Ann Virginia Reed
OCEAN PINES — Ann Virginia Reed of Ocean Pines ascended to the angels to join her children Christine and Joseph and her brothers Russell and Robert on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, with her husband, Phil, and family at her bedside.
Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of Russell and Catherine Kiggins, joining older brothers Robert and Russell. Her sister, Mary, was born a bit later. In 1945, she married Philip Reed, a handsome young United States Marine Corps corporal, and they moved to Solvey, N.Y., and eventually along came Joe, Dan, Sue, Kathy, Sally and Christine.
Ann and Phil moved to Wilmington, Del., then to Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., where they resided 30 years. The Reed family was joined by Ann’s sister, Mary Gale and her husband, Bob, and her big brother, Robert and his wife, Mary Alice and their families for many memorable summer vacations at Sandy Pond in upstate New York. Ann and Phil retired to Ocean Pines in 1984.
Ann and Phil’s family includes Daniel and his wife, Cheri; Susan Rich and husband, Roy; Kathryn Ferrusi and husband, Ralph; Sally DeOrio and husband, Vincent; daughter-in-law Janet Reed; and eight grandchildren, Allison, Roberta, Katie, Rebecca, Brendan, Spencer, Kelly and Ben.
Mrs. Reed was employed at the Solvey Savings Bank, and later as a comptometer operator at Continental Can Company. She also worked at General Electric and Maryknoll Fathers. In Ocean Pines, she was a communicant at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. She was a past president of the Ocean Pines Ladies 18-Hole Golf Club.
She was unbeatable at Gin, and a long-time bridge player, organizing weekly and monthly bridge parties. She was passionate about bowling and was active in several area leagues.
A loving, devoted, and, courageous wife, mother, and grandma, she influenced by shining example and upbeat attitude, made the best Maryland crab cakes on the planet, and was a crossword puzzle, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy whiz.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802 and the Ocean Pines Emergency Medical Services, 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811.
Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Services were in the care of Burbage Funeral Home.