James Patrick Reed
March 10, 1940-August 29, 2020
James Patrick Reed passed away peacefully at his home in Grahamsville, NY on Saturday August 29, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old. Jim was born to parents Lillian and Steadman Reed and attended Ellenville High School. Jim was a star athlete and later became a proud member of the United States Marines Corp. and remained a patriot, proud of his Country. He married the love of his life, Joan Ellen Handelman and were married for 55 years. Together they raised two wonderful children.
As a lifelong resident of the area and a prominent local businessman, Jim was an inventor and entrepreneur who started and operated Reed Systems together with his wife for 42 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, adventure seeker, and traveler who loved flying his plane on trips around the country. Most importantly he was a loving husband and father. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years Joan, his dogs Cinder and Dixie, his daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Troy Hexter of New Hartford, CT, his son and daughter-in-law Jonathan and Kimberly Reed of Pine Bush, NY, his cherished grand-children Sarah, Dominique, and James; as well as his great grandchildren Avery, Arya and Austin.
Visitation will be held from 2pm- 4pm and 7-9pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 Main Street, Ellenville NY. Funeral services will be offered for family and friends at 11am at Furman Cemetery in Napanoch, NY on Thursday September 3, 2020.
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