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REEDY, Jerry Smith
REEDY, Jerry Smith May 8, 1934 - Sept. 25, 2014 Born in Anderson, Ala., to Crop Sharers Smitty and Ann Reedy who later moved to the Edwards AFB in 1944 with his older brother William a now retired Chief Master Sgt. of the USAF. Jerry later moved to his home in Rosamond, Calif., with his wife Lois and daughter Linda after serving in the USAF at the Ramstein AFB in Germany. He joined NACA at Edwards AFB in 1957 where he retired after a 50 year career as a master sheet metal & airframe fabricator with NASA Dryden as part of the flight research and development team including his time with NASA contractor Kay & Associates until 2008. Jerry was an incredible father, grand and great grandfather and friend to all. Jerry is survived by daughter, Linda Rieth (Ed) of Paradise, Calif.; son, Gary L. Reedy (Kerrie) of Rosamond, Calif.; brother, William Reedy of Moreno Valley, Calif.; sister, Gwen Cushman, Randy Retzke of Rosamond, Calif.; grandchildren, Shawn, Mandy, Kaylee, Miranda, Erik, Meagan, Ronnie and Bobby; 11 great- grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces, nephews as well as cousins, grand and great grandnieces and nephews from Calif., to Tenn.,and Ala. He is preceded in death by his wife Lois E. Reedy and sister Jackie Retzke. He will be sorely missed by all! Services will be held Oct. 11, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Wayside Community Church, 2584 Felsite Ave., Rosamond, Calif., 93560. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that donations in Jerrys name be sent to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Samuel Oschein Comprehensive Cancer Institute at 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., 90048.

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