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Stephen E. “Steve” Reed II

November 7, 1980 - December 31, 2021

Stephen E. “Steve” Reed II, age 41, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Born in Houston, TX, on November 7, 1980, he was a son of Lisa (Ryals) Steward and the late Stephen E. Reed Sr. Steve worked as the COO of Klein’s Shoprite. He was a problem solver who enjoyed a challenge, which he utilized to advance several companies throughout his career.

Steve loved music, he played guitar and drums and never really enjoyed silence. He was always listening to music or singing. Steve loved staying active, he could often be found playing basketball and became passionate about competitive power lifting, in which he was the national champion for his weight class. He was incredibly strong, both physically and in character. Steve used that strength to protect and help the people he loved and strangers alike. He was simply, a good man. Steve loved to laugh and to make others laugh, his smile would brighten any room. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. Steve said that he always felt closest to God when he was outdoors. He was strong in his faith and would want nothing more than his friends and family to know and love Jesus. Steve was an amazing husband, father, and friend. He left this world a champion and he will be missed every day.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Stephen E. Reed, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Rebecca L. (Gothard) Reed; sons, Stephen and Spencer; mother, Lisa Steward (Michael); stepmother, Cindy Reed; siblings, Robert Reed (Nicole), Brandon Reed (Stephanie), and Allyson Welch (Matthew); stepsisters, Amanda Lott (Tim) and Liz Russell; and many nieces, nephews, in laws, other relatives, friends, coworkers, and an entire power lifting community.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Crossroads Bible Church, 144 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Go Fund Me page set up for his family by clicking here, or to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1054 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601

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6 Condolences for Stephen E. “Steve” Reed II

  • Stephen touch many lives— even as a child he showed character and was the face of Jesus to many people he met. He touched my life as his stepmother— although he is the son of my heart. He is sorely missed but will not be forgotten.

  • Steve was not only my co-worker, he was my friend. Your smile and laughter was contagious and your kindness was endless. Rest In Peace.

  • Not sure what to say bother. Lost for words. I’m thankful for everything you did for me.

    Glad we were able to bound over sports, powerlifting. You inspired me to hit the platform again.

    Enjoy heaven.

  • Praying for peace and comfort for Steve’s loved ones. 💙🙏

  • My heartfelt condolences,love and tears. I knew Stephen from the time he was born. He was a fun little boy who grew into an endearing, Godly man. I was proud he called aunt.

  • I was and will be forever hurt, saddened, and shocked to find out this horrible news. I worked with Steve in 2 companies, and as he started out as a mentor towards me in my career, that blossomed into a real friendship that I will take with me and cherish FOREVER!

    Steve, you changed my life for the better and I know you changed so many others ❤️. I could go on and on as I’ve been wrestling with my feelings over the past few days. The tears I shed are from the wonderful memories we shared. Until we meet again my friend 💔… and to your lovely wife and children, may god bless you all during this time and watch over you for all eternity.

    Love, your friend,

    Matt DeFilippis aka “Matt the bat”