Dennis R. Reedy

JULY 30, 1948-APRIL 8, 2013

July 09, 2013
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Dennis Ray Reedy died April 8, 2013, at his home in Marina del Rey, Calif., surrounded by family.

Born July 30, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., to Vernon R. and Betty L. (Mullenix) Reedy, he is the devoted father of Alexandra C.D. Reedy.

Dennis was a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was baptized. As a young boy, he was a Boy Scout who received the God and Country Award and was recognized by the Order of the Arrow. Dennis was a guide at the World's Fair in New York and walked the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Douglas.

He was a 1966 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Architecture and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War era. His travel around the globe for the Air Force continued in his professional life as an architect who specialized in the interior design of five-star hotels.

Before founding his own firm in March 1987, Reedy's professional experience spanned 11 years with major interior design firms in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Calif., and Beverly Hills, Calif. Reedy was a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Metropolitan Museum of New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles.

Dennis was known as a catalyst for international hotel trade in China.

In addition to his parents and daughter, he is survived by a sister, Sharon T. Jones and her husband, James, of Lindside, W.Va.; loving uncle of Brian Jones and wife, Melanie, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Christie Jones Basto and husband, Ferdinand, of Pangasinan, Philippines, and Robert Jones and wife, Ashley, of Princeton, W.Va.; great-uncle of Sebastian, Gabriel and Sidney Jones, Sean Basto, and Carson and Lucy Jones; and also survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins.

A celebration of Dennis' life will be Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments in Rider Hall. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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