EAST LIVERPOOL — Jay Donald Reed, 68, of East Liverpool, passed away June 12, 2019 in New Philadelphia, Ohio at the Community Hospice’s Truman House.
Born May 31, 1951 in East Liverpool, he was the son of the late James Donald Reed and Mabel Lucetta Reed (nee Brown). He was a graduate of Bloomington High School in California and a member of the First Christian Church in Wellsville.
Mr. Reed was an Instrument Repair Technician by trade and had worked as head electrician and mechanical engineer for the Church Budget Supply in Salem, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife Lynda Ruthan Reed (nee Daelke); his children, Leanna Apodoca of Canyon Lake, Calif.; James Reed, Eric Reed, Joshua Reed, all of East Liverpool; Autumn Reed of Wellsville and Cody Reed of East Liverpool; 16 grandchildren; and his brother Mark of East Liverpool.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the First Christian Church, 831 Main St., Wellsville. Visitation 2 p.m. until time of service.
His body was donated to Northeast Ohio Medical University’s medical teaching and research program to aid in the training of the next generation of doctors, nurses and researchers. His ashes will be sprinkled in the Ohio River in East Liverpool.