Resolution J2671-2013

Mourning the death of Joseph G. Reid, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community



  • Jun 22, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death of Joseph G. Reid, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is with great sorrow and deep regret that  this  Legislative
Body records the passing of Joseph G. Reid, on Monday, June 17, 2013, at
the age of 88, noting the significance of his purposeful life and accom-
plishments; and
  WHEREAS,  A World War II veteran, Joseph G. Reid served his country as
a member of the United States Army with the 17th Airborne  Division;  he
served  in  the Battle of the Bulge, and was the recipient of the Bronze
Star and two Purple Hearts; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph G. Reid distinguished himself in his profession and by
his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to  the  welfare  of
his community; and
  WHEREAS,  He  was  a  member of the International Brotherhood of Union
Carpenters for 36 years, and was a past president of The Blackthorn Club
and the Bishop Timon Fathers Club; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph G. Reid was a man of values and commitment whose  warm
smile  and  true compassion were generously given for the benefit of his
community as well as the quality of life in it; he received  the  Father
of  the Year Award from the Holy Name Society of St. Thomas Aquinas, and
was a Goin' South Irishman of the Year honoree; and
  WHEREAS, Predeceased by his wife, Mary Catherine Conrad Reid, and nine
siblings, Joseph G. Reid is survived by eight children, Kathryn (George)
Gould, Michael (Louise) Reid, Raymond (Mary) Reid, Jack  (Tracie)  Reid,
Patrick  Reid,  Mary Jo (Ed) Hardesty, Suzanne Reid, and Timothy (Caryn)
Reid; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law,
Dolores Reid, Freida Reid and Monica Conrad; and many nieces  and  neph-
ews; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Joseph G. Reid leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting  memory  to  all  he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
celebrate the life and contributions of Joseph G. Reid, and to offer its
sincere condolences to his family; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Joseph G. Reid.


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