In Memoriam: Ronald J. Reid

Real Estate In-Depth | November 2018

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime commercial real estate broker and Realtor Ronald J. Reid.

Reid served as president of HGAR predecessor organization the Westchester County Board of Realtors, Inc. in 1997.

Reid, a longtime White Plains resident died unexpectedly on Oct. 24 at the age of 77. Born in Brooklyn on Nov. 9, 1940, he was the son of Andrew Edward and Frances Harty Reid. He was raised in Wantagh, NY. After graduation from Chaminade High School, he attended St. Leo’s College in Florida where he was a member of the first graduating class. He went on to earn his BA at Notre Dame University. Continuing his studies, he completed his Master’s at the University of Florida and was in the PhD program at Columbia University.

He had a long career in real estate having been a Realtor in Westchester for more than 40 years. During that time, he was a member of WCBR and its predecessor organizations. He formed his own brokerage and consulting firm, American Properties. His specialty was non-profit and special-use facilities. He had also been public relations director for Westchester Community College.

Reid was a parishioner of the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills where he had sung in the choir for a time and was a member of the Parish Council. He was happiest when assisting others by doing what he could to make their lives easier. From helping neighbors to working with the Open Gate Center in Armonk, he was always doing his best to help others.

Ron is survived by Marilyn Molloy, his beloved wife of 15 years, his daughter Donna Reid (John) Staab, his daughter Christine Reid, his step-son Marc (Amanda) Molloy as well as his grandchildren Jackson and Aiden Molloy and Taylor, Damien and Hunter. He also leaves behind countless friends and business associates.

Visitation was scheduled at Coffey Funeral Home on Friday Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held at the Church of the Magdalene at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10.