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Jack Sanborn Reeder

Date of Death: November 2, 2023
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 11/18, 11:00 am

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Memorial contributions may be made to
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Shenandoah National Park.

Jack Sanborn Reeder of Winchester, Va., died on November 2 after a short hospitalization. He was 87. Jack was born in Washington, D.C., to Fred William and Cynthia (Ruth) Sanborn Reeder. He grew up in Lorton, Va., and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1953. He earned degrees in music from American University inContinue Reading

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Arthur Cookson left a message on November 9, 2023:
I was born in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1952 when Uncle Jack was still a senior in high school. But my father, Jack's older brother, moved his family to California in 1955 so I have no vivid childhood memories of those days. But through my grandparents, I saw many pictures and newspaper clippings about the family back east, and about the famed concert pianist uncle of mine. I met Uncle Jack and his family while on Christmas leave from the Air Force in 1971 visiting my grandparents in Alexandria, VA. I still live in California and rarely get back east, but I have visited Uncle Jack several times since my first visit 52 years ago. My father's side of the family mostly lived in isolation on the West Coast, but happily my grandparents, especially my grandmother, and Uncle Jack and his wife Carolyn were very attentive to my need for knowing my family history. Through correspondence they provided me with many photographs from when I was a very young child in Virginia, and also many newspaper clipping about the doings of the whole clan. So I have never felt like an outcast or a stranger. Carolyn gave my daughters copies of her many published young adult novels, and Uncle Jack gave me copies of his published poems and Civil War books. My daughters and I are avid hikers in the Sierra Nevada mountains and our genes must have been inherited through Uncle Jack. I dearly miss both Carolyn and Uncle Jack, and I hope one day I can be equally inspirational to my children and grandchildren.
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