Stephen William Reeder, 52, of West Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on October 11, 2016 at home. Born July 28, 1964, he was the youngest of five children born to John and Roseann Reeder of West Hartford. He is survived by his parents and brother Gordon and sister-in-law Juanita of Aloha, Oregon, his brother John of Amston, CT, his brother Matthew of Bloomfield, CT and his sister Cathy Brunetti and brother-in-law Michael Brunetti of New Hartford, CT as well as nieces and nephews Jayson, Carla, Lee, Joshua, Nathan, Julie and Geoffrey. Stephen will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and co-workers. He was a graduate of Northwest Catholic High School, and a 1996 graduate of the Capital Community-Technical College. He was a loyal fan of the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox. He had an eye for detail and was called a perfectionist, a trait that served him well in his career as a carpenter for over 30 years. Stephen loved nature and being outdoors, hiking and camping even in the winter. Stephen loved cooking and spending time with friends, watching a game or talking about history or describing the latest project he was working on. We will miss him.
Calling hours and a memorial service will be held on Sunday October 23, 2016 from 2-5 pm at the Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home at 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CT Humane Society at 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111, or other animal related charity of your choice.