Gary L. Reed, 77, of Reedsville, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Armagh Township, he was a son of the late Leroy R. and Mildred A. (Davidson) Reed. His wife, Betty L. (Goss) Reed, whom he married on March 15, 1958, survives.
Also surviving are: children, Cindy L. Wert and husband, Ken Jr., of Milroy, Dawn Le-Ann Reed and companion, Scott Kuhns, of Milroy, and Vicki Lee Neddenriep and husband, Blair, of Noblesville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Mac Wert and companion, Lindsey Renno, Tyler Wert and companion, Lyndsey Keiser, Taylor DeArment, Zach Neddenriep and John Neddenriep; and his favorite pets, Sophie and Dusty.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a stillborn son, on May 28, 1965; and brothers, Harry Blain Reed, on Dec. 9, 1940, and William Blair Reed, on June 8, 2011.
He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham, with 33 years of service.
He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville, a lifetime member of Milroy Fire Co., and drove an ambulance for more than 25 years. He was a former member of the Milroy Lions Club. He was a 1954 graduate of Armagh-Brown High School.
He was an avid sports fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Phillies and New England Patriots. He loved spending time with his friends and family.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville, with the Rev. Janice Moody officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions should be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 451, Milroy, PA 17063, or to a charity of one's choice.