Alexander C. Reed, 87

Alexander C. Reed, 87, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, Calif.

He was born on Jan. 14, 1925, in New Haven, Conn. and lived in Cleveland, graduating from Wist Technical High School in 1943.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the C.B’s and Marines in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946. After World War II, he graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1950, and Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1953.  Internship and Residency Training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology was obtained at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and University Hospitals in Cleveland from 1953 to 1957.  He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow in American College of Physicians.  His professional practice was in Consultative Medicine and Cardiology in Lima, (1957-1984) and included affiliation with Lima Memorial Health Care Systems and St. Rita’s Medical Center, served as Chief of Medicine at both institutions; President of Lima and Allen County Medical Association and Allen County Heart Association.  He was a member of Market Street Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder.

In 1985, he became Medical Director of Crown Equipment Corporation and became a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  He retired in 1992.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Dicke Reed, married in 1951, whom he met on a blind date in New Bremen.  They are blessed with two children, Laura K. Reed of Harper Woods, Mich. and Jeffrey C. Reed (Janine) of Menlo Park, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Megan and Katherine Reed of Menlo Park and Anton Reed Mikolowski of Harper Woods, Mich..

Family vacations and fishing in the wilderness of Canada were always a great pleasure for him.

A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang, officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Lock Two Cemetery in New Bremen.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or a charity of personal choice.  

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling the arrangements.  

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