Reid L. Heeren

Reid L. Heeren of Honey Brook, Pa, formerly of Nazareth, Pa. went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Reid was the son of G.Laurence Heeren and Florence Reid Heeren. He was born in Lansdowne, Pa. He attended the Lansdowne Friends School and then graduated from Lansdowne High School, attended Elizabethtown College and earned a Masters of Finance from the University of Wisconsin.

Reid had a 42-year career in Banking. He started his career at the National Bank and Trust Company of Kennett Square; he then worked for American Bank and Trust Company of Pa. The last 20 years of his career were spent at Nazareth National Bank where he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.

Reid took an active role in any community he was part of and belonged to many civic organizations. In Kennett Square he joined the Jaycees where he served as president of the organization during which time, he helped create the Kennett Community Pool. He was also a member of the Kennett Rotary. He served as Treasurer on the School Board of the Kennett Square School District. In Nazareth he again was active in the local Rotary. He served on the Board of the Nazareth YMCA as President of the Board overseeing many fundraising events and was on the finance committees of ArtQuest and New Bethany Ministries. After retiring to Tel Hai, he continued his community service by joining the Twin Valley Rotary where he acted as Treasurer, serving on the Finance Committee at Tel Hai and assisting in Episcopal Services at the Tel Hai chapel.

Reid was an active member of his church. Reid with his wife, Bev and others created St. Brigid’s an Episcopal church in Nazareth Pa. While a member of St. Brigid’s, Reid served on the vestry as Rector’s Warden. From 1999 to 2003 he was the President of the Incorporated Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, Pa. After retiring to Tel Hai, he attended St. John’s Episcopal Church Compass where he again served on the vestry as Rector’s Warden.

Reid loved traveling with his wife Bev. They frequently traveled to Belgium to visit Bev’s sister Patricia Vanhoorenbeke. Together, they also enjoyed many cruises to Alaska and different destinations in the Caribbean. Later, they enjoyed trips to Ontario, Canada to visit their daughter Tracy and her family. Cape May, N.J. held a special place in Reid’s heart and sitting on the beach in Cape May was one of his favorite places to be. Reid had a lifelong hobby of collecting model trains and was an excellent amatuar photographer. He enjoyed entertaining and could make a celebration out of the smallest event, he loved having a house full of people.

Reid is survived by three daughters, Lorrie Dixon (Andy Dixon) of West Chester Pa, Eileen Holland (David Hohman) of Honey Brook, Pa., and Tracy Tobin (Dan Tobin) of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, two grandsons, Patrick Dixon of West Chester Pa. and Daniel Tobin of Cobourg, Ontario Canada, a sister, Carolyn Allen(George Allen) of Greenwood, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Nero and the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Beverly Edwards Heeren.

‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.’

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a service of death and resurrection at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1520 West King’s Highway, Intersection of Routes 340 and 10, Gap Pa. 17527 at 11:00AM on Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. Interment at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery will follow the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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Very sad to have lost my Uncle Reid. He was a good man and had the biggest heart. But I know in heaven he is happy. He joins his wife, his sister ( my mom) and his parents as well as other extended family. We will join them some day. But until then, we march on and continue. To my cousins Laurie, Eileen and Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss and the sadness you are deeply feeling. I wish I could be at the service with you all. Keeping you in prayer.

~ April Peake
12/28/2018 12:27:39 PM

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Reid. We have been good friends with Bev and Reid for 50 years, enjoying many wonderful experiences, especially New Years'Eve celebrations. It is comforting to know Reid was a believer who longed to meet Bev in heaven where we are sure the soulmates are at peace. Our sincere sympathy to the girls and their families.

~ Rich and Marrie Cassidy
12/24/2018 12:55:10 PM

We were very saddened when we heard the news about Reid's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you at this difficult time. After the tears have dried and all the goodbyes have been said, we have our happy memories of one very wonderful man.

~ Toni & Stuart McLauchlan New Holland, PA
12/24/2018 8:03:57 AM

My heartfelt condolences on Reid's passing. I worked closely with Reid at Nazareth National Bank throughout the 90's and have many fond memories of this time with him.

~ John DeMelfy
12/21/2018 3:03:25 PM

So very sorry to hear of Reid's passing. I too was very active in the Jaycees in Kennett Square when Reid was President. My memory of Reid is that he was someone who was always willing to listen but not afraid to take action. Guess that is why he chose banking as his life's profession. Because of this I enjoyed my time on the Jaycee Board when he was President. My sincerest sympathy to the family.

~ Richard Bozzone Tolland, CT
12/21/2018 10:35:12 AM

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