Richard Reed, Palermo resident

Richard E. “Dick” Reed, 58, of Palermo, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 resulting from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Palermo.

A native of Star Lake, N.Y., he graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School in DeKalb Junction, N.Y. and from SUNY Canton.

He lived in Degrasse while he was employed 15 years by St. Joes Talc Mine in Edwards. He moved to Palermo and worked at Carrier Corp. in Syracuse for 15 years and was currently working for Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. in Brewerton for the past five years.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Louise (Curtis) Reed; grandparents, Arthur and Aneita Curtis; and a sister, Jackie Macauly.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Sharron Parrott Reed of Palermo; step-children, Pernell Curtis of Lauder Hill, Fla. and Robin Moore of Mexico; a daughter, Rebecca Reed of Alaska; siblings, Arthur (Dymphina) Reed of Jacksonville, Fla., Anita (Jerry) Hutton of Gouverneur, Helen Gray of Miami, Okla., and Sue (Terry) Reed of Edwards; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Calling hours were held Thursday Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Graveside services were held Friday at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Following the service, a gathering was held at the Palermo Town Park, County Route 45, Palermo.

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