Charles Edward Reed

Born: Fri., Aug. 11, 1933
Died: Tue., Jul. 18, 2017


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 21, 2017
Location: St. Jane Frances Church

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Charles Edward Reed, age 83, a resident of Pasadena for 49 years, and previously of Baltimore, passed away on July 18, 2017 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Severna Park.

He was born on August 11, 1933, in Baltimore, to the late Virginia and John Reed. At age 19, he entered the US Army, 13th Infantry Regiment, serving as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict. During this time he also served as an assistant Chaplain and company Clerk. He went on to college to study Criminal Justice, and served in the Baltimore City Police Department from 1956 until his retirement as a Sergeant in 1990. During his career he patrolled as a beat officer, performed juvenile counseling, 911 communications, and radio repair.

Along with his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years: Joan Elaine (Kemper) Reed, who passed in February of 2014.

He is survived by his two loving daughters: Kathleen M. Strand and Evelyn A. Dieterich; his two devoted sons: Charles R. Reed and Christopher J. Reed; his six granddaughters: Melissa, Jennifer, Rebecca, and Emma Reed, Jessica and Monica Dieterich; his grandson Davey Belford; and his two great granddaughters: Hailey and Lillian.

The family invites friends to visit at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. The procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 AM on Friday to go to St. Jane Frances Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM. His burial will follow, with military honors, in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at, and feel free to express your condolences below as well.

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Kim Reed
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Please know that we loved Uncle Charles. We wish we could be there with you all, including Dad, but we can't.And we send our love, thoughts and prayers to you all in this time. Love to all and many prayers <3

Charles Robert Reed
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Why I Love My Dad
He has always been my Hero! He has always been there for me, as a child an adult. It is a blessing to have a Dad that love me. He tought me to love my mother, wife, and children without condition. Without him I would not have learned to love the Lord God. Yes he made mistakes that he was very sorry for and always went to cofession to ask God for forgivness. God blessed him with a great Mother, and wife that loved everyone equally, strangers and family. He was dedicated to his marriage vowels; for better or worse to death do them part. Why because he really loved his wife. He was willing to give up all his selfish needs to care for her. God was watching him and knew he was a good man.
Yes as one of his children I haven't always done what he may have wished for me, but the number one thing I have done is loved God. His grandchildren loved him very much. All the things I have done for him over the last few years, was because I loved him with all my heart. I pray he forgave me for my weak moments. One of the biggest mistakes I make is not putting my troubles in God's hands, only he can give me guidance. Dad was a good man, I wish to be just like my Dad. I love my Dad! I thank God he gave me the chance to spend time quality with him over the last few years. Don't wait for tomorrow to spend time with the ones you love.

Carol Fritts
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Chris, Dana and family, I am so sorry for your loss, you and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kurt Fritsch
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
My condolences to the Reed Family

David Eastman
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
I fondly remember Charles from our days in the Baltimore Police Department. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Charles. He always kept us laughing!
David Eastman
Pawleys Island, SC

Joy Engle & Rick Butler
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Those we love never die, just depart before we do. Be strong.

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