W. Kathleen (Kathy) Reid, 1940-2019

The following obituary appeared on the www.catoredcreek.com website a few days ago. A memorial service is planned by Kathy’s long-time church, Chelsea Community Church, at its host church, St. Peter’s Chelsea (346 West 20th St., NY, NY), for Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. All who wish to honor her memory are welcome.

Kathleen “Kathy” Reid, 79, a former resident of Manhattan, NY, passed away on November 07, 2019. Born in the Town of Victory on August 24, 1940, Kathy was the daughter of the late S. Webster Reid and Loretto (Maroney) Reid.  Kathy graduated co-salutatorian from Red Creek Central Schools in 1958, and graduated cum laude from LeMoyne College in Syracuse in 1962. She received an MA in Religious Education from Catholic University of America in 1964/65. Her initial teaching career at Immaculata College for Women in Washington, D.C. was interrupted by a serious car accident in 1964. She then began to work in direct marketing, first in D.C. for the National Council of Catholic Men, then in New York City for Herder Publishers, and then for Scholastic Inc.

A seven-week federal jury case broke her corporate focus and led to Kathy starting Reid Resources, her own marketing consulting and creative direction company, which supported her comfortably until she retired in 2011.
Kathy was a volunteer for her non-denominational church, Chelsea Community Church. She also volunteered with the union of the FDNY after the attacks of 9/11/01, and for Rising Hope, where she taught in a spiritual education program in men’s prisons in Upstate New York. More recently, she had lived in her studio apartment in Manhattan, struggling with mobility and other health issues.

Kathy was predeceased by her parents, S. Webster Reid, and Loretto (Maroney) Reid; a sister, Betty Dowd; and a brother, Web Reid. She is survived by her sisters, Joyce (Tom) Beman, Margaret Blondell, Linda (Dick) Pullen, and, Melanie (Jimmy) Boyd; a special friend, Joelma Soares; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. Kathy wishes were to donate her body to medical research. For those wishing to make contributions in Kathys name, they may do so to the Chelsea Community Church, 346 W 20th St., New York, NY, 10011. Arrangements were entrusted with the Becker-Keysor Funeral Home, Red Creek. www.catoredcreek.com

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