Edgar N. Reed 1947-2021
AUSTINTOWN — Edgar N. “Eddy” Reed, 73, passed away at home in the presence of his wife of 46 years, Peggy, the former Margaret Gorman, and some loving, family members and close neighbors.
Eddy was born Oct. 11, 1947, at home in Miola, Pa., to Kathryn Marie McCleary and Howard Samuel Reed, the youngest of six children. At the age of three, his father was killed in a car-truck accident. Eventually his mother met a wonderful man, Jack Beck from Youngstown, and they married and had two more children. The family moved to East High Avenue in 1960. Later, his mom and Jack returned to settle in Clarion, Pa., while Ed and his brother, Tom Reed, stayed in Youngstown. He was a graduate of East High School and attended Youngstown Business College for one year. After his first employment at Benada Aluminum, he went to work as a mechanical draftsman for Wean United until they sold most of the company to an Italian entity, whereupon he worked at J.B. Industries until his retirement.
In his 20s until his 40s, he was an avid softball player, earning him the nickname “Steady Eddy.” At the same time and up until his illness, he loved bowling, for the game and hanging with the guys. Amron, Holiday and Wedgewood Lanes were his second home. Ed was the proud winner of multiple 300 games and an 800 series.
Being from Pennsylvania, he was a lifelong fan of all the Pittsburgh teams and also loved The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Ed was preceded in death by his mother, biological father and Jack Beck, who raised him from the age of three. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Joseph, Thomas and Stephen; and his sister-in-law, Monica.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Peggy; his daughter, Courtney (Tom) Connelly; his son, Patrick John (Andrea) Reed; his granddaughters, Angelina Marie and Ava Rose Connelly, and Adalynn Kennedy Reed; his sisters, Martha (Dan) White, Linda (Dave) Burnham and Kathy (Rod) Wells; and his brother, Dick (Cindy) Beck. He was “over the moon” when it came to his two children and his three granddaughters, two granddogs, Maggie and Pepper, and Marley, the bearded dragon, along with Lyla Bell the cat. Mention must be made of his and Peg’s “adopted grandchildren,” Allie and Joey Skopic, and Lexi Kinney, whom “Papa Reed” loved; also, many nieces and nephews, sisters- and brothers-in-law.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, Youngstown, OH 44515.