Roger J. Reid Sr

June 20, 1939 - February 14, 2021
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Roger J Reid Sr. passed away on 2/14/21 at the age of 81. Roger was born on June 20, 1939 in Brooklyn NY.  He was the son of Stephen and Rose (Maher) Reid.

He grew up in Floral Park, Long Island NY and graduated from Sewanhaka HS in 1956. Roger proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1956 -1961, being stationed in Spokane Washington and Minot North Dakota. After the Air Force he returned to NY with his wife Carol (deceased) and his infant daughter Janet.

Roger worked at Pan American World Airways as Manager of Material and Logistic Support at JFK airport.  He enjoyed his career at Pan Am as it allowed him to travel internationally with his family.

In 1960 Roger joined the Knights of Columbus and continued to be an active member, recently serving as The Faithful Scribe.  Roger joined the International Order of Alhambra, a fraternal organization dedicated to assisting intellectually disabled persons, in 1970 and held every elected office in the organization, culminating with the highest office of Supreme Commander. He was professed as a Secular Franciscan in 2013 and belonged to the Blessed Solanus Casey Fraternity in Venice Florida.

He was serving most recently as the Minister of the Fraternity.  Roger was proud of his Irish heritage and his Catholic faith, and recently became a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St Finninan of Clonard Division.

Roger is survived by his wife Agnes, children Janet (Michael) Gaeta, Eileen (Robert) Thompson, Roger J Reid Jr., and Maureen Nixon. Stepchildren: Stanley (Meredith) Tytko, Stephen (Sherry) Tytko and Janette (Stephen, deceased) Hess. Grandchildren: Anthony (Marissa), Christopher (Kristina), Stephen (Anna), Michelle (Raymond), John, Calvin, Owen, Brandon, Michael, Stephen, Claire, Douglas and Amy. Great Grandchildren Lucas, Jonathan, Madison and baby Caroline, Lily, and Gabe. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, a large extended family and many friends. He is already greatly missed by his faithful dog, Ralph.

Roger is preceded in death by his younger brother Donald Reid, and both of his parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church in Venice on March 16 at 10 am. Roger will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery following  the mass on March 16. Live streaming will be offered for those friends and family members who are unable to attend.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers to please consider making contributions in Roger’s memory to the Order of Alhambra.

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church


350 Tampa Ave. W., , Venice, FL, 34285

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery


9810 State Road 72, , Sarasota, FL, 34241

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Order of Alhambra

The Order’s mission is to:

  • Provide assistance, education and residences for persons developmentally disabled;
  • Identify, mark, preserve, and commemorate Catholic historical places, events and persons of international importance;
  • Promote fraternalism and sociability among its members and their families.

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Born: June 20, 1939
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Cyndy Card posted on 3/23/21

Dear Agnis, with a heavy heart for your loss of a wonderful husband . Chip and I will miss him every day with his great smile and was always ready to help . We had some great times taking a ride out for dinner and down to the jetty wow that was a wide ride 🤪how much fun ! Agnis if you just need to get away for lunch give me a call? 💕Cyndy/Chip


Lowery posted on 3/13/21

Love and Friendship Carol and George


Janice Novello, OFS posted on 3/12/21

My Dear Franciscan Brother will be very much missed. Roger always had a helping hand and a way to get things accomplished. My love goes out to his dear wife Agnes and to all the members of the Blessed Solanus Casey Fraternity.


Georgia Sampson posted on 3/7/21

I just about grew up in the Reid household where there was always a place at the table for me. I will miss Mr. Reid dearly. My thoughts and prayers for everyone.,


Sheila Solomon posted on 2/28/21

To our Franciscan Brother, Roger, who gave so much to the St. Thomas Family and the Secular Franciscan Order in general. We are still dazed by your passing. You are now resting is the arms of our Lord. Sheila Solomon, OFS


Barb Baratta posted on 2/27/21

Roger was a good soul who could always make you smile . He will be missed by all that knew him. One of my favorite memories is of him cruising around the neighborhood with his best friend,Ralph sitting on his lap hanging his head out the window. Agnes, we are so sorry for your loss. Barb and Tony


Claudia and Earl posted on 2/26/21

We love you so much Aggie. Our prayers will be with you during this difficult time.


Grand Commender Mosara Caravan#260 Hidalgo County posted on 2/23/21

Our most deepest condolences to the Family and Rest In Peace🙏🙏🙏


JACK RANDAZZO posted on 2/23/21

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Beth Badura posted on 2/22/21

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Richard Varga posted on 2/22/21

My prayers and thoughts to Agnes and the entire family. RIP Roger.


Melanie and Mike Sikma posted on 2/22/21

In memory of Roger J. Reid Sr, Melanie and Mike Sikma lit a candle


Dodi Reid McCollem posted on 2/22/21

So sorry, about your Dad, he was a fun person, and happy I had a chance to visit with he and Agnes last year, he told me he made an appt with a therapist after my visit, he just teasing me, and me him. He will be missed, hugs


Ginny Jordan posted on 2/22/21

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Ginny Jordan posted on 2/22/21

Dear Agnes Bill and I send our sincere sympathy to you and family for your loss. He had such a way with words and would always stimulate laughter with his sense of humor. Please know that your Fairwinds friends including us will do anything to help you through this sad time. We pray that time will help turn your sorrow into sweet memories. Fondly, Ginny and Bill


Janet F. Caridas posted on 2/21/21

Agnes: Sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.


Dennis Franko posted on 2/20/21

Our sincere sympathy & condolences to Agnes & Roger's family. May Our Lord grant Roger everlasting Peace & Happiness+++ Denny & Lynda


Richard Mannell posted on 2/20/21

Dear Agnes, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Roger was a unique and unforgettable individual, a stimulating conversationalist, and a man full of good humour. Your caring presence added years to his life after you entered it, and greatly enriched his latter years. We regret that we are situated on the other side of closed border this winter, and thus unable to attend Roger's Service of Remembrance in Venice. Our sincere sympathies and best wishes, Rick & John


Richard Mannell posted on 2/20/21

Dear Agnes, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Roger was a unique and unforgettable individual, a stimulating conversationalist and a man full of good humour. Through your care, you added years to his life after you entered it, and greatly enriched his latter years. We regret that we are so far away, on the other side of closed border this winter, and thus, unable to attend his Service of Remembrance in Venice. Our sincere best wishes, Rick & John


Sally Stone posted on 2/19/21

Agnes, So sorry about Roger’s passing. His sense of humor and storytelling will be missed by his friends in Fair Winds. Please let us know what we can do to help ease this time for you. Love Sally and Nick


carlene t. wilcox posted on 2/19/21

Roger will be missed by many. He always made me smile.


Bob & Scott posted on 2/19/21

Agnes, We are so sorry to hear that Roger has passed on. You are in our thoughts. With love, Bob, Scott & Rose


Doris Hastings posted on 2/19/21

Dear Agnes, So sorry about Roger's passing. You will always have my love and support. Love, Doris & Ginger