vaughan, Lauren Werner (Mark) and Robin Thies (Gary), seven grandchildren, Jennifer Gray (Brandon), Lauren Racki (Eric), Stephanie Rosentreter (Matthew), Matthew Thies (Riley), Alexander Thies (Casey), Ashley Mobley (Spencer), Rebecca Smith (Will), and five great grandchildren, Kelsey, Haylee, Luke, Noah, and Andrew with 2 more on the way.
Thanks to our caring friends in Kansas City Hospice and Silvercrest on College.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Kansas City Hospice. To donate online: kchospice.org
or mail donations to: Kansas City Hospice, 9001 State Line Road, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Memorial service will be held at The Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS on Monday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m.
Published by Kansas City Star on Sep. 15, 2021.