Charles Hoffman Reeder, Jr., born on June 11, 1947, lived a full and beautiful life that was drawn to a close on March 26, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, PA, “Chuck” was the first of two boys (Robert Reeder of Saylorsburg, PA) to Charles H Reeder and Ruth K Reeder (both deceased). Chuck is predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Sherry H Reeder. After her passing, Chuck found love and happiness a second time with his partner, Jayne Amodio.
A member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, he attended the University of Miami and graduated from the University of Tennessee.
In his early married life, he enjoyed running his Labrador Retrievers through Field Trials and officiating football games. Long Beach Island, NJ, was his second home and he spent his summers sailing around the bay. He also loved playing tennis and golf every weekend. He was a tailgate grill-master, a perpetual bartender, and an amazing dancer.
A successful businessman, his work moved him around quite a bit, living in Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Connecticut, Texas, and eventually settling in Florida. Everywhere he lived, he was always very active in his church community, serving on building committees and boards of directors for several churches over the years. In Florida, he was very active in the Haiti Mission Project, making several trips to Haiti to help build a school and deliver supplies for a sugar plantation.
Chuck was a father to two children, Charles H. Reeder III “Trey” (married to Amber Ingram-Reeder) of Raleigh, NC, and Stacy Lynn Reeder Blanco (married to Anthony (“Tony”) Blanco) of Littleton, MA. He was a supportive and involved father, coaching teams or cheering the kids on from the stands. Chuck was a lifeguard in Barnegat Light, NJ, and he supported his kid’s lifeguarding careers. He was a very proud “Poppi” to Trey and Amber’s two kids, Graham (10) and Avery (7), and Stacy and Tony’s son, Adam (5).
A memorial service will be held at Stonebridge Country Club in Boca Raton, FL, at 1:30pm on May 21, 2022. An additional celebration of life will be held on Long Beach Island, NJ, prior to spreading his ashes in mid-August.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to be made to one of two charities that were near and dear to Chuck:
Joel Haiti Mission - First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton (625 NE Mizner St, Boca Raton, 33486)
Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences LBIF
Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487