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The Times
  • Robert H. Reid

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  • FORT PLAIN — Robert H. Reid, 77, of Fort Plain, passed away in Nathan Latteur Nursing Home in the early hours of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, after an extended illness.
    He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Cedarville, the son of Irving and Florence (Neale) Reid. In agriculture class at Mohawk Central School he met Shirley Grose. They married on March 30, 1957 in South Ilion Methodist Church.
    They were dairy farmers at several locations in the Ilion, Jordanville and Fort Plain areas. Robert also had a commercial driver's license and picked up canned milk from several other farmers and faithfully delivered it to Herkimer Creamery.
    His parents; a sister, Barbara; and brothers, Irving, Donald, and Thomas preceded him in death.
    Survivors include his wife, Shirley; brother, David, of Frankfort; sisters, Faith Case, of West Winfield, and Marjorie McAnuff, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Phyllis Reid Anderson, of Fort Washington, Pa.; son, Ralph, of Viera, Fla.; and son, Roger, who now owns and operates the family farm, their spouses and 10 grandchildren.
    Calling hours will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ottman Funeral Home in Cherry Valley. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to Cherry Valley United Methodist Church.
    To send online condolences or light a candle visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
    Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
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