Dexston Reed, Sr. - Passed away on March 12, 2024

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Dexston Reed Sr. Obituary
January 12, 1942 – March 12, 2024

Dexston Reed Sr. of The Villages, Florida passed away unexpectedly on March 12.
Dexston was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 12, 1942. He is the son of
the late Robert Reed and Anna (Varva) Reed and infant brother, Rodger of Connellsville,
Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife Judy (Dailey) Reed, son, Dex Reed of The
Villages, FL and daughter, Lynne Reed of Pittsburgh, sister, Lynn Stone of Uniontown,
Pennsylvania and a large extended family.
Dexston was a lifelong learner. He earned his B.A. from Waynesburg University, his
M. Ed. From California University of Pennsylvania, and worked on his Doctorate in
Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He also attended Penn State and
Duquesne Universities.
Dexston worked in education for 36 years. He served as the Director of the
Reading Clinic for Connellsville Area School District and in 1980 was appointed the
Superintendent of Brownsville Area School District, Brownsville, Pennsylvania,
where he served for twenty years. During Dexston’s tenure, Brownsville Area
School District was the first school district in the area to provide Apple computers
and software for students’ use and instruction. As an Arts enthusiast, he brought
forth Brownsville High School’s first musical production, Little Shop of Horrors.
He served as President of various organizations, including the Kiwanis Club,
Connellsville Area Education Association (CAEA), Connellsville’s Redevelopment
Authority, Wesley Health Clinic, the Regional Trial Corporation and most recently, The
Villages Apple User Group (TVAUG) in Florida. Dexston also participated in several local
activities, including the POA, 2012+THRIVE club, Retired Educators, Fayette County Club,
Pennsylvania Club, American Legion and the Three Rivers Club. He was an avid golfer
and a member of the Pleasant Valley Country Club. He also enjoyed photography.
Dexston had attended St. Paul Parish Church.
Dexston was such a special person, loved and respected by everyone he met. His warm
smile and fun sense of humor shone through when he entered a room, even a Zoom
room. His skills as a leader and administrator enabled him to coordinate the
organizations, boards and authorities he oversaw and made them run smoothly.
Dexston was a fun, loving, generous and special father, husband and friend. He
provided wonderful memories for his family and friends to cherish. He will be missed.
Dexston and his wife Judy retired to The Villages, Florida in 2010. Plans to celebrate,
remember, and honor Dexston will be announced later.
The family respectfully requests, if considering a memorial, donations can be made to:
The Villages Apple Users’ Group (to be added to the 2024 scholarship fund awarded to
graduating seniors of Wildwood MH School, Wildwood, FL)
OR Wesley Health Clinic, Connellsville, PA.

Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.

 


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  1. Stephen Howlett says:
    23 Mar 2024
    A truly wonderful man. Life lived to the fullest. Given so much yet taken too soon.

    Hit ‘em long and staight.

  2. Skip Breese lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2024
    Lit since March 18, 2024 at 3:34:58 AM

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