Memorial services announced for late Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Memorial services for the late mayor Stephen R. Reed will be held at various locations in the Harrisburg area.

Visitation and memorial remarks will be held at the Geigle Funeral Home, at 2100 Linglestown Road. Visitation will be offered Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., followed by memorial remarks at 3 p.m.

A funeral mass will be offered Monday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, at 212 State Street. Bishop Ronald Gainer will preside over the mass with Father Joshua Brommer serving as homilist, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A private burial service for the family will be held following the mass.

Also Monday, from 5 -7 p.m. a public wake and remembrance will be held at the Cork and Fork Restaurant, at 200 State Street.

Reed was born in Chambersburg on Aug. 9, 1949, and graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1967. He served as a state representative from 1974 to 1980, Dauphin County commissioner from 1979-1982, and mayor of Harrisburg from 1982 to 2009.

He died after a decade-long battle against cancer on Saturday.

The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to:

The National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg, PA 17103.
The Harrisburg Riverboat Society, 107 N Front St # 110, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Society, 1008 Hanover St, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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