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William Andrew Reed

November 22, 2023
Kalamazoo, MI




William Andrew (Andy) Reed, 72, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away on November 22, 2023. Andy was born in Saginaw, Michigan, November 3, 1951 to William T. and Constance Reed.

He was graduated from South Haven's L. C. Mohr High School with the class of 1969 and from Alma College in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He loved to read, consuming everything from Shakespearean classics to the niche works of German philosophers. He was an Eagle Scout and National Merit Scholar.

Andy spent many years in Kalamazoo, enjoying a career at Kalamazoo College before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia. He spent much of his time in Atlanta coaching local high school swimmers and tutoring university students in English and philosophical studies when he wasn't spending time farming or baking bread at home.

Andy will be remembered for his dedication to his hobbies, his love of sports (from football to futbol), and his appreciation for and consumption of all fields of knowledge.

He is survived by his sons, William (and his wife Samantha), of Decatur, Georgia, and David, of Paris, France; sisters Melissa Reed (Mark Rydecki) and Gretchen Arkins, of South Haven, Michigan; and long-time partner, Gail Zorn, of Valdese, North Carolina.

Please visit Ofield Funeral Home's site ( if you wish to share your own memories of Andy. Per his wishes, services will be held at a date to be determined. Any donations may be made to the charity of your choice.