On November 07, 2022, Hammond Reed of Bel Air died at the age of 90 after a long illness. He was surrounded by family and friends. Born on July 27, 1932, he was the second son of Edward and Edna (Hammon) Reed. He grew up in the city of Bellevue, New Jersey where between the ages of eight and nine, he delivered groceries for the Mullers Corner Store, pulling the deliveries in a wagon. In 1953, he received an appointment to the West Point Military Academy where he flunked the physical due to his flat feet! He attended Rutgers University where he was a part of the Army ROTC program and was elected into the prestigious Scabbard & Blade honorary military society. He was a member of the Rutgers Varsity Football team and a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1954 with a degree in Civil Engineering. On July 16, 1960, he married Kay (Tipton) Reed of Perryville at St. Marks Church. They went on to have two children, which they both adored. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence as a 1st Lieutenant, primarily at the Pentagon. He went on to work in sales and development for Interpace, Lock Joint, and most recently, Kappe Associates. Throughout his life, he was active in several organizations and churches, most notably: Maryland Emmaus, the Engineers Club, Upward Sports, and many other organizations that he passionately and faithfully served. In his later years, he served as a Deacon and Elder within his church congregation and acted as Assistant Coach for his grandson’s basketball team. He loved to watch sporting events (especially football & basketball), eat pizza, and enjoyed all things sweet, especially chocolate.
He is predeceased by his parents Edward and Edna Reed and his brother, Edward Reed.
He is survived by his wife Kay, of 60 years, his son Gregory and wife Kelly of Abingdon, his daughter Lisa and husband Jason of Forest Hill, and nine grandchildren: Tyler, Michael, Alyssa, Jacob, Mason, Evan, Maddie, and Lexi.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Upward Sports in memory of Hammond Reed.