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Glenn A. Reed

March 13, 1949 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

Glenn Allen Reed

March 13, 1949 – November 19, 2020


 

Brewer – It is with heavy hearts that we announce Glenn’s passing. Glenn completed his work on earth on November 19th at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor after a courageous and long battle against progressive supranuclear palsy. His youngest brother Kevin was at his side

Glenn was born to Doris “Kate” Westwood Reed and Clarence Reed in North New Portland, Maine on March 13, 1949. He grew up on the family dairy farm (Cold Spring Ranch) in North New Portland.

After graduating from Carrabec High School, Glenn joined the Army Company C 25th division infantry and served with the rank of Sergeant E-5 in Vietnam from 1970 through 1971.

After his service to our country he attended Boston University and the University of Maine at Machias.

Glenn was later a member of the Maine Air National Guard and retired from duty in 2009.

Glenn enjoyed music, especially rock and roll bands, and the many musical instruments he acquired over the years. He was also a voracious reader. He had an extensive knowledge on many subjects including vehicles, boats, guns, and politics to name a few. Glenn also loved Dunkin Donuts coffee and his brother Kevin and Glenn’s friend Tom made sure he had his daily cup.

Glenn was somewhat of a loaner but did enjoy get-togethers with his drinking buddies on Thursday nights playing cards and listening to the Rolling Stones.

Glenn was the middle sibling of seven. He is survived by his siblings David Reed, twins June Simoneau and Joyce Marble, Gary Reed and twins Kathleen Snowdeal and Kevin Reed and his wife Linda. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Glenn resided at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor from October 2015 through November 19, 2020. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff; especially his primary caregivers Michelle and Jamie, and his Hospice nurse Auburn. His youngest brother Kevin was a vigilant advocate for Glenn for the many years Glenn suffered from PSP. His sister June was also an important part of insuring Glenn was well cared for.

Glenn was predeceased by his parents and his best friend Tom Frost.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Once a soldier always a soldier.
Rest in Peace dear Glenn.

 

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