William E. Reid, Jr

William E. Reid, Jr. 90, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born in Amsterdam, NY to William and Blanche Reid, Sr. A graduate of SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University, Bill was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the US Air Force.

Bill was a plant manager at Stewarts for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was a life member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Dept, where he served as Fire Commissioner. He was also a member of the Sanitarians Association and the Greenfield Masonic Lodge. Whether he was camping, hunting, or gardening, Bill loved the great outdoors. He liked to travel and was an avid do it yourselfer.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert Reid, stepbrothers Alan Howe and David Howe, son in law Stephen Shearer and daughter in law Jennifer Reid.

Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years Lillian and their children, Terry Reid (Thelma), Melanie Shearer, William R. Reid (Lori), Daniel Reid (Lisa) and Andrew Reid; grandchildren Gretchen, Heidi, Derek, Eric, Jona, Naomi, and Jared; siblings Donald Reid, Holly McLaughlin, Carol Dansberger, and Noel Reid; and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, January 27 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. A graveside service will be held at Rock City Falls Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Milton Eagles Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 25, Rock City Falls, NY 12863.

Guest Book

Saratoga County Firematic Officers, Inc

The Members and Officers from the Saratoga County Firematic Officers, Inc wish to extend our condolences to the Reid family. May your father rest in peace.

Stan D

Bill and Dan and the Reid Family,
My condolences for the loss of your father. May the fond memories you share help ease the pain you feel today.

Ellen Fotis

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. I appreciated your kind hospitality when I visited you. He was a very special person.

Thomas R Evans

My deepest sympathy to you and all your family over the loss of your father. I went by the branch yesterday and Tim told me the sad news. Take care and God bless.

Bro. Andrew Jennings, Franklin Lodge No. 22

It was a blessing to know him. He always made me smile.
A true loss for our Fraternity.

The Odom Family

Sending our deepest condolences to Melanie, Eric, and family! Love Don, Lisa, Stacy, Agnes, Donald, and Cleo!

Holly Reid McLaughlin

My sympathies go out to Bill’s family now that he’s left us. I’m going to miss him. He was my oldest brother, so big and so strong. He had a commanding presence and voice. He seemed gruff but I know inside he was very caring. I remember always being fascinated by the projects going on in his backyard and garage. Then there were the RVs. They made for great tours. He was a real character and he looms large in my memories. I’m so sorry to say goodbye to him.

Kirsten Reiner

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you rejoice in his memories. He was a wonderful person. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him concerning the fire company, microbiology, and gardening. He will truly be missed.

Dominican Sisters of Hope

Extending our Deepest Sympathy to Melanie and her entire family as we all pray that your find peace in the days to come and share fond memories of your father, husband, grandfather and friend. We are all thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

Lee and Debbi Staulters

We are so sorry. Your dad was a great guy he will surely be missed

Kenneth Reid

His nephew sending his deepest condolences in these trying times. May he Rest In Peace!

Kyle Yager

I am so sorry for the loss. My heart goes out to the Reid family.

The Saratoga Reids

We will miss our annual visits to Fort Plain and dinners at C&R. Our condolences to Aunt Lil and all her family.

Chuck and Cheryl Woodcock

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and may your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. RIP Mr. Reid

Michael and Annette Cort

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Julieta Velasquez Butler

To the Family of Uncle Bill,

My deepest sympathy and condolence to the family of Uncle Bill.

He will be missed.

God Bless and may Uncle Bill Rest In Peace.

Julieta Velasquez Butler
(Bing Reid sister)

Russ & Linda Van Wie

Linda & I send our deepest condolences & Prayers to the Reid Family.

Robert Reid

I’m sorry to hear Uncle Bill passed away. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Patricia Whitehead

My deepest condolences to Bill's family.
It was always a pleasure when we were able to get together. I will miss that

Ray Otten

Bill and Dan
So sorry for your family's loss.
May he rest peacefully.

Donald B. Reid

My brother Bill was a man of integrity, fairness and a clear talker, a believer in truth, hard work, and dedication to Family. He set an example for all of us.

Brother Bill, we shall miss you, but you will always be in our memories.

God Bless you and until we meet again.


Robert & Sheila Monks

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a good person and a great friend.