John R. Reidy, 75, of Montrose, PA passed away, Friday, April 8, 2022. John was born February 27, 1947, in Binghamton, NY. He was the son of John R. and June (Walker) Reidy.
Known to his friends and family as Jack, he graduated from Harpur College, now Binghamton University, and had a long, successful career in the Defense industry.
Retirement gave him the time to explore new passions, one of which was writing. Another was taking courses from universities around the world. Combining the two led to writing his first science fiction novel, Funny Monkeys, a few copies of which may be floating around in a little free library near you.
He was a giver of gifts. Whether it was a delicious local delicacy to a far away friend, an eccentric find in an artsy shop, or a hidden Christmas present he’d forgotten about until May, Jack was rarely happier than when he was giving.
That giving spirit extended beyond friends and family to charities near to his heart. He was a regular supporter of Doctors Without Borders, the Parkinson’s Foundation, the NY State Trooper Foundation, and many more. He was also a participating member in the Big Brother Big Sister program.
He loved his family, his dogs, supporting artists, watches, good cigars, traveling, learning, and the life he built here in Montrose.
In addition to his wife of 41 years, Leslie (Fulvio) Reidy, John is survived by his daughter, Erin Osborne of Manchester, England; brother, Daniel Reidy of Mooresville, NC; his "Little Brother" Tim Ayres of Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as his niece, Laura, and nephew, Jim.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If anyone would like to honor his memory, consider a donation to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.