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Sharon M. Reed

January 3, 2020

Sharon M. ReedSharon Marriam Reed, 77, of Punta Gorda, FL and Fishers Landing, NY passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon was born in Brownville on August 4, 1942, daughter of Harold and Marguerite "Peggy" Gould Marriam. She was a graduate of General Brown School and received her associates degree from JCC. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree and then her Master of Science in Education degree from SUNY Potsdam. On May 29, 1966 she married Douglas J. Reed in Omar United Methodist Church with Rev. Card officiating.

For 30 years she served Alexandria Bay Central School as an English teacher, retiring in June 1998. She was actively involved in several theater productions, the teachers union and the computer lab. She was a keynote speaker at high school commencements.

While in Punta Gorda, Sharon was a member of the American Legion, the Elks and Moose lodges, and enjoyed making new best friends. While in Fishers Landing, she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton, The Study Club, Stock Market Investment Club, Crafty Critters, and owned and operated "A Little Bit of This" gift shop. Sharon enjoyed boating and traveling with her beloved husband Doug and hosting family get-togethers.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Douglas, Punta Gorda and Fishers Landing; four children and their spouses, Philip (Margaret) Reed, Fishers Landing, Suzanne (R. Steven) Dobson, Palm Coast, FL, D. Scott (Amy) Reed, Manlius, and Roxanne (Matthew) Watson, Delmar; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandsons; two brothers and one sister; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. One brother predeceased her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, at noon at Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton with Rev. Lisa Busby, pastor, presiding. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion in Alexandria Bay following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon's name may be made to either River Hospital, 4 Fuller St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 or Jefferson Rehabilitation Center Foundation Capital Campaign, PO Box 41, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#56 Sissy Zon 2020-01-16 19:46
I knew Sharon and Doug during my years hostessing at Cavallarios. Both my husband Sam and I respectfully send our condolences and prayers for Sharon and all of her family.
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#55 Randy Hewitt 2020-01-12 09:52
Dear Mr. Reed and Family - I was so sorry to learn of Mrs. Reed's passing. She was a great lady and teacher. She introduced us to wonderful books and ideas. I know you will miss her vey much. Sincerely - Randy H
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#54 Tom Folino 2020-01-11 22:25
My deepest sympathy to you, Doug, and family at this most difficult and sad time. God bless.
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#53 Qconnie Cavallario 2020-01-11 10:56
My sincerest sympathies to Doug and family.
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#52 Rebecca Stone 2020-01-10 19:10
I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Sharon “in her prime,” but could tell by the sparkle in her eyes and the sarcasm in her voice that she was a force. And as I read some of the other postings, I can picture her as you all had known her. I am sorry to have met the Reeds under the circumstances we did, but feel honored to have seen the love and dedication in their family. I wish I could be there to celebrate her life with you all today. Words cannot express how incredibly sorry I am for your loss (I really wanted her to show me that bar stool at Foxy’s!)...plea se don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do. She is a lady I will never forget!
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#51 Tracy Megan 2020-01-10 10:09
To the Reed family,
Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow...Gently , may friends ease your pain.. Softly, may peace replace heartaches and may warmest memories remain. Rest in Peace Mrs. Reed you were such a special lady!
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#50 Keith Poss 2020-01-10 08:53
Sharon will always be in my memory as the life of the party, especially at Phil and Margaret's wedding. I'll never forget her "Tina Turner" and leading Dick around the dance floor by his tie. Julius and I will keep the Reed family in our prayers.
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#49 Ruth and Ross Webster 2020-01-09 17:10
Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this time. Please accept our condolences
Ruth & Ross Webster
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#48 David Thiebeau 2020-01-09 12:01
Doug, Words are so inadequate at a time like this. There is so little one can say, but my heart goes out to you. May God hold you in His arms and heal the sorrow that you feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dave Thiebeau
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#47 Tim & Pam Clement 2020-01-09 01:05
Our deepest condolences to Doug and the Reed family. Sharon and your family will be in our prayers. May the memories soften your pain at this time.
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