Richard James Reed

September 26, 1945June 29, 2019

Richard James “Rick” Reed was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Florence May Eade Reed and Richard E. Reed on September 26, 1945.

Rick passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s at the skilled nursing facility where he had lived for many years, Integrated Care Communities in Moreno Valley, CA on Saturday, June 29, 2019. He was 73 years old.

Rick is survived by his wife of 22 years, Charlene Hudkins Baldwin, her children Christopher Baldwin, Anne Baldwin Martin, and Sarah Isabella Baldwin, and 5 grandchildren: Zamora Baldwin, Aidan Daigle, Griffin Daigle, Amelia Baldwin, and Willow Baldwin. He is also survived by his son, Ryan Roland Reed, his son with his former wife Marta “Pat” Reed. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Deborah Lee Reed. He was close to her children: Michael Dominic Corra, Marcus Dorian Corra, and Sarah Jayne Longwill.

Rick grew up in San Bernardino, California, graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1963. He graduated from UCLA in zoology in 1967 and from the UCLA Dental School in 1971. He established a private practice in Riverside and also worked in the dental clinic at UC Riverside until his retirement after 36 years in 2009. Rick styled himself as a dental “craftsman” and his many patients were grateful for the work he did.

Rick was a member of the Riverside Exchange Club. He was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Canyon Crest Country Club. He loved fine wine and was a member of the Wine Society of Riverside where he formed many lasting friendships. Rick collected electric guitars as a hobby, loved blues music, and was proud of a CD of music he composed and recorded himself.

A memorial service will be held at the Canyon Crest Country Club on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Governor’s Room. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute gift in Rick’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


10 August

Canyon Crest Country Club

4:00 pm

Canyon Crest Country Club

Governor’s Room

975 Country Club Drive,
Riverside, California 92506


Richard James Reed

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