Robert Sylvester Reed Jr.
Robert (Butch) S. Reed Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 1st, 2020. He was preceded by his wife Diane Reed, his parents Robert S. Reed Sr. and Phyllis Reed, Sister Linda Beyer, Brother Benjamin Reed and granddaughter whom he raised Jasmine Reed.
Robert was born in NT and raised on Porter Ave. He was and avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt at the Alabama swamps and trout fishing at the numerous streams available in NY’s great outdoors.
ROBERT served a short term in the Navy in 1963, and worked at what was Durez/ Oxy Chemical alongside his father for awhile after his discharge. In the 1970’s he got into construction with his cousin Rodney Mongold which took him to NW PA at at times back to the NT/Buffalo area for work. In 1988 he moved to Martha’s Vineyard where he continued his trade until retirement in 2012 due to health reasons. Robert always kept NT in his heart making many trips back visiting family and friends. NT was always home to him.
Robert is survived by his sons Robert S. Reed III, his wife Marna of Citra, FL, Shawn Reed, his wife Isabella of West Tisbury, MA. His daughters Sherri Bradshaw, her husband Chris of Vineyard Haven, MA, Sara Guice and her husband Chris of Warwick, RI, Shannon Reed of New Bedford, MA, Yvonne Codner of Leavenworth, KS. He also is survived by two grandsons that he raised, Phillip Reed and his wife Shelly of Edgartown, MA and Elijah Reed of New Bedford, MA. He is survived by many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom called him PAPA. His legacy was a large one and he will be truly missed.
Robert will be laid to rest next to his wife, the love of his life, joined together once again. Services will be Friday , October 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Acacia Park, 4215 North Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Please check in at office as you enter gate and they will direct you to site.