Wallace "Wally" Reid, a colorful former Evening Sun copy editor who was known as "The Chairman" and admired for his vast knowledge of the arcane and his observant witticisms, died Wednesday at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, Mass., after suffering a fall at his daughter's home.
The former longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 94.
"Wally was just a sober, funny, witty influence on the desk," said Ernest F. Imhoff, a retired longtime Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun editor. "He was the kind of guy we came to love very much as a colleague. He steadied us."
"Wally was destined to life a life of constant inquiry," said a son,...