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Kenneth "Buzz" E. Reid Jr.

December 15, 1938 April 6, 2018
Kenneth "Buzz" E. Reid Jr.
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Kenneth (Buzz) E. Reid Jr., 79 passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He is survived by his wife Marion (Lupin) with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this June.
Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Kenneth E Reid Sr. and Ruth (Rehrig) Reid of Lehighton. He graduated from Lehighton High School in 1956 and entered the United States Marine Corps shortly thereafter.
After serving in the Marines, Buzz earned his Bachelor of Education from East Stroudsburg University and took his first teaching position in Binghamton, New York. From there he became a member of the Lehighton Area School District faculty and served as head of the Mathematics Department for kindergarten through grade 12. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Kutztown State College and received advanced credits from Lehigh University. During his 11 years at Lehighton Buzz was also head track coach for the Indians leading the team to three championships in the Lehigh Valley League. He also served as assistant football coach while in Lehighton.
After his time in Lehighton, Buzz spent 19 years with the Pleasant Valley School District. During his tenure at PV he held the positions of Assistant High School Principal and Athletic Director, Principal of the John C. Mills Middle School, Assistant Superintendent of Schools and Superintendent of Schools. In 2006 Pleasant Valley School District inducted him into their Hall of Fame.
Buzz was an avid golfer in his younger years and a member of the Lehighton Elks serving as a past Exalted Ruler. He was also a charter member of the West End Rotary Club and member of the West End Lion’s Club. Buzz was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. Always a sports fan, especially Ohio State and Woody Hayes, Buzz never missed an opportunity to watch the Buckeyes. In addition to spending time with his family, Buzz’s best memories are of his years spent teaching and coaching.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his son Mark, husband of Crystal of North Andover MA, and two daughters Sally, wife of Dan Dixon of Granger, IN, and Mary, wife of Tony Piccone of West Chester, PA.; and five grandchildren; Sam and Audrey Dixon, John Reid and Sofia and Nick Piccone.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 10th at 11AM at Zion UCC 2nd & Iron Streets Lehighton with Reverend Dr. Jennifer Bannerman officiating, Committal Service will be private. A calling will be held on Monday, April 9th from 6:30-8:30PM at Schaeffer Funeral Home 3rd & Alum Streets Lehighton. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Zion UCC church at 225 Iron Street, Lehighton PA 18235, Lehighton Ambulance Association 516 Iron Street Lehighton PA 18235 or Marines Toys for Tots Foundation Gift Processing Adm. 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172

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11:00 AM 4/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Zion United Church of Christ

225 Iron Street
Lehighton, PA 18235

A Calling will be held on Monday, April 9th from 6:30-8:30 PM at Schaeffer Funeral Home 3rd & Alum Streets Lehighton The Committal Service will be private

Zion United Church of Christ
225 Iron Street Lehighton 18235 PA
United States

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