James I. “Jim” Reed, Jr.

April 15, 2023
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Penn Yan – James I. “Jim” Reed, Jr.,  age 77, passed away at Albany Medical Center on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Friends may call Tuesday (April 25th) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to the Himrod Volunteer Fire Department, 3530 Himrod Rd., Himrod, NY 14842.

Jim was born August 25, 1945 to the late James I. Reed, Sr. and Mildred Ross Reed. He grew up in Bellona. Jim graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1964. As a younger man, Jim worked for Covert’s Automotive and Marble’s Automotive. He retired from Knapp & Schlappi Lumber after 30 years of service.

Jim was an honest, hardworking, caring man. A long-time blood donor, Jim was an active member and held various positions with the Himrod Volunteer Fire Department and the Penn Yan Area Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Jim was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and collected Allis  Chalmers memorabilia and toy tractors. He enjoyed working in the yard and gardening; and enjoyed country music and attending auctions.

On August 28, 2010, Jim married Karen Quinn. He is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Mary Ann Reed, Liz Reed and James Michael “Mike” Reed; step-son, Alex Kuehne; beloved dogs, Bailey and Riley; brother, Emerson “Gene” (Kathy) Reed; sisters, Abbie (Bob) Church, Sally (Scott) Stearns, Mary (Gilbert) Oswald and Jill (David Lakey) Rapp; mother-in-law, Joanne Quinn; brothers-in-law, Stephen (Robin) Quinn, Michael (Niki) Quinn and David Quinn; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; and many good friends.

Jim was predeceased by his parents; and by his niece Michelle “Shelly” Reed.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Reed family.


Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2583 E Main St.
Gorham, NY
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Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
1:00 PM
2583 E Main St.
Gorham, NY
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Soukanh Sayavong Hildreth from ELKRIDGE, MD on Apr. 18, 2023

Mike, so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our families prayers.

Kevin Stone from Foley Alabama on Apr. 18, 2023

Sorry for your loss Mike and Family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

April Mintun from Rapid city SD on Apr. 18, 2023

Sorry for your loss

Gayla DeWick Niled from Phelps, NY on Apr. 19, 2023

My sympathy goes out to all the Reed family.

Connie Scott from Penn Yan, NY on Apr. 21, 2023

Karen. So sorry to hear about Jim. My thoughts are with you and your family. Connie

Meddy Jacques on Apr. 23, 2023

May all that mourn find peace... ?

Shelly Morton from Chillicothe, Ohio on Apr. 24, 2023

Mike and family-I’m so sorry for your loss. Your father was a good, sweet man. I will never forget the joy you two experienced in Canton for Hall of Fame week and I’m sure you won’t either. Praying for peace and healing for you during this difficult time. Sending lots of love!

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