David Reed, Sr.

Obituary of David M. Reed, Sr.

Yorktown, VA - David M. Reed Sr, formally of Rensselaer, died September 21, 2020 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was the son of the late Alonzo D. and Margaret (Drew) Reed and brother of the late Phyllis Cadrain, Kay Johnson, and Denise Reed. David is survived by his son David M. Reed Jr (Michael); bothers Bennie and Lonnie Reed; sister Claire Bullis and nephew William Dame as well as many other nephews and nieces. David was born in Albany NY on April 24th, 1949, he attended Rensselaer High School and Schenectady Community College. After graduation, he enlisted the US Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. While serving in the Vietnam War he was awarded several citations and medals including the Bronze Star. David later joined the Albany Police Department as an officer. He then went on to work for the Watervliet Arsenal where he held the position of Fire Chief. David then accepted a civilian position with the Army as a Fire Investigator where he served until his retirement. He was a life member of the James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Company in Rensselaer NY, where he is still fondly thought of. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W. J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 10am to 12:30pm. A funeral service for David will be held at 12:30. Burial will follow the service in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Masks are required. Social distancing and occupancy limitations will be observed. Kindly omit flowers. Please consider a donation in David’s memory to James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Company, P.O. Box 265, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Members of the James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co. are requested to gather at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Friday at 12PM to conduct a service for our departed member.
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Friday
2
October

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Friday
2
October

James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co.

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Members of the James Hill Hook and Ladder Fire Co. are requested to meet at Lyons Funeral Home at 12 PM. to conduct a service for our departed member.
Friday
2
October

Funeral Service

12:30 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Friday
2
October

Burial

2:30 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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