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William Reed, 82, president of marine supply...


William Reed, 82, president of marine supply company

William Lord Reed, the retired president of a Baltimore marine supply company and a former World War II Army captain, died of pneumonia at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center on Thursday, his 82nd birthday.

A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Reed lived most of his life in Lutherville. He attended Princeton University and served in the Army during World War II. He was discharged as a captain in the late 1940s.

He settled in Baltimore and worked as an investment banker for the old R. G. & Sons firm from 1947 until the early 1960s, when he became president of the William H. Whiting Co., a marine and industrial supply business. He retired in the late 1980s.

Mr. Reed enjoyed sailing and hunting, and was president of the first board of directors at St. Paul's School for Girls.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Old St. Paul's Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

He married Barbara Jarrett in 1943; she died in 1981. In 1983, he married Margaret Howe White, who died last year.

Mr. Reed is survived by a daughter, Barbara Reed Vilar of Puerto Rico; a brother, John D. Reed of Seattle; and six grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/19/98

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