Benjamin A. Reed

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Benjamin A. “Ben” Reed, 74, of Tallowtree Drive, Zephyrhills, passed away Friday (June 5, 2014) in Golfside Hospice Center in Zephyrhills. Mr. Reed was born December 7, 1939 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Frank and Evelyn Burkhart Reed.Ben had worked for C R Animal Farm and was a foster parent to thirty-eight children. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Zephyrhills, Florida. He is survived by his life partner, Arthur Chapman, two sisters, Iva Fischer of Olsmar, FL and Eleanor Holbrook of Rochester, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and siblings, Frank Reed Jr. and Betty Sischo. Family and friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 14, 2014 in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with John Congdon officiating. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home in Randolph. Services will be announced when available. To leave a condolence, please log onto Memorials to a charity of choice.