William “Bill” Reid

03/07/1937   —   02/04/2022

Memorial Contributions: 

Alzheimer’s Association



West Michigan Hospice


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  • Nadine Kudlack

    With my deepest sympathy, RIP Bill . it was a life well lived and you have earned your rest. All the best to your family and especially to Rose.

  • Connie Molino

    This is a sad day for our family. My brother-in-law Bill Reid passed away today. I am remembering all the good times we all shared together.
    I recall the day the Reids left New Jersey to make their home in Michigan. I can picture the scene as if it was yesterday. We were at my mother’s house in North Arlington and waving goodbye from the front of her driveway. It was an emotional day for all.
    Bill loved Michigan because he said it reminded him of Cape Cod where he had spent many summers with his sisters and parents. We visited a few years after they moved and Bill could not wait to show us as many sights as possible. From the beaches along Lake Michigan and the lakes and rivers up through the state to Mackinac Island.
    Through the years we visited a number of times and enjoyed days boating on the various lakes or having lunch or dinner at his favorite spots along the shores of different lakes. I remember, in particular, Frankenmuth, where he would drop my mother and me off to roam around and he would go off to do some work and then meet us at a beer garden for lunch. There were a few times that I was able to sneak and pay the bill but he would get upset when I did that. He always kept a bathing suit and towel in the car in the summer so that he could take a swim on his lunch break. He would sit on the beach at a picnic table and do some work there. He told me he preferred not to travel outside of Michigan in the spring and summer because it was so beautiful there.
    He made sure we saw so many interesting sites like the moving sand dunes, Holland Michigan with all the tulips in bloom, Gerald Ford’s Library along the banks of the Grand River and sometimes just going downtown to listen to music. One year we camped on the shore of Lake Michigan at Holland. He would get upset if you said you wanted to stay home for a day….he always wanted you to be entertained.
    When he would travel to New Jersey with the family we would joke about how fast he would make the trip (I think he believed the Jim Croce song – where he sang that the highway number was not the speed limit sign) It was always a whirlwind event when they came east as they tried to spend time with all branches of the family.
    There are so many fond memories. Too many to list here. Rest in Peace Bill.

  • Angie Mahan

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Relive the memories we all had together over the years and share the stories. I know that he will always be a part of you. He is up with his “buddies” talking about all the good times they had in Ridgefield Park. With my deepest sympathy.

  • Bill Barnett

    Our times at NOTOS I will remember for ever. What A great time we had. Bill and I had a lot in common ,what a guy. He will be missed by all of us. Love to you Rose. Hope to see you again Love, Bill Barnett

  • Al Owens

    Missing Bill. Great friend. After too many “pops” I tried to water ski behind the Beachcomber, Bill’s boat. Wasn’t pretty. Lots of laughs and good times in Florida also. Thanks for your service to our country RIP Bill

  • Mary Rademacher Reed

    I was so saddened to see Bill’s passing. He was always a shining light at Noto’s, with his lovely Rose, whom we always enjoyed chatting with, too, at their table with Bob and Roberta.
    Bill alwsys had a happy twinkle in his eye,loved a hug and the music.
    My heart goes out to Rose and all who loved him.
    Mary Rademacher and Ed Reed

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