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 William E. Reed

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William E. Reed

  • Birth 18 Sep 1920
  • Death 25 Aug 2006
  • Burial Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 15555039

Joliet Herald

William E. Reed

Age 85 years, passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born in Springfield, IL on September 18, 1920, he graduated from Oak Park High School and Coe College.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Judo instructor for the Navy and Seabees personnel. In 1943, William gave a demonstration and performed Judo for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in England. William was a volunteer for Trinity Service Inc and for the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Angela (nee Porfilio) Reed; his daughter, Barbara Reed of California; his son, William Reed Jr. of Rhode Island; brother-in-law of Lenora (late, Maurice) D'Alessio, Gloria (late, Robert) Briney, Viola (Raymond) Stimac, Donna Porfilio and Lance (Nance) Porfilio. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Marjorie Reed.
Funeral Services will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home (Tapella Funeral Service) on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 11 AM with Rev. Donald Lewandowski, OSM officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home, Monday morning, August 28th from 10 AM until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements by:
TAPELLA FUNERAL SERVICES @
BLACKBURN-GIEGERICH-SONNTAG
1500 Black Rd, Joliet
For information: 815-726-4054


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  • Created by: Paula Berry Nelson
  • Added: 30 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15555039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William E. Reed (18 Sep 1920–25 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15555039, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Paula Berry Nelson (contributor 46625006) .