Michael J. Reed, 57 of Rensselaer, passed away suddenly at Albany Medical Center, Friday, August 9, 2019.
Michael worked at the Children’s Place of Albany for 22 years, as head cook. He enjoyed his Rock n Roll music, collection of hats, the Giants, the Mets and enjoyed going to church, every Sunday with his cousin JoEllen Schultz.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Ellen (Willsey) Reed; his step daughter Jade Roman and was special Grandpa of Josiah and Alexia Arroyo, Isiah and Angelina Roman of Rensselaer. He is also survived by his two sisters, Denise Learn (Jerry Maynard) of Clifton Park and Tammi (Scott) Dehler of Waterford; four brothers, James (Helene) Reed of Greenbush, Kevin (Theresa) Reed of Brunswick, Harold (Della) Reed of Troy and Frank (Diane) Reed of Albany. He was predeceased by his parents James and Nancy (Cook) Reed and brother, John “Jack” A. Reed.
Additional survivors include his nieces and nephews, Megan and Shelby Reed, Amanda & John Reed, Walter Learn, Christina Bink, David Reed, Mark and Deanna Maynard, Patrick and Christopher Dehler, Kevin, Patricia and Scott Reed, Gage & Bryton Reed, Melissa Sala, Ronald, Klye and Jesse DeFreest, Nico Emery, Matthew and Michael White and Karissa Decker. Also survived by sister-in-laws Annette (Steve) Emery and Claudia Willsey and father-in-law Lester Willsey.
Michael was loved by 35 great nieces and nephews and many cousins.
We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Albany Medical Center, ICU for their outstanding care, attention and support for Michael and his family!
A Funeral Mass for Michael will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11am in St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick St., Rensselaer. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home prior to the mass from 9:30-10:30am. Burial will follow the mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.