Jack graduated from Lockport High School in 1946 and went on to the University of Buffalo, where he received a Bachelor's Degree. He also served in the US Army during the Korean War. Jack's entrepreneurial career started in 1946, starting Reid's Custard Stand, he started with his brother, J. Ward Reid, which was the predecessor of Reid's Drive In. Jack enjoyed golfing and he was very charitable with local youth sports. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Judith A. Suits Reid, who passed away on October 8, 2011, and his former wife, Mary Ann Pschirrer Reid, who passed away April 25, 2008.
Jack is survived by his children, Thomas (Cheryl) Reid, Richard (Sally) Reid, Sandra (Bud) Whitmore and David (Michele) Reid, all of Lockport; grandfather of Jill, Heidi, Emily, Alex, Andy, Bailey and Brandon Reid, Jaclyn (Jeffrey) Doyle, Bridget (Joseph) Licata and Jonathan (Brittany Palia) Reid, all of Lockport, and Christopher (Jennifer) Whitmore of Boynton Beach, FL; and great-grandfather of eight. Jack was the uncle of Paul (Katie) Reid and Robert (Lisa); and the brother of the late J. Ward Reid.
Friends may call on Tuesday afternoon from 2-7 PM, in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, Inc., 242 Genesee Street, Lockport, where services will be held on Wednesday at 12 PM. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094, would be appreciated by the family.
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