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David Christopher Reid
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Birth: May 24, 1943
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 2010
Victor
Ontario County
New York, USA

Died peacefully Friday, October 1, 2010, at age 67 in Victor, NY after a four year battle with cancer. David died in the company of his devoted wife of 43 years, Betsey Reid and his three children.
David was born on May 24, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of the Clarabelle Hipp and Dr. Duncan C. Reid, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Boston Lying-In Hospital from 1966-1971.
David received his secondary education at Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. He attended college at Wooster College in Wooster, OH, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. He met his wife, Betsey, at the college's Sadie Hawkins dance.
He attended law school at Boston University, graduating in 1968. With the support of his wife, David completed bar exams for Massachusetts, Florida and New York.
During his 40 year career as an attorney, he practiced law in Rochester and Canandaigua, NY, initially as a partner with the law firm of Sutton, Deleuuw, Clark and Darcy and later as a sole practitioner starting in 1990.
David believed in the power of the law to protect and serve people, as captured in the following quote from Cicero - "The precepts of the law are these: to live honorably, to injure no other man, to render to every man his due." David served as a practitioner of estate planning, probate and elder law, a field that allowed him to directly impact the lives of his clients.
David served as a member of the Rotary Club of Canandaigua, NY for over 30 years, where he resided with his family from 1979 to 1989. He received their prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award in 1995. Rotary's mission of "Service Above Self" suited him perfectly.
Throughout his life, David found a great love in his wife, joy in his children and professional fulfillment in the law. He was the center of our family and will be greatly missed.
David is survived by his wife, Betsey H. Reid, of Pittsford; son Marshall Reid and Margo Rabb of Austin, TX.; son Christopher Reid of Hamburg, Germany; daughter Helen S. Reid of Burlington, VT; sister Janet Keller of Vero Beach, FL and grandchildren Delphine Reid and Leo Reid of Austin, TX. David is predeceased by his brother Duncan (Mike) Reid. 
 
Burial:
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Ellicottville
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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David Christopher Reid
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