Marvin Reed

Marvin "Chap" Reed

Sunday, March 25th, 1934 - Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Marvin “Chap” Reed, 86, of Denver, passed away at home on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
He was married 66 years to Grace martin Reed. Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ruth Sensenig Reed.
Marvin retired from the Lancaster County Prison where he had been a chaplain for 31 years. Prior to that he had worked as a welder at the Morgan Corporation and was a dairy farmer.
He was a member of Oasis Mennonite Fellowship in New Holland. He enjoyed mentoring young men, his grandsons, inmates at Barnes Hall and residents at Revelations of Freedom Ministries. In his earlier years he enjoyed basketball, horseback riding, and bicycling.
Surviving besides his wife are five daughters, Jeanette wife of Melvin Weaver of Reinholds, Doris wife of Roy Good of Denver, Darla wife of Harry Hanna of Mohnton, Carol wife of Marcus Good of Mohnton, and Sharon wife of Kevin Charles of Elizabethtown; 23 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and two brothers, Harold S. Reed of Terre Hill, and Lamar husband of Irene Martin Reed of Rothsville. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law Joel Hoover, a grandson Myron Charles and by a sister Janet Snader.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Anabaptist Care Link and Hospice and Community Care for the excellent care they provided to Marvin.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 11, at 2:00 P.M. at the Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, PA with Pastors Jason Groff and Charles Fox officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Lichty Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Martindale Mennonite Church on Wednesday, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. There will be no viewing at the church prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marvin’s memory may be made to Support For Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 134, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Revelations of Freedom Ministries, 114 Ranck Church Road, New Holland, PA 17557.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Martindale Mennonite Church
    171 Hurst Rd.
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  • Interment

    Lichty Mennonite Cemetery
    1690 Union Grove Road
    EAST EARL, PA 17519
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janet shirk

Posted at 12:32pm
Dear Grace and family--our love and prayers and especially to dear Sharon,Kevin and family. I remember the volunteer work that Grace ,Marvin and Sharon served in the Lords work in Alabama (also prison work) many,many years ago. I also sang with Sharon in the Manheim area chorus together-such a beautiful sister in Christ ! Dear Grace-the peace,love and joy of Jesus will always be with you. Janet(Kunkel) and Dennis Shirk-35 Ruth Drive, Gordonville, Pa. 17529

John Kricki

Posted at 10:59am
Rest in Peace Chap, it was an honor to work with you at LCP..

Cheryl Cappellini

Posted at 04:43am
I was blessed to work with Chap at Barnes Hall Juvenile Detention Center for countless years. He had a heart for our incarcerated juveniles. He was so kind and so nice. I remember meeting his wife on occasion. Such a dear. Chap talked about his love for her and his children often. Chap used to lift weights with the residents and man could he lift a lot. Chap always had time to chat with staff who may have needed some advice or comfort or whatever the need. I coordinated the non religious volunteers for many years and Chap lined up the religious programs. We worked together. He had some fabulous groups coming in to be with our residents over the years. I haven’t seen Chap since I left Detention in 2002 but I can still see his smile and hear his voice. He was a blessing to so many people. My condolences to all Chaps family. Cheryl Cappellini

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