1939 – 2014

BOSCAWEN, N.H. — John “Jack” Crawford Reid, 74, passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 15, having been in failing health for the past three years.

He was the second son born to Dr. Harry M. and Ruth (Boman) Reid of Lisbon Falls on Sept. 18, 1939, in Lewiston. John graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel and continued his education at the University of Rochester, N.Y., under a ROTC scholarship.

He began his long career with Concord Group Insurance Co. as a claims adjuster in the Auburn office in 1962, subsequently assuming the role of claims manager in the Montpelier, Vt., office from 1970 through 1995, before moving to the home office in Concord, N.H., where he served as New Hampshire claims manager until 2000, at which time he became the vice president of claims. “Jack” spent four years in that role, before he retired in 2004.

“Jack” spent his boyhood summers at the family camp, “Sunnybank,” in Vinalhaven, continuing to enjoy this special time and place with his family and many friends through much of his adult life.

In 1962, he married Lynne Patrick in Lisbon Falls; together, they raised three children, Jonica Kristen Reid of Hannapepe, Kaui, Amy Doris Jenkins of Paia, Maui, and Patrick Crawford “Rick” Reid of Tokyo, Japan. They later divorced.

Survivors include his children, Jonica Reid, Amy Jenkins (Tommy) and Rick Reid (Aya); four special grandchildren, David Kai and Luca Lynne Jenkins and Ryuku and Kyra Reid; as well as his sister, Nancy Reid Kailey (Peter), of Franconia, N.H.; and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Reid, of Lisbon Falls; nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Lynne Carpenter, of Barre, Vt.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Reid; and by his brother, Harry M. Reid Jr., in February 2014.

His memberships included Granite Masonic Lodge No. 35 of Barre, where he served as worshipful master of the Barre Lodge from 1982 to 1983, the Country Club of Barre and the Barre Congregational Church.

Jack looked forward to his trips to Maui and Tokyo, Japan, where he would spend a month at a time with his children and grandchildren.

Jack lived life simply, happily and honestly, with a twinkle in his eye.

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