Obituary: Lawrence S. Reid, 65

Obituary: Lawrence S. Reid, 65

Lawrence (Larry) S. Reid, 65, of Roswell, formerly of Dunwoody, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital.

A native of Chicago, Larry moved after college to Boston before relocating to Atlanta in 1980 with Gail, his wife of 39 years. His entire professional career was in the business world: as a business owner, entrepreneur, seminar leader and management services consultant. Larry graduated with a B.S. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.B.A. from Boston College.

Smart, witty and insightful, he was a voracious reader and film fan and had an exhaustive knowledge of music and sports. He loved Elvis, the Sunday New York Times wedding section, playing trivia, cooking ethnic dishes, volunteering at the Atlanta airport and screening films for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, as well as a wide range of other activities that made him fun and interesting to be with.

Nothing provided Larry greater joy than time spent through the years with his two sons, Jay and Scott, and his worldwide travels with Gail. Family and friends always remarked on his commitment to staying in touch and his willingness to reach out.

Rabbi Judith Beiner conducted the funeral service at Northside Chapel, Roswell, followed by a private family burial at Milton Fields in Milton.

Larry is survived by wife Gail; sons Jay and fiancée Jessica Shanken of New York and Scott of Atlanta; sister Beryl Reid of Chicago; sister-in-law Randy Reid, niece Rachel and nephew Jeffrey of Chicago; aunt Reva Truger of Chicago; cousins Harvey (Jan) Zimbler of Massachusetts and Ira (Jo Ann Churchill) Zimbler of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his brother, Neil, and his parents, Mollie and Irving Reid.

Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Atlanta Community Food Bank or the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

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