Alan E. Reed, 81, a longtime resident of East Coventry Township, passed away August
8th, 2018 at home.
Alan was born on June 20th, 1937 in East Falls, PA. He graduated from La Salle
College High School and went on to receive a BS from University of Notre Dame and an
MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was an officer in
the Army Finance Corps. Alan was involved with The Boy Scouts as a scout and later
as an assistant Scoutmaster in Kimberton PA. He was CEO and President of Reed
Associates Inc., which he founded with David Reed and Robert Buek, from 1973 until
his retirement in 2015. He was an avid narrow gauge railroad modeler, specializing in
Colorado in the fall of 1937. Alan loved gardening, rowing, antique jazz, squash, golf
and especially traveling, having been to all seven continents and both poles.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents Walter C. Reed and Rebecca (McVeigh)
Reed and brothers Donald and David. Alan is survived by his wife of 50 years Susan
(Schatz) Reed, son Peter H. Reed, daughter Margaret Reed Brehman and her husband
Scott Brehman, daughter Katherine A. Reed and her husband David Borror,
grandchildren Shelby Brehman, Caroline Brehman, Elizabeth Brehman and Philip Reed,
and sister Barbara Weir and her husband Donald Weir.
A celebration of Alan’s life will be held in private at a future date. In lieu of flowers,
donations to La Salle College High School, 8605 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA 19038 or click on the following link: www.lschs.org/gift will be greatly appreciated.