TOPSHAM — Edward Duer “Ned” Reeves Jr., 77, died at Central Maine Medical Center on Dec. 23.
A graduate of The Pingry School and Williams College, Reeves worked for Tenco, a division of Coca-Cola, before starting his own business, Templar Foods in 1975.
His family will remember him as one of the last great gentlemen, kind and loving, always making friends wherever he went. He loved spending time with his family, fly fishing, traveling, leading a Boy Scout troop and walking his dogs. He was an elder at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, N.J., and a member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents, E. Duer and Elsie Reeves and his sisters Mabyn Martin and Elva Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann; children Katherine Ross and Duer (Lisa) Reeves; sister, Beatrice Taylor of Bozeman, Mont.; 13 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Good Shepard Food Pantry, 84 Union St., Brunswick, ME 04011.