Friday, November 11, 2022

Barbara D. Reeder, 96

Wellsville, NY – Barbara D. Reeder, 96, of Highland Park passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022. She was born in Schenectady, NY on October 25, 1926 the daughter of the late Kenneth E. and Pearl Myrtle (Sager) DeLong. On September 2, 1950 she married her husband of 67 years, William D. Reeder, who predeceased her on October 19, 2017. 

Barbara was a long time resident (50+ years) of the Rochester area. She was an avid reader, artist, weaver, and musician. 

She is survived by: two sons, Paul (Kaaren) Reeder of Wellsville and Scot (Sarah) Zaffora-Reeder of Watertown, NY; a daughter-in-law, Christine Reeder of Auburn, NY; three grandchildren, Meridith (Nicolas) Jourdain of Sycamore, IL, Rebecca (Sean) DePue of Belmont, Liam Zaffora-Reeder of Watertown, NY; six great-grandchildren, Josephine, Charlotte, Emmeline, and Theodore DePue, Penelope and Lane Jourdain; a sister-in-law, Leone DeLong of Hyannis, MA; family friend, Elaine Page of Batavia, NY; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was predeceased by: two sons, Greg and Mark; and a brother, Kenneth E. DeLong.

A Memorial Service, followed by light refreshments, will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609. Please consider memorial donations to Covenant United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I remember your mother Barb. She was great friends with my mother Barb Outterson. They had much in common since both were married to ministers and had large families.
    Love to all of Barbs family and friends!
    I dropped off an ornament (unicef Joy) to Barb during pandemic as a little token of my mother’s memory a year after my mothers death (11/2019) I hope she got it.

    1. Thank you, Anne. Your mom was a great friend to my mom! - Scot

  2. So very sorry for the loss of your mother, Paul. Our sincerest sympathy to you, Kaaren, the girls and their families.