Bryan Scott Reid Sr.

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Oct 11 1959
Jul 2 2018
58 Years
Honey Brook

Bryan Scott Reid Sr. of Honey Brook was born on October 11, 1959 and grew up in Gap, PA.
 
Bryan was a hardworking man and a jack of all trades. He worked at “The General Crushed Stone” (Hanson) in Downingtown for about 20 years. After that he started his own business towing. He did that for several years but then found himself taking on odd jobs helping different people he knew, working on cars, and selling various items from his junk yard.
 
There was never a shortage of conversations to be had with Bryan as he had an interest in nearly everything under the sun. Some of the things he enjoyed talking about were anything that has an engine, local history, family history, antiques, gardening, flowers, household repairs, and food.

Bryan was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in April of 2016 at which time he promptly quit smoking and tried to take care of himself so that he could have more time with his children. He went through radiation and chemo treatments to slow the progression of the cancer and although he was not always feeling well, he kept a rather positive attitude. The last eight months of his life were spent living with his daughter, Brandi, and son-in-law, Matthew, in Honey Brook in the house that he helped them fix up the summer of 2015. Much of his last several months were also spent with his son, Blair. They rode motorcycles together and worked on various projects in Blair’s garage. He also enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his youngest son, Louie. So after two years and two months of fighting the cancer, he passed away abruptly at the Reading Hospital. 

Less than a week before he passed he drove us to Jim Thorpe to go out to lunch and ride the train. We were sorely disappointed when upon arrival we learned that the train was not running that day. Despite circumstances, we all decided to have a good time and find out what else we could do in the area. So he drove us to “The Old Prison” where we learned about the local history of the coal industry and the Molly Maguire’s. After the prison we went to the local park which incorporated a lot of the history of the mining industry. We all decided to take a walk through the tunnel where the old train would have run through. While in the tunnel we looked out over the river, discussed bats, and took pictures before heading back to the car. The trip came to an end after the tunnel and he drove us all home as we napped.

Bryan is preceded in death by his three brothers, Arthur, Kevin, and Roy, as well as by his oldest son, Bryan Scott Reid II. He is survived by his daughter, Brandi Beiler (33) of Honey Brook, his sons, Blair Reid (26) of Honey Brook, and Louie Reid (14) of Barto, and his granddaughter, Sandra Beiler (3) of Honey Brook. 

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 4 PM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa. with visitation from 3 until 4 PM.  

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Jul 14 2018 - 4:00pm

Condolences

Brandi & Blair,

Thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your Dad. Keep his memory alive and he will always be in your hearts. Let there be comfort knowing he is with Bryan. Sending our heartfelt condolences.

With deepest sympathy,

Tim, Theresa, and Anthony Winchester

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Brandi & Blair

So very sorry for your loss.

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 I am so very sorry for your loss,When he was a teenager He was a good guyAlways helping out wherever he could.

Again I'm very sorr yFor your loss

Kevin O'Brassill

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