Martha Reid

Obituary of Martha Reid

Martha S. Reid, 91, of Red Hook, passed away on September 8th, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Born on July 10, 1926, in Hazelton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Onufer and Julia (Dran) Sharwarko. Martha graduated from Hazelton High School and Susquehanna University.

Martha was trained in laboratory technology and worked in Scranton, PA and West Point Hospital.

She married George M. Reid, Jr. on June 6, 1951 in Hazelton, PA and he predeceased her on May 3, 2010 after 59 years of marriage.

Martha and George resided in several states and Germany with the US Army, until 1956 when they move came to New York with IBM. The Reid's first lived in New Paltz and moved to Red Hook in 1957.

She was an over 60 year communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook and was a member of St. Christopher's Church Ladies Guild.

Martha was a past leader of the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, and was past President of the Red Hook Garden Club. She also was active in all of her children's activities and was instrumental in local fund drives- including those for the Red Hook Pool and Rec Park.

Martha is survived by her children and their spouses, David A. & Jean Reid of Kissimmee, FL, William A. & Karen Reid of Scarborough, ME, Brian T. & Lisa Reid of Red Hook, NY, and Nancy R. & Thomas Jantzen of Clermont, NY; her loving grandchildren, Alison, Karl, Kelley, and Logan Reid, and Thomas, Ryan, Matthew, and Liam Jantzen; her sister in law, Marion Gannon of Laurel, MD, along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, George M. Reid, III; her grandson, Karl Reid, and her siblings, Ted, John, and Anna.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Martha's memory to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or at

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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