Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes

Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86, of Brookville, died Monday April 7th, 2014 at the Brookville Hospital. He was born November 2nd, 1927 in Tionesta, PA, son of the late Henry S. Rhodes and Evelyn Thompson Rhodes. On May 22, 1947, he married the late Kathleen B. Wile.

Pete was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. Pete worked as a salesman for Hiland Thompson’s Wholesale Dry Good and Clothing, as partner in Emery’s Tin Shop of Brookville, and for 17 years at Deman’s Sporting Goods as clerk and then newsroom manager.

Pete was a member if the First United Methodist Church in Brookville and enjoyed spending time with his family, working with wood, and traveling. Pete served on the Laurel Board for 17 years, was past master at Olive Temple Lodge #557, and a charter member of the Jefferson County Tourist Agency.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Johnston of Butler, Karen Caylor and husband Rodney of Sprankle Mills; five grandchildren, Sam Menchyk and wife Jane of Pittsburgh, Amanda Tomer and husband Scott of Painesville, OH, Amy Kelley and husband Tom of Pittsburgh, Abby Kengersky of Punxsutawney, and Adam Caylor and wife Leslie of Sprankle Mills; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, William Hoolver and Gayland Rhodes, and one sister, Wilda Rhodes.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 9th, 2014 at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday April 10th, 2014, at the funeral home with The Rev. Sharon L. Schwab officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Pete’s memory to the Pinecreek Twp. Volunteer Fire Department – 18656 Rt. 322 Brookville, PA. 15825.

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