Walter M. Reed, Sr., 88, of Lakewood passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
Walter was born on May 18, 1924 in Long Branch and was a lifelong Freehold area resident. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and Korea retiring after 21 years of service at the rank of Master Sergeant. Walter was then employed by the US Post Office in Farmingdale and the Monmouth County Park System. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 2000 and the Adelphia Fire Company.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mount and Fannie Estelle Reed; four brothers, Sherman, Eden, Sylvester and Harry Reed; and his sister, Mae Barkalow. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Maude L. Reed; his sons, Walter M. Reed, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Pt. Pleasant and Steven A. Reed and his wife, Shelly of Brick; his daughter, Susan L. Reed of Lakewood; his grandsons, Sun Jason Reed of Carmel, Indiana and Michael B. Reed and his wife, Darla of Toms River; and his great grandchildren, Dylan and Christian Reed of Toms River.
Visiting at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM. Inurnment to follow at Adelphia Cemetery at the convenience of the family. For those who desire, memorial contributions in memory of Walter may be made to Jersey Shore Animal Center, 185 Brick Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08723, For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.