July 26, 1953 – Oct. 10, 2014
Glen Allen Reed died at the age of 61 while hospitalized in Los Angeles. He leaves two daughters, Alexandra Graddy-Reed and Acacia Graddy-Gamel; mother Carmela Reed of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, sister Janice Reed Rotella of Plymouth, Massachusetts; as well as four nephews, two nieces, two great-nephews and one great niece. He also leaves dear friends Michael Brandman, Joanna Miles, Miles Brandman, HT and Catherine Graddy, and Elizabeth Graddy and Karl Doerstling of Los Angeles as well as many un-named friends throughout his life and career. He was pre-deceased by his brother Franklin C. Reed II and father Franklin Reed, formerly of Coventry.
Glen grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island, graduating from Coventry High School. He attended Rhode Island Junior College and Memphis State University. He received his B.F.A. from Memphis State University in 1976.
Glen had a successful career as a lighting and technical design director of many live shows with United Artists. He worked on shows with public television in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to California. He was a successful producer of television and movies with his company G.A. Productions in Los Angeles.
Glen died after multiple illnesses, a long decline and finally cardiac arrest.
There will be a graveside committal and memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Coventry, Rhode Island. Family and friends are invited to this committal and memorial service to celebrate Glen’s life with shared memories. Arrangements are being handled by Iannotti’s Funeral Home in Coventry, Rhode Island. The family is requesting no flowers but welcomes memorial donations in Glen’s name to the following charities: L.A. homeless services – the Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013/P.O. Box 60127, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0127 and/or National Alliance on Mental Illness through its website, online donations at http://www.nami.org.
Condolences for the family can be sent to his sister Mrs. Jan Rotella (P.O. Box 1933, Manomet, MA 02345).
Please visit a memorial tribute for Glen on CrippenMortuary.com