In Memory

Richard E. Reeder

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03/01/19 12:04 PM #1    

Marni Milbank (Halvorson)

I am saddened to hear of Rich’s passing. I remember well his taking me out in his Dad’s Porsche to teach me how to drive a stick shift. And he was such a good friend to Jim Williams. Rest In Peace, Rich.

03/04/19 01:19 AM #2    

Larry Smith

Rich was a totally decent guy who was liked by just about everyone.  My best to his memory and family.

And a comment to Marni Millbank...  Most of us had to learn to drive s atickshift with that clunky old Chevy in Drivers Training with coach Fairchild.  How did you rate a Porsche with Rich??

03/04/19 12:05 PM #3    

Glen E. Sibley

Rich was such a quality guy.  We shared many good times together.  Most recently 3 years ago in France and Italy.  i will miss him a great deal.  Glen Sibley




03/04/19 02:04 PM #4    

Karen M. Paulsen

So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.  

I was able to talk with him at the 50th reunion.

I also remember him at MYF  Methodist youth group with Glen

Sibley and so many.  We had fun then too.

Rich was smart, dedicated and sincere to all he met.




03/04/19 02:17 PM #5    

Timothy W. McCarthy

I was on the gymnsatics team with Rich.  I remember him as a really nice guy, and a good gymnast.  I was sorry to hear about his passing.  Rich, God Bless you and your family.  R.I.P. - Tim

03/05/19 01:20 PM #6    

Sally Mentzer

Rich was my next door neighbor from childhood.  I enjoyed many times playing with him and watching him build complicated model airplanes.  We also had many other children around our age in our Greenwich Place neighborhood with whom we also played and about ten years ago Rich invited us all to him family cabin at Lake Tahoe for a reunion.  Since then he has orchestrated yearly reunions for us usually in Palo Alto with the last one being this year.  I found him to be kind, sensitive, positive and a good friend to all of us.  He will be missed but will live on fondly in our memories.

03/06/19 08:56 AM #7    

Donna Packer (Schmidt)

I, too, was so sorry to learn of Rich's passing.   I went all through school with him and remember him as always being fun, smart, and kind.   I enjoyed reading about his future life and all his achievements.   My thoughts and prayers are with his family as I know how much they will miss him.   RIP, dear Rich!

03/12/19 08:40 PM #8    

Bill Maddaus

I grew up with Rich on West Greenwich Place off Newell Road near Jordan Jr. High. I've known him for 68 years. As an only child I was happy to have Rich and three other kids (Jim Huston, Avery Teeple, Sally Mentzer) all in the same school class living on our street..  We went from first grade through high school together. Often, including older and younger neighbors, we did many things together including Methodist Youth Fellowship, Boy Scouts, street football and "hide and seek", as well as a few pranks .Rich was in our wedding in 1966 and came to our 50th Anniversary party in 2016.

Later in life Rich, about ten years ago, found us and suggested we have a reunion and so he organized the first one and held it at his family cabin in Lake Tahoe.  There were about 12 of us there.  We had so much fun we decided to get together every summer, typically at Riconnada Park.  The last one was held in August 2018, and I'm sure we will continue them in his memory.

Rich had health challenges all his life but that didn't prevent him from living his dream of flying.  He had a distinguished 20+ year career in the US Navy as a navigator in a P5 Orion patrol plane tracking Russian submarines during the Cold War off our coast. He flew at least once a month. Rich touched the lives of many with his warmth and freindship and I'm sure all have fond memories of him as do Linda and I.  He will be missed. RIP Rich!

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