In Memory

John Henry Reed - Class Of 1957


Washington 1957 John Henry Reed

Aug. 1, 1938 - Dec. 11, 2016

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MISHAWAKA - Mr. John Henry Reed passed from this life at 10:10 p.m., on Saturday, December 11, 2016, in his Bridge Way residence, Mishawka, Indiana, at the age of 78.

John H. Reed was born August 1, 1938, in Hayti, Missouri, to the union of John Sr. and Laura L. (Solomon) Reed.

From the age of six years to the age of 18, John lived in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Washington High School in 1957. John served four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1961.

John settled in Chicago, Illinois, in October of 1961, and worked as a bus operator for the City of Chicago until 1970. He married the former Anne M. Peiazza in Chicago, Illinois, July 11, 1970.

From 1970 until 1977 John was a successful Life Insurance Salesman for Met Life Insurance Company. John and his wife Anne relocated to Los Angeles, California, in 1978, and lived there in Mission Hills, California, until retiring in 2005. In 2006 John and his wife Anne relocated to Mishawaka, Indiana. John became a member of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana, and was an active member and a teacher in the church.

He leaves his wife Anne of Mishawaka, Indiana; he also leaves two brothers, Robert and Terry Reed, South Bend, Indiana; five sisters, Dorothy E. Reeves, Jonesboro, Georgia, Regina Reed-Phillips, Grand Prairie, Texas, Deborah Johnson, Parthenia Reed, and JoAnne Donaldson, all of South Bend, Indiana. And John also leaves many nieces and nephews in South Bend, Indiana, and around the U.S.A.

John's father, John Sr., preceded him in death in 1976, and his mother, Laura L. Reed, preceded him in death in 1995, and two brothers, Herbert L. Reed in 1977, and James Reed in 1997, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Mr. John H. Reed will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 11:00 until 12 noon. Alford's Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit our webpage and sign the guestbook at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 15, 2016

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