Robert S. Reed. 59, of Catskill, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at Albany Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He was born in Margaretville on December 12, 1948 to the late Stanley and Virginia Liddle Reed. Bob graduated from Andes Central School, class of 1967, earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeast Missouri State and master’s degree from Russell Sage.
He married the former Susan Shaver on September 10, 1969.
Bob was employed by the Catskill Central School District as a health teacher, driver’s ed instructor, phys. ed teacher, coach of the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams and retired as athletic director in 2002. During the summer months he was employed by NYSDOH as a health inspector.
He was a member of the Wednesday night Men’s League at the Catskill Golf Club, past president of the Gr. Co. Bass Masters, president of the Friday night Pitch Club and a member of the Sap House Gang, whose maple syrup contributions aid fund-raising efforts for the Masonic Lodge in Catskill.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Sue Reed of Catskill and their two daughters, Mrs. David (Christa) Bush of Catskill and Mrs. Jim (Amy) Hart of Saugerties; six grandchildren, Brittni Bush, Danielle Bush, Lydia Bush, Magnus Bush, Abby Hart and Mitchell Hart; two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Jean) Harrold of Liberty and Joan Reed of Otisville as well as his nephew Brian Harrold and niece Mrs. Scott (Erin) Sorentino.
He was predeceased by his mother in 1988 and father in 2005.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at noon in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with Rev. Josh Bode, pastor of the Woodstock Reformed Church officiating.
Private cremation followed at the Albany Rural Crematorium.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cyprus Shrine’s Shepard’s Club at P.O. Box 389, Catskill, NY 12414 to help defray the transportation expenses of children to the Shriner’s Hospital. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com.