LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
Reed Jr., 78, passed away unexpectedly at his home on River
Street on Wednesday, April 25.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28,
at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Ed Murphy, priest in
charge, officiating. Military burial will be in Beaches
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the
Sundquist Funeral Home.
Born March 18, 1934, in Lowville, a son of the late Merritt
E. Reed Sr. and Laura A. Reape Reed.
After graduating from Lowville Free Academy in 1952, Merritt
enlisted in the Air Force where he attended a tech school
for communication specialist. In 1956, he was discharged
from the Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
He married Shelby Brasie on June 16, 1956. The marriage
ended in divorce.
For 34 years, Merritt was employed by Beaverite as a
printer, and for many years he was a driver for the Office
of the Aging.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and held life
memberships with the Lowville American Legion #162, Lewis
Co. Memorial Post #6912 and AM Vets Lowville #99.
His favorite pastime was watching the New York Yankees, the
Giants and Syracuse sports.
Surviving are his two sons, James “Simon” E. and wife,
Denise Reed, Canastota, and David T. and wife, Stasi Reed,
Lowville; two daughters Cynthia Bates and her husband Thomas
of Lowville and Helen Nortz and her husband Patrick, Croghan;
siblings, Walter P. Reed, and companion, Steven, Orwell,
N.Y., Virginia Howell and her husband, Varian, Lyons Falls,
Betty Widrick, and her husband, Gil and Shirley Wood, and
her husband, Hugh, all of Lowville; three granddaughters;
five grandsons and six great-grandchildren; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
A brother, Raymond J., and two nephews, all died before him.
Memorial contributions may be made in Merritt’s name to
Trinity Episcopal Church, 5411 Trinity Ave., Lowville, NY
13367 or to the American Legion, Post #162, Dayan St.,
Lowville, NY 13367.
Online condolences may be made to
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,