Obituary of Edna Reid
Edna L. Reid, 87, of Fayetteville, died peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Iroquois Nursing Home where she was temporarily residing for rehabilitation.
She was born in Prospect Heights Hospital in Brooklyn on May 8, 1931. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Henry “Hank” Reid and her daughter, Carol, who passed away at the age of 7. Surviving are her daughters, Kristine (Phil) Valcarcel of Milford, PA, and Linda (Bill-deceased) Schellinger, of Fayetteville.
She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Brooklyn with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins where her grandmother had a farm. She and Hank moved their growing family to Pearl River early in their married life. They were heavily involved in the Masonic Order and the Order of the Eastern Star as well as the Pearl River Methodist Church where they raised their daughters. They moved to East Syracuse when her grandchildren were young. She always considered herself very fortunate to have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and then two beautiful grandsons. She saw her grandsons grow up, graduate from college, get married -- and she was additionally blessed with 4 great-grandchildren. Her grandson, Michael (Stephanie) Schellinger resides in DeWitt with their children, Calvin (4) and Miles (2), and her other grandson, Kevin (Lauren) Schellinger resides in Williamsville, NY, with their children George (5) and Maeve (2). Her immediate family extended to her daughter Linda’s stepchildren, Steve (Kim) Schellinger who reside in Syracuse with their son, Ben (14), and Karen (Mark) Leutner who reside in Prior Lake, MN, with their sons Brian (15) and Sean (11). She had a very close relationship with her brother, Howie, her nieces and nephew and was grateful for their love and caring attention throughout her life.
Edna worked in the banking industry as a teller and she and Hank both retired early so that they could have the freedom to spend time in Florida and wherever their children were living. After Hank died she gathered her strength and joined the YMCA where she swam several times a week and became involved in her women’s circle at the DeWitt Community Church where she was a member. She was so grateful for the friendships she made both at the Y and at DeWitt Community Church. She will be remembered as a Strong Woman – May we know them, may we be them and may we raise them. She and Hank are together again.
Services will be Monday, July 30 at 4 pm at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt. Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4 pm, prior to the service.
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