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Steven G. Reed
May 16, 1965 ~ May 8, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
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Steven George Reed, also known as Fluffy, took his last ride into the night on May 8th, 2023 at 57 years young to join his parents, Janice and Lawrence Reed in the beyond while breaking countless hearts along the way.
Born in Patterson, New Jersey, on May 16, 1965, Steve thankfully escaped the Garden State to the Empire State early in his life; settling in Central Square, which is so far upstate, it’s nearly Canada to anyone outside of Syracuse. This is where his lifelong friends whom he graced with his presence until the end of his days met and started their over 50 year reign of nerdism.
Unofficially adopted later into this D&D and Steelers Football fan club was his 11 year younger brother, Kevin Reed.
After high school, Steve, sprinted, which was unheard of, out of his small town and joined the Army. He served overseas from 1984 to 1988 where he was honorably discharged and came home to Central Square with his first child, Daniela and his first wife. There, he had his second child, Kenneth and lived out his early days with barbeques, beer, overcooked steak
and shoveling snow because he thought Upstate New York was a great place to torture us all. With his second wife, Steve added three more kids into the mix, McKenzie, Kaylea and Logan who were all thrust into the life of football Sundays, cupcake ice cream cones for his birthday and the bad luck curse he passed to all of us (Thanks Dad). Steve ensured his kids understood the important things in life like Led Zeppelin, football, colorful swearing, great whiskey, the purr of a Harley and finding someone who loves you for you.
Third times a charm because Steve’s wife of nearly 5 years, his Hotness, April Reed, loved him for who he was and the protection, peace and love he provided her. He brought out the biker babe in her and she helped tame what no one else could. While falling for such a woman, he was honored with 3 more (Step) children, Stephanie, Marlene and John, who welcomed him into their lives and loved him as much as he loved their significant others, kids and their mother. He cherished all the laughs, visits, adventures, and trips he was able to take with them over the 8 years he was a part of their lives.
(Barely) surviving are those left behind: his wife, April Reed, his 5 children, Daniela (Neil) Tierson, Kenneth (McKayla) Reed, Mckenzie Watkins, Kaylea Reed and Logan (Nina) Reed, his 3 step children, Stephanie (Peter) Gennett, Marlene Potoczak and John (Ashley) Potoczak, his Brother, Kevin (Jackie) Reed, his former wives Conny Schmidt and Melissa Sawkins, his nieces, Ava and Harper and his 14 Grandchildren, Liam, Gunner, Mckayla, Carter, Ari, Solon, Natalie, Emma, Jayce, Kinsley, Arthur, Lucy, Lena and Sommer.
Second family, friends and coworkers are also enduring the devastating loss of Steve so we’re hoping you will all come to his Celebration of Life on Friday May 19th from 4-8pm at the Central Square American Legion Fuller-Taylor Post 915. This is for those who want to pay respects, show support to the family, cheers with whiskey in his honor or hear that sweet purr from a Harley that he loved so much.
To all those who will ride with him in their hearts, Steve will be riding with you so no road will ever be too long because you’ll always be in good company. That and remember his favorite line: Gas, Grass or A$$- no one rides for free.
In Lieu of flowers, please donate to either the Central Square American Legion or Clear Path for Veterans.