Julia Ann Alton Reed, 81, of North Belle Vernon, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home. Born October 17, 1939 in McKeesport, PA she was the daughter of the late Jack Barry and Helen Francis Madden Alton. Judy attended Saint Peter's Catholic School in McKeesport for 12 years with her best friend Kathleen Piekut. A resident of North Belle Vernon for over 50 years, Mrs. Reed was a member of St. Sebastian RC Church, was a homemaker and retired bartender at the Belle Vernon American Legion. She was a traveling buyer and detective for Murphy's Department store after high school. She loved roller skating, which is where she met her husband, Donald, and she cherished her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter & son in law Donell & Gary Leopold of Wichita, KS, son Raymond Reed of North Belle Vernon, daughter Rolanda Reed of Belle Vernon, five grandchildren Ashley, Lucy, Axel, Samuel, and Lexa and sister Debra Cherepko of Champion. She is preceded in death by her husband Donald A. Reed.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 10 am with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston of St. Sebastian RC Church officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. A special thank you to her longtime aides, Samantha Rittenhouse and Kayla Filby who loved her every day.
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