Jeffrey Wayne Reed

obit-reed-isl-1SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Jeffrey Wayne Reed, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2016, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. He was born on Jan. 11, 1951, at the same hospital in Bar Harbor, the son of Raymond W. Reed Jr. and Margaret Tilden Reed. He spent his entire life in the hometown that he loved, Southwest Harbor.

Jeff graduated from Mount Desert Island High School in 1969 with the first graduating class after consolidation. He attended the University of Maine, at Orono. One of his first jobs was hauling blueberries for Nick Moody. He went on to work with trucks in many capacities. He managed the lobster company he worked for. When he left the lobster hauling company he became a partner in the ownership of Southwest Lobster and Fish. Upon the business being sold, he went back to Doug Gott and Sons as a project manager, which is where he spent his last working day. He was a man of many talents, mostly self-taught. His wife thought he could do anything! He was conscientious in all that he did.

Jeff leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Julie Reed. He is also survived by his daughter, Angela R. Paulsen and husband, Benjamin, of Seal Harbor, his son Kristopher N. Reed and wife, Katie, of Charleston, S.C., his grandchildren Nora and Elias Paulsen whom he adored, his sister Janice Staples and husband, Sput, of Swan’s Island, sister Karen Reed of Bar Harbor, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service. Private interment will be at Mount Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Fund, PO Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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