William R. Reed

Date of Death: 9/28/2018

William R. Reed

April 26, 1949 – September 28, 2018

William R. Reed, 69, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Altoona.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Wilbur and Anita (Nowark) Reed.

He is survived by a son, Brad Reed of Altoona; a sister, Becky Reed of Altoona; a niece, Heather Reed; great nephew Nick Reed; and a special step-daughter, Cristine Huffine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Augustus and Erma (Beasom) Nowark; and his paternal grandparents, Vance and Mary (Kelly) Reed.

He was a graduate of Altoona High School. In 1968, he volunteered for the United States Army and served in Vietnam where he received The Purple Heart.  He was discharged in 1972 and worked at the A&P Warehouse for many years until its closure.  He continued to work in the food warehousing industry until his retirement.  He was active with the Miracle League of Blair County.

Bill enjoyed Steelers football, the outdoors, fishing, watching Brad play Miracle League baseball, spending time with Cris, and his dogs, especially Whitney.  His greatest joy was his son, Brad.

A gentle soul with a kind heart, Bill quietly journeyed through life, never thinking of himself, but always making sure his loved ones were safe and secure.

Friends will be received from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, officiated by Monsignor Michael Becker.  Committal will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions in Bill’s memory be made to the Miracle League of Blair County, P.O. Box 1091, Altoona, PA 16603.

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