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Charles L. Reed

Charles L. Reed

Sep 5th, 1939 - Mar 29th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Sep 5th, 1939
  • Death Date: Mar 29th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Mar 30th, 2021
  • Location: private
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Biography: Charles L. Reed, 81, of Hanover, died Monday, March 29, 2021, at his home.  He was the companion of Kathy Carberry Benoski for 27 years.  Born Sept 5, 1939 in Gettysburg, Charles was the son of the late Oliver L. Reed & Erma Grace (Mehring) Reed Stair.  He was a 1957 Littlestown High School graduate and was retired from P.H. Gladfelter of Spring Grove.

Surviving in addition to his companion, Kathy, are his son, Mark Reed & Pattie of Dover; his daughters, Marie Shaw & Randall of Mt. Airy, MD and Sherry Stone & Jeff of Westminster; his 9 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and his pets.  Charles was predeceased by his daughter, Angela G. Houck; his maternal grandparents, Charles R. & Lillie Mehring and his paternal grandparents, Samuel & Portia Reed.  He was a member of Quarter Century Club of P.H. Gladfelter, a former member of United Paperworkers International Union and District 7 United Steelworkers of America.  Charles was also an election worker for Ward 5, Hanover Borough for a number of years.

Due to COVID-19, a Graveside Memorial Service will be private. Inurnment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown.  A special thanks to his extended family - Gail Susan Carberry, Ronald Harris, Gay Lemmon, his past & present neighbors, The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove, the caregivers from The Right at Home Agency of York, The York County AAA and Dr. Thomas Keller & his staff.  Contributions in Charles' name may be made to local SPCA's or a library of one's choice.  Online condolences may be shared on

Destarta Carberry
Apr 1st, 2021 2:04 am
Dear Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love you now and always.
Mark Reed
Apr 1st, 2021 12:03 am
My dad was one of the toughest, strongest people I know. He loved his westerns and military movies, and his meat cooked very rare. He worked a grueling job to provide for the family and loved fighting for workers rights. He lived a hard life early on, but finally found happiness later in life and even learned to golf. I miss my Dad. There is so much I wish I could say to him.

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