James A. Reed
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James A. Reed
He was born Feb. 27, 1935, in Trevorton, a son of the late Alvin E. and Betty J. (Taylor) Reed. On Feb. 14, 1959, in Bethel Union Chapel, West Cameron, he married the former Joyce I. Erdman who preceded him in death Jan. 18, 2018.
Jim was a graduate of Trevorton High School and served his country honorably in the Navy from 1953 to 1957.
He lived most of his life in East Cameron and retired as an aide assistant from the Selinsgrove State Center.
He was an active member of Trevorton United Methodist Church, a life member of East Cameron Township Fire Company and formerly served as the Captain of the Fire Police, and a member of the Trevorton Fire Company and the Trevorton American Legion Post 92.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ray Clare of Lancaster; three sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Ellen Reed of West Cameron, Jerry and Sue Reed of East Cameron Township, and Joe and Gina Reed of Northumberland; 10 grandchildren, Alexandria Mark and husband Robert, Taylor Reed, Madison Reed, Brandon Clare and wife Amanda, Melissa Markley and husband Adam, Essie Reed-Schrader and husband Doug, Eliza Reed, Sarah Reed, Jacob Reed, Megan Reed; six great-grandchildren, Alexis Markley, Caleb Markley, Andrea Clare, Wyatt Clare, Lily Clare, Lilly Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John D. Reed Sr.; and one sister, Carol Sadowski.
A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Trevorton United Methodist Church, Sixth and Shamokin streets, Trevorton, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Beverly Petrovich officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the Trevorton United Methodist Church, 310 South Sixth St., Trevorton, PA 17881, or to East Cameron Township Fire Company, 5239 Upper Road, Shamokin, PA 17872.
Funeral arrangements are by the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton.
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