Obituary Listings

Stephen Lance Reed

April 2, 1941 March 3, 2018
Stephen Lance Reed
There are condolences waiting approval on Stephen's Tribute wall
Obituary for Stephen Lance Reed

Stephen Lance Reed
Bridgewater, NJ

Stephen Lance Reed, 76, of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born in Baltimore, Maryland; eventually moved to, and was raised in the Cape May, NJ area.

Steve enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960 and was honorably discharged with a rank of BT3 in 1964. He proudly served aboard the U.S.S. Fremont APA 44 as a boiler man.

Upon meeting Dorothy Bader on a blind date in Rio Grande, NJ, they subsequently married in 1967, moved to Roselle, NJ, then to Manville, NJ where their home in the Lost Valley area was flooded by Hurricane Doria in 1971. In 1974 they relocated to the Bridgewater, NJ area, and have resided there for over 44 years.

He worked for the A.B.L.E. Company based in Milford, Connecticut for over 35 years as a sales and service engineer in industrial instrumentation and controls.

During his Cape May High School years, Steve was a member of the Future Farmers of America Club, and worked on a farm owned by the Wuerker Family which currently now operates as a winery. An avid and accomplished cyclist, Steve’s specialty was a good hill climb and time trial. He is a lifetime member of the Somerset Wheelman Cycling Club, and a long time member of the New Jersey Triumph Association Automobile Club. His Triumph automobiles, especially his red TR-7, won several US National as well as Canadian National concours shows through the years; and the car was featured in an August-September 1997 British Car Magazine article. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Somerville, NJ. As a couple, Steve and Dorothy were active members of the USS Fremont Association, and attended their annual reunions throughout the United States. Nothing pleased him more than having his current car washed, waxed, and ready for another road trip.

Steve had a passion for doing home projects, restoring things, and was a true and meticulous handyman at heart. He was an avid fisherman and boater, loved gardening with his wife Dorothy, enjoyed restoring and riding his vintage Triumph motorcycle, loved reading western novels especially by Louis L’Amour, and enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Brunell Reed, his father, Meredith Reed, his sister, June, and a brother, Wayne.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Dorothy Bader Reed; his dear son, Kevin and wife Tanya of Stewartsville, NJ; two loving daughters, Karyn Fought of Chandler, AZ, and Kristin and husband Timothy Anderson of Ewing, NJ; 3 wonderful brothers, Gerald and wife Virginia of Villas, NJ, Dennis and wife Nancy of North Cape May, NJ, and Douglas and wife Karen of Glassboro, NJ; three cherished grandchildren, Bryson, Nolyn, and Erynn; and many adored nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4-8pm and Friday, March 9, 2018 from 9-10 am followed by a 10 am prayer service at the Branchburg Funeral Home located at 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876. Committal is private.

Should you wish to honor Steve’s memory, please consider either the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Stephen Lance Reed, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

8

Mar

4:00 PM 3/8/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Branchburg Funeral Home
910 US Highway 202 South Branchburg 08876 NJ
United States

Visitation

Friday

9

Mar

9:00 AM 3/9/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 3/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Branchburg Funeral Home
910 US Highway 202 South Branchburg 08876 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

9

Mar

10:00 AM 3/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Branchburg Funeral Home
910 US Highway 202 South Branchburg 08876 NJ
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Stephen Lance Reed

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Stephen

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...