Robert B. Reid Sr. died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on November 5, 1937, he was the son of the late William and Blanche McMullen Reid. Mr. Reid was a graduate of St. Lawrence University.
He leaves behind his beloved fiancee of 14 years, Paula Lancaster; father of Vikki Reid, Robert and Jill Reid Jr., Michael and Cory Reid and the late Wanda Reid; brother of William and Lillian Reid, Donald and Maria Reid; grandfather of Matthew and Jillian Jurica, Nicolas, Alyssa, Oakley and Carson Reid; great-grandfather of Bentley Reid Jurica.
Originally a Fort Plain native, he enjoyed camping with his friends, sports, and spending time with his family and loved ones. He was proud of being a member of the 101st Airborne stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. As a paratrooper, he performed 28 jumps. Robert has operated a successful stock brokerage firm, Reid & Associates, with his son Michael. The firm has been in operation for 36 years. His compassion, humor and love will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 N. Allen St., Albany, NY 12206. The funeral service and burial will be held privately.
Those wishing to remember Robert B. Reid Sr. in a special way may send a contribution to the Animal Protection Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302. To leave a message for the family, obtain directions or view other helpful services, please visit www.mcveighfuneralhome.com.