Thomas E. (Tim) Reed Sr. died Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 95 in Conway, S.C.
Mr. Reed was born in DuBois, Pa., on Dec. 19, 1925, to Thomas and Evelyn Reed.
Mr. Reed graduated from Corry High School in 1944. He married Genevieve Wascak on Jan. 20, 1951.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Genevieve (Gen) Reed; his parents Thomas and Evelyn Reed; his sisters, Gwen Aikens and Donna Emerson; his brother-in-law, Cliff Aikens; sister-in-law, Virginia Reed; and son-in-law, Michael Tinko. His brother Harley Reed died two days later on Jan. 3.
Mr. Reed is survived by four children, Cathy Tinko of Corry, Pa., Deborah Carnegie of Bear Lake, Pa., Thomas E. (Sally) Reed Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Paula Kane of Woodbridge, Va.; five grandchildren, Joel Bailey, Carly Hopkins, Charles T. and Danielle Carnegie, and Thomas E. Reed, III; as well as three great-grandchildren, Scott and Kristina Bailey and Violet Hopkins. He also is survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Emerson.
Mr. Reed enlisted and proudly served in the Army Air Corps and was a Veteran of WWII. He received an Honorable Discharge as Corporal, 336th Station Complement Squadron, Army of the United States. He flew as a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber. Mr. Reed also taught air-to-air and air-to-ground gunnery to French and Chinese officers before being deployed to Guam and Saipan.
Mr. Reed retired from Corry Jamestown Manufacturing after working there for 35 years. Mr. Reed and his wife, Gen, traveled throughout the United States and wintered in Yuma, Arizona.
A Mass and Graveside Services will be determined at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, P.O. Box 911 Shanksville, PA 15560.
Please reference that they are being made in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Reed Sr.