R. Ronald Reedy, 77, Blue Ridge Communications GM, Lititz 4th of July organizer

By on November 22, 2016

R. Ronald (Ron) Reedy, 77, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, after a brief illness.

He was the husband of Brenda L. Houghton Reedy, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage this past Oct. 1. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Raymond S. and Edith V. Johnson Reedy.

Ron was a 1957 graduate of Warwick High School and attended the National College of Judiciary, University of Nevada, Reno campus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Naval Reserves from 1961 to 1967 and on active duty aboard the USS Dewey, the first guided missile frigate, from 1963 to 1965. He was the recipient of the National Defense Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Naval Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Ron was the retired general manager for Blue Ridge Communications, BRCTV 11, working from 1992 to 2008. Prior to this, he served as Lancaster County’s first district court administrator from 1974 to 1990. He also served as manager of the Republican headquarters from 1965 to 1969 and was the field representative for Congressman Edwin Eshleman of the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvaniafrom 1969 to 1974.

Ron served numerous years on the Fourth of July Committee, serving many as its chairman. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Lititz, was the Lititz Springs Park historian, a member of the Berks County Historical Society and the Circus Fans Association of America. He was formerly a Lititz Springs Park board president, chairman of Lititz 250 Celebration, the International Order of Odd Fellow Lodge 1050, was a Mason, and former member of the Congressional Staff Club and Court Administrators.

A member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church of Lititz since 1952, Ron served as church historian, church trustee, Sunday School superintendent and lay delegate.

He was the recipient of the Lancaster New Era Red Rose Award in 1996.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his three sons: Timothy S., married to Tina Reedy, of Lititz; Mark A., married to Crissy Reedy of Lititz; and Matthew A., married to Deborah Reedy, of Lebanon; and by his eight grandchildren: Hannah, Andrew, Grace, Gabrielle, Julia, Nicholas, Oliver, and Beatrice.

Services for Ron were held Nov. 21 at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Lititz. Interment was in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Ron’s memory to the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church Building Fund at the above address; the Warwick Release Time Program, 224 Skyview Lane, Lititz, PA 17543; or to Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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