Thomas “Tom” Edward Reed passed away in Edgewater Florida June 26, 2021, at the age of 78. He was born on June 13, 1943, in Cornwall NY to Robert Stuart Reed and Dorothy Kinsley Reed. He graduated from Cornwall Central High School in 1962. After high school, Tom enlisted in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and served until 1965 when he was honorably discharged.
Tom worked as a Commercial Specialist at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company in Poughkeepsie NY from 1969 to 2002. He was an active member of the Good Will Fire Company in the Town of Newburgh, NY, served as a patrolman for the Town of Windsor, NY and was a member of the Citizens On Patrol (COPS) in Volusia County, Fl for nearly a decade.
Tom was a conversationalist who could strike up a chat with anyone. He enjoyed motorcycles, automobiles, fishing and traveling and never missed a game of his beloved Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his sister Mary Jane Reed and sons, Michael & Katherine Reed, Matthew & Wendy Reed, daughter in law, Heather Reed, and stepchildren, Melissa Newhauser and Joshua Hernandez. His grandchildren include, Robert, Nicole, Erin, Sean, Maura & Haley Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Robert W. Reed.
Memorial donations in his name can be sent to Halifax Hospice 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN38105.
Please join us for a celebration of the life of Tom Reed, to remember the happy times, and fond memories we all can share. To honor his life, we will gather as one on Sunday, July 25th 1pm-5pm at the Good-Will Fire Department, 1 S Plank Rd, Newburgh NY Come ready to share memories, laugh at the good times, and remember the full life he lived.
A Celebration of Life will be held in New York at a later date.