Reed, David Bruce, IV Birth: 1961-10-14 in Fort Benning, GA Residence: Leonardtown, MD Death: Saturday, December 22, 2007 Laid to Rest: Saturday, December 29, 2007 in the Charles Memorial Gardens David Bruce Reed, IV, 46, of Leonardtown, MD died at his home early Saturday morning, December 22, 2007. Born at Fort Benning, GA on October 14, 1961, he grew up in an Army family that moved frequently. In high school, he played football, soccer and wrestled. He received a wrestling scholarship to The Citadel in Charleston, SC and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1984. At the Citadel he was a member of the elite Summerall Guards. Years later, he received a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He was a Department Director for at BAE Systems, Inc. In the summer of 1984, he married Daphne Byrd and moved to St. Mary’s County to begin his career as an Electrical Engineer working on Navy contracts. They had three children; Brandy Reed, a sophomore engineering student at the University of Maryland, Whitney Reed, a junior at Leonardtown High, and Kristy Reed, an eighth grader at Leonardtown Middle School. They were married for eleven years. In addition to his children, Dave is survived by his longtime companion, Diana Bromley, and his parents David and Natalie Reed, also from Leonardtown. His sister, Charlanne Reed Hertz, lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband Jay Hertz and their sons, Jason, Tommy and Sam. Dave’s uncle, Marion Reed and his wife, Pat, live in Hyde Park, NY and his only first cousin, Brook Reed, lives in New Milford, CT. Dave loved boating, fishing, snowboarding with his daughters and working in his yard. His three daughters were his absolute pride and joy. The family will receive friends for Dave’s Life Celebration from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2007 with prayers at 7:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Life Celebration Chapel in Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 in the funeral home chapel. Father Joe Dobson will conduct the service. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Serge LeFebvre, Mark Cianflone, Charlie Nestor, Glenn Landmann, Mike Getty, Jason Hertz and Tommy Hertz. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be given to either the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to FIRST Robotics Team 836 c/o The Forrest Technology Center, 24006 Pt. Lookout Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650. Source: 1/3/2008 12:46:49 PM sontaj

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