The Life of Patrick James Reid
Patrick James Reid, 30, of Blandon, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, July 17, 2020 in Richmond Township. He was the loving husband of Lindsey B. (Borgman) Reid, whom he married on January 1, 2018.
Born in Easton, PA, Patrick was a son of Dr. James H. Reid and Anne M. (Myers) Reid of Phillipsburg, NJ. He was a 2009 graduate of Warren County Technical School, Washington, NJ, and Pennsylvania College of Technology, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering.
Pat was employed as an Electronic Engineer by The Titus Company, Morgantown, since March. He previously worked as a Controls Technician at East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, and as a Maintenance Technician at Ashley Furniture, Leesport.
Patrick had an incredible sense of humor, a love for adventure and intense desire to see those around him happy. Pat was one of the sweetest and most accepting people you could meet. There was no judgement in him.
He loved travel and nature and everything that it entails, even planning. He would get lost in planning trips for the future and couldn’t wait to show his children the world outside their hometown. He was fascinated by birds and had an extensive knowledge of the birds in this area. He once spent an hour chasing some beautiful black and blue birds all over the side of a peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. He also loved Puffins and even traveled by ferry, to a puffin colony off the shore of Iceland, to sit in an observation deck and watch them. Pat enjoyed visiting good restaurants and trying all kinds of food, the spicier, the better. He was also a talented piano player.
In addition to his wife Lindsey, and parents, James and Anne, Patrick is survived by his two beautiful children and his pride and joy, Liam M. Reid, 21 months, and Emma H. Reid, three months; and sister, Leslie R. Reid, Philadelphia. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, William J. and Jamie (Soukup) Reid, who both tragically died August 11, 2013.
A memorial service to honor and remember Patrick’s life will be held privately by his family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s honor to The Patrick J. Reid Memorial Fund c/o The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101-2422.
Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, PA is assisting the Reid Family during this difficult time. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.
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Remembering Your Kindness
My heart aches for all of the Reid family right now. You may not remember me, but Patrick and I dated for a year in college. He was my first serious boyfriend and love, and even though we grew apart over the years and didn't keep in touch as much, he will always hold a very special place in my heart. We shared so many silly laughs and jokes together, and I'll never forget the kindness of his family when they welcomed me into their home.
One of my favorite memories of Patrick was actually when he got his wisdom teeth removed. His mom brought him home with a bright green McFlurry in tow, and the two of us laughed hysterically at him as he fawned over everything on the couch. Patrick was always making me laugh and always putting others happiness before his own. He struggled so much with his emotions, but I was so joyed to see him build such a beautiful family over the years.
Pat, I will never forget all of the firsts we shared. How you were there for me through some of the most difficult times of my life. Your smile and laughter always brightened up the room. We were young, in college, and ridiculous, but I'll cherish those memories forever. From writing poetry and music together in your tiny one bedroom apartment, to locking ourselves in the yearbook staff room, to midnight store runs, and to all of the kindness and love you showed...you were wonderful. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life. The world is a little less bright without you in it.
Love you always, and love to your family through this difficult time ❤️
Patrick's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Reid, I remember Patrick as a young lad when you would come to Fourth of July parties at my parents' home, Cass and John Burke. Our families enjoyed some good times together. And Dr. Reid took good care of Mom and Dad in their later years Patrick achieved much in his life and followed his passions. My heart aches for you and the loss you are bearing. Wishing you peace and healing.
Patrick I remember the day you were born. Your parents were so excited and of course it was St. Patrick's Day. I remember your Dad came into the office and he was so proud. That never changed your folks were always proud of you. I babysat for you, Will and Leslie and you did not give me an ounce of trouble. You will never be forgotten. Fly high with all the other angles in Heaven. Ellen Thomas-Piperata