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JAN. 3, 1957 -- APRIL 2, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for John P. Reed Sr. of Williamsville, a nuclear power plant repairman, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Mr. Reed died Saturday in a Boston hospital after being stricken at the Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire. He was 48.

He graduated from Kenmore West High School and had an associate's degree from Erie Community College. He also was a graduate of Breedan's Welding School, Wellsville.

Mr. Reed became a steamfitter's apprentice in 1985 and received his journeyman's certificate in 1989. He was a union steamfitter at Mollenberg-Betz, J.W. Danforth and Co., Anacoma Co. and Atlantic Resources.

He later became a valve technician and member of a troubleshooting team that did construction maintenance and repair work at nuclear power plants in the Northeast and Midwest.

Mr. Reed coached several of his sons' hockey and baseball teams. He was also a fly-fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marianne Salerno; three sons, John P. Jr., Andrew S. and Gregory M., all of Williamsville; his father, Donald R. of Wheatfield; a sister, Kathleen Dixon of Wilson; and a brother, Donald R. of North Tonawanda.