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Harold Reed, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and generous brother and uncle, died October 12, 2018 at the age of 98. When asked, he attributed his longevity to being a good boy and marrying the right woman.

Harold grew up in Cochran, Georgia, the son of the late Joseph and Ray Reed. He attended elementary and high school in Cochran and graduated from the University of Georgia. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Upon returning to the states he took a job as one of the original salesmen of the Zep Manufacturing Co. and shortly thereafter married his sweetheart, Esther Maltinsky. Together they raised four children, Linda, Ron, Martin, and Rick. They were also blessed with one grandson, Otto.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Monday at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Avigdor Slatus.

The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers: Betty Welch, Beatrice Perry, Cynthia Givens, Tashawanda Beasley, Latronda Mathis, Stephanie Johnson, Sibley Davis, Sherry Clark, Deloris Reed, Judy Green, Jameshia Baker, Buckingham at Home, and Hospice Savannah nurse Gwen Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

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  1. Ramon and Renie Silverman says:

    Ramon and I were so sorry to hear that Harold passed away.
    The obit really described a wonderful man who along with his wife did so much for the community. He will truly be missed.

  2. Rochelle Ziglin says:

    Linda, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember spending many days (and nights) at your house with your Mom, Dad, and brothers! Are you still in Savannah, would love to catch up.

  3. Amanda McLaughlin Cannon says:

    Mrs. Reed, Linda and family,
    I am sorry about Mr. Reed’s passing, but he was so fortunate to have such a long life and a wonderful family. Just a couple of weeks ago I rode down 55th St.past your old house and wondered how the Reed family was doing. I’m sending my prayers of thanksgiving for a life well lived and for comfort for those left behind.

  4. Bea Perry says:

    With deepest sympathy

  5. Tashawanda Beasley says:

    My prayers go out to the Reed family. I’m so blessed to be your caregiver and meet a great man like you. You’re a great husband, father, grandpa, and also friend. May you rest peacefully. You’re going to be truly missed.

  6. Gail Alpern Ginsberg says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the Reed family. I remember how much my parents enjoyed being with “Aunt Esther and Uncle Harold” as they were friends in the good ole days.

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