John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke Of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD


Eleanor Hoppe Reed

April 21, 1928August 2, 2019

Eleanor H. Reed passed away peacefully Friday morning the 2nd of August at Ginger Cove retirement community at age 91.

Born in 1928 in Harrisburg, PA, Ellie grew up on multiple farms with her parents and two brothers. Her early experiences provided the foundation for much of her success in life and the love of family. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Music from the University of Maryland in 1949. Following graduation she worked as a researcher and secretarial assistant for the State Department. She met her husband of 64 years while attending the University and married in 1950. Their life continued in Austin, Texas while Richard served in the Air Force but returned to Maryland to raise three sons. An ever proud Terp, Ellie and Richard never missed an ACC Tournament for over 40 years and witnessed their National Championship victory in 2002. She loved to golf and to play tennis and bridge with her friends.

Beloved wife of the late Richard N. Reed, Jr.; devoted mother of Scott Cameron and his wife Stephanie, James Barton and his wife Gale and Richard Kelley and his wife Christine; cherished grandmother of Matthew, Alison, Andrew, Ryan, Caryn and Caroline.

A celebration of Eleanor’s life will held on Saturday, August 10 at 10:00am in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church located in Church Circle, Annapolis. A reception will take place immediately following the service at Annapolis Yacht Club.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring her memory with a contribution to the Richard N. Reed, Jr. and Eleanor H. Reed Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Maryland, Department of Civil Engineering. https://giving.umd.edu/giving/Fund.php?name=richard-n-reed-jr-and-eleanor-h-reed-scholarship-fund


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Brandon Smith

August 10, 2019

Scott, Jim and Chip:
Karen and I are saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. Both of your parents were first class individuals who cared about others and gave of themselves to anyone who needed a hand. Many fond memories of outings at the U of MD, on the boats, and wonderful evenings together. Dick was very instrumental in shaping my career. His kind words of advice and wisdom remain with me today. We miss them both and treasure the times we shared together. We know they both adored their grandchildren and cherished their fun times with them. Eleanor and Dick were great people with good character and strong values.
We were blessed to know them and share many wonderful times together. You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Fondly, Karen and Brandon Smith

Harvey Casbarian

August 10, 2019

Many were the good times with your Mom and Dad. At football and basketball games as Terps, dinners and general get-togethers and generally just having them both as friends.
Please know how sorry I am to learn of Ellie's passing and know I'll
always remember her with a smile.