Richard John Reed

Born: Mon., Jan. 11, 1943
Died: Sat., Jun. 18, 2011

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Mr. Richard John “Cowboy” Reed, 68, of 807 Arlington Drive Greenville, PA , went to be with Our Lord, Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 10:18PM in Hospitality Care Center, Hermitage, PA, surrounded by his family, after a two year battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Reed was born in Michigan City, Indiana on January 11, 1943, the son of the late Francis M. and Grace Eleanor (Stevenson) Reed.

He attended Ashtabula City Schools.  Mr. Reed was self employed, restoring furniture. In his earlier years he worked in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richard enjoyed flea markets, music, #1 fan of singer Teresa Brewer, enjoyed time with his dogs Tobe, Ginger, Autumn who were his faithful companions. He was known as “Cowboy” to all who knew him.

Surviving are his daughter Grace Reed Nelson of Sharon, PA; his Fiancé Janice Gioan of Greenville, PA who was always there for Richard and followed his heart,
Sisters Rosella and her husband Blaine Custer of Vero Beach, FL., Patricia and her husband John Mattocks of Clark, PA; brothers:  Wilbert and his wife Judy Reed of Madison, OH., Thomas and his wife Darla Reed of McKean, PA., Dan and his wife Harriet Reed of Hadley, PA; Several nieces and nephews, two best friends who were very close throughout the years Alex Krotenak and William "Bill" Keck, roommate Bobby at Hospitality Care Center.

Preceded in death by: parents, (Bro) Milford Reed, Allen Reed, paternal and maternal grandparents.

No calling hours as per Richard’s wish.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA, in his memory.

Cremation arrangements by: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Sharpsville, PA.

Special Thanks to: Dr. Chatha, Family Hospice and Pallative Care of Pittsburgh and Hermitage for all of their devotion and loving care for two years, and to the staff and devoted nurses and aides at Hospitality Care Center in Hermitage for the care and devotion for Richard.

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john luckert
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
hi folks,we all feel sad for richards passing.hes a really nice guy.i always enjoyed talking to him in the hallways or when hes lying in bed in the same room with bobby.i hope you folks are doin ok.if i can be of help,my nuber is 724-528-3130 your friend john,bobbys brother-inlaw. bye byzzzz

Sarah Jacobson
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
I want to express my condolences for the family of Rick Reed. I am an aide at HCC and took care of Rick everyday. He was such a lovable guy and kind hearted. He would share stories of growing up and his life which were so interesting. He will always hold a place in my heart and memory forever. I miss ya Rick!! But you are now at home with Jesus, painfree.

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