Robert Francis Reed, 83, of McKeesport, passed away on November 17, 2021 due to heart failure. He is survived by Doreena Elliott, his loving companion of 34 years, and three sons: Shawn (Karen) of Coraopolis, Scott (Jill) of West Newton, and Brad (Melissa) of Monongahela. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Hailee, Sean, Cody, Jessie, and Connor; and three great grandchildren: Sean, Owen, and Maddy. He was preceded in death by parents Francis “Bricky” Reed and Rosanne (Carr) Reed of McKeesport and wife Eileen (Lewis) Reed of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Bob was a 1956 graduate of McKeesport High School, and a member of the United States Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command as a military police officer from 1956-1962. His service to his country included appointments in Germany, England, Iceland and the United States. Following his military service he worked in security and machinery operations. He was a proud member of the American Legion, AMVETS, Hibernians, 11th Ward Club, and Sheriff’s Association. Throughout his life he maintained an interest in military and Irish history, woodcarving and drawing.
There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. (412) 672-6322, Troy J. Gilbert, director. A private service and burial will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or the Coraopolis Train Station Project (www.CoraopolisTrainStationProject.org). Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 23, 2021.