NORTH KINGSVILLE — Jeff Allen Reed, age 52, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. He had recently battled throat cancer and was in recovery.
He was born Nov. 26, 1960, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Allen and Judith (Wright) Reed and was a lifelong resident of Ashtabula County.
Jeff was a graduate of A-Tech. A skilled Mason, he had an honored reputation as being very precise and taking personal pride in his work. Many buildings from Ashtabula to Cleveland were built with his professional touch.
His greatest pride was his son, Jeffrey. He loved to hunt with him. He was a skilled hunter and enjoyed taxidermy as a part-time hobby. His home was adorned with his mounts. Jeff felt most comfortable in the woods and often went for walks with his dog just to be in the outdoors.
Jeff is survived by his son, Jeffrey Reed of Dorset, Ohio; sister, Donna (Vernon) Pilkington, and nephews, Codi and Dusti, all of Denmark Township; aunts and uncles, Cookie and Ronald Ziegler, and Barb and Ray Caudill, all of Ashtabula; and step-mother, Hazel (Osborne) Reed of North Kingsville. He is also survived by many other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
No services will be held. Per his wishes, cremation will take place.
DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, has charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.