The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 21, 2013

Benjamin D. Reed, 92, Elizabethtown

The Daily Item

— ELIZABETHTOWN — Benjamin D. Reed, 92, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Emmaus, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in M.S. Hershey Medical Center. 

Born in Sunbury, he was the son of the late Edgar and Frances (Wetzel) Reed. He was the husband of June E. (Wilkinson) Reed.    

He was an engineer and manager for PPL for over 30 years. After retirement, he worked as a consultant for North Cambria Fuel Company in Indiana, Pa. for 15 years.  

Benjamin honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the 344th Bomb Group.  

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Samuel E. Reed, of Golden, Colo., Scott C. Reed and wife Mary Kay, of Hartsel, Colo., and Frederick W. Reed and wife Ginger, of Honey Brook; one daughter, Rebecca L. Reed, of Palmyra; two brothers, George Reed, of Hershey and Thomas Reed, of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Benjamin D. Reed II; four brothers, James Albert, William Wetzel, John Edward, and Robert Lee “Pete”; and five sisters, Elsie Pauline “Sis” Bubb, June Isabelle Frits, Frances Marie “Doll” Gruber, Faye Elaine Mahoney, and Lois Anne Michaels.  

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus, followed by the funeral service at 2.

Burial will follow in Western Salisbury Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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