Melville “Bud” Reese, 90, of St. James City, FL passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011. He was born on Jan. 26, 1921 in Chippewa Lake, Ohio to Norvin and Anna Neff Reese. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a Naval Aviator during World War II. He has resided in St. James City since 1986 coming from South Amherst, OH. Bud loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and baseball. Bud retired from the railroad as a Freight Agent.
He is survived by his loving family including his daughter, Aleta Wiegand of St. James City; his son, James Eric Reese of Lorain, OH; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jimmy, Ian, Dana and Brandon; eight great grandchildren; sister, Eileen Hudson of St. Pete, FL. He is predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Reese who passed away April 10, 2007.
A Memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the American Legion, 4106 Stringfellow Rd., St. James City, FL 33956.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.
Melville “Bud” Reese