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Earl Harry Reedy

January 12, 1928 - December 17, 2013

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
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11:00 AM

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Earl Harry Reedy, 85, joined his loving wife June with the Lord Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Earl was born January 12, 1928 in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania to Charles Earl Reedy and Dorothy Fisher.

Earl was predeceased by his loving wife Lois June, "Mo" to her grandchildren, whom he married in 1948. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law Jeff and Lori Reedy of Raleigh and Kevin and Karen Reedy of Camillus, NY. He was lovingly called “Pop" by his five grandchildren Nolan, Casey, Mallory, Elizabeth, and Samuel. Earl was predeceased also by his only sister Virginia Eavenson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Earl adored his wife June and treasured all their 63 years together. He reveled watching his grandchildren grow up spending many summers at their beach home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. After he served two years in the US Army, Earl and June lived in eight different states as he worked as an electrical engineer with IBM for over 35 years on projects which involved flying on B52s with the Strategic Air Command and the development of the NASA space shuttle. His interests in aviation also lead him to become a private pilot. He had lived in Raleigh since 1992.

Earl enjoyed fixing computers, golf, jazz music, playing the clarinet, and savored traveling and years of long walks with June. They enjoyed the last years at and will be dearly missed by their family of friends of the Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Raleigh. "Pop" penned a detailed account of his life with "Mo" which was published as 'The Best Investment I Ever Made” to be treasured and shared with his family for generations to come. Overcoming many adversities early in his life, Earl became a rock as the patriarch of the Reedy family and an example of strength, responsibility, kindness, sharing and love for his sons and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2013 at 11am at Renaissance Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina by donating on-line at www.alz.org/nc in memory of Lois June Reedy.
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I am sorry to read of the passing of your loved one; please accept my deepest sympathy. While you are grieving, I hope you will find comfort in Jesus’ promise of the earthly resurrection, for those who have fallen asleep in death (Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the loss of a loved one.- Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that GOD cares (I Peter 5:7) and will give you the strength to endure during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
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Jeff,

My deepest sympathy. I understand how 'disconnected' it makes you feel when both of your parents are gone. It is especially difficult around this time of year.

You now are the patriarch of the Reedy family. It feels strange, but your Dad prepared you for this. Know that there is nothing greater he could have done than to have raised two fine men.

He touched many people and in all of their hearts he left a piece of himself.

Again, my condolences for you and your family.
Merry Christmas
Mark
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I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. To me, he will always be about 40, playing golf and driving the largest car I'd ever seen at the time. My deepest condolences.

Rob
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We loved your Dad and we know that you will treasure and cherish hundreds of great memories and family moments. Also, we are very confident that your Dad's character, integrity and appreciation for life have been downloaded and passed along to all of his next generations. THAT was his greatest gift, and his best work.

Sincerely,
John and Kathy
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family

Kay
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I have been friends with Earl since I started working with IBM in 1961. I had the pleasure of bring him to Manassas to work for me in the 80's, He was a great friend and a fantastic quality engineer. I will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.

Steve
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I am so very sorry to hear this. Please, accept my condolences and keep me informed as to any celebration of life. I just loved your parents!
God bless, Belinda
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I wanted to say was that I was quite distraught at the news and I have many memories of Reedy that I will always cherish. He was a great guy. Shirley and I were just talking about June and Reedy and laughing at some of the crazy stuff that happened over the years we knew them.

Bob
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It was with a very sad heart when I heard the news this morning.
Your Mom and Dad were very special people. Bill and I were glad to have know them
These past years. I was at your Moms' funeral. They will be missed.
God Bless you and your family.
Bill and Peggy
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I was so sorry to hear of your father`s passing. We all loved him and of course, your mother too. He was a kind, gentle loving man and he was always there to help me. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Mary
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I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing! He was a wonderful individual, and I feel very privileged to have known him! I'm sure he will be greatly missed, but you have wonderful memories of him to treasure always.

My condolences to you all!

- Michael K
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Thanks so much for your message informing us of the sad
news about your Dad's passing. Not only to you; but, I feel
it was truly a shock to everyone who knew him.

I can hear him now, when I called him to say Happy Thanksgiving,
and said Earl, how are you. And, as always, he would say "hanging
on". Just one of my memories other than the many e-mails that I
received from him over the years as well as asking him numerous
computer questions.

Please know that all of you will continue to be in my thoughts and
Prayers.

Love in Christ,

Melba
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Joy and I were saddened to hear of Reedy's passing. We actually choked up when I read the E-mail to her.

He was a REAL good friend. We're sure he is happy to be with June again

When our time comes, we both look forward to seeing them; and renewing our closeness.

Our prayers go out to you and Kevin and your families.

May GOD bless you-all.

Dave & Joy
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Your dad was a wonderful, joyful friend of our IBM family here at the Manassas facility and surely also to those connected to his previous assignments in New York. He was certainly a great personal friend of mine both at work and in retirement years before and after moving away from Manassas. I share in your grief. Ken B
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We have lost a dear friend! There are many memories that we have that will last to Eternity as will the memories that you and your families have. Take care

Norm
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December 22, 2013
Lit a candle in memory of Earl Harry Reedy
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Lit a candle in memory of Earl Harry Reedy
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December 21, 2013
Reedy and I worked together at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC in 2957 We were part of a team of IBM and Raytheon Technical Representatives working with the Air Force on the Bombinb/Navigation system in the B-52 aircraft. His first day at work he was assigned to teach a class on the Kearfott Astrocompass to a group of young airmen. He had only a minimum of exposure on this system, but he hit the books at night and stayed a day or two ahead of the class. When it was finished, he was the only expert on the Astrocompass on the base. It was typical of Reedy to take on a difficult assignment and complete it successfully. We both moved on the different bases until we both moved back to Owego to the same neighborhood. He was a good friend and I will miss him/

Bob Zellner
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Helen F. Jenkins
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December 21, 2013
We were so saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. We met June and Earl by sharing bisquits and coffee at McDonald's every Tuesday morning. We had all lived in Upstate New York (Binghamton area for them, Oneida for us) before coming to Raleigh. We would linger late so that we could visit with them after the crowd left. We enjoyed their company so much. June was so cute and adoring and he was such a caring husband. Since June left us, we often had breakfast with your Dad. Fortunately, Earl was able to attend our 60th Anniversary luncheon Nov.9th. That was the last we saw him. We will miss him.
Helen and Carl Jenkins
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