Ralph Reed

Obituary of Ralph H. Reed

2/20/1926 - 9/27/2023

Ralph Henry Reed, long-time resident of Brooklyn, NY entered into eternal rest on 9/27/2023.  Ralph was born on February 20th, 1926, the child of Rushmore H. and Mary A. Reed.  Ralph proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. Upon discharge from the military, he worked as a mechanic at Flatbush Chevrolet before being hired by The New York Telephone Company where he worked as an installer for almost 40 years - a job he described as “like a fine wine, it got better with age…”

He met his beautiful bride Eileen (nee O’Connor) at a dance in Bay Ridge Brooklyn; they wed on August 29th, 1953. Together they raised 8 children. Feeling lost after the death of his beloved Eileen in 1994, Ralph volunteered his time helping feed the homeless, along with many other widows and widowers.  While doing “God’s Work” he would come to meet the person who became his closest and dearest friend, Marguerite. Ralph realized his life was entering its “Second Act” and with Marguerite by his side, they both enjoyed fantastic trips, wonderful meals and many laughs with their circle of friends. 

Ralph is survived by his children: Ralph E. (Kathleen), Timothy, Maureen O’Connell (Matt), Peter (Patty), Robert, Janet Marzano (Daniel), Julie, and Mary Ellen Wuerker (Ken).  He was also a beloved grandfather to 8 grandchildren and a great- grandfather to 6 (with one more on the way!). 

May he rest in peace. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Please follow this link to make a donation online: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation


Forever In Our Hearts


Calling hours will be Monday, October 2 from 2:00 - 7:00 PM at Marine Park Funeral Home, Inc., 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY.


A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 3 at Good Shepherd R.C. Church, 1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, NY.


Burial to immediately follow in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village.


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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, October 2, 2023
Marine Park Funeral Home, Inc.
3024 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, New York, United States


10:00 am
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Good Shepherd R.C. Church
1950 Batchelder Street
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. John's Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, New York, United States
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