In Memory

Jeff Reese

1950 - 2015

Jeffrey A. Reese Obituary

Jeffrey A. Reese, 64, of Munson Twp. passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence with his wife by his side. 

He was born Dec. 11, 1950 in Cleveland

Jeff worked at the Mentor Police Department for 37 years before retiring as a Captain in 2011. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran serving during Vietnam. Jeff graduated from Lake Erie College with a Bachelor's of Science. 

As a Mentor police officer, he established and supervised the pistol range program, their SWAT team, and was integral to the city's development of its computer system. He enjoyed fishing, target shooting and his animals.
He is survived by his wife Leadele Reese; his brother Richard (Theresa) Reese and his cousins Lois Mathiellis and Jennifer (Anthony) Grande; and he was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Florence Reese.
Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. 

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jeff memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

Published in from July 8 to July 9, 2015


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01/18/18 11:44 PM #1    

Jeffrey Frischkorn

I'd bump into Jeff every now and then when I had to go to Mentor City Hall to cover this or that or at some function where the police were called out. Honestly, I was expecting he was going to be named Mentor's police chief. The guy had such an infectious smile and laugh. He never spoke down to anyone. I heard that his cancer was attributed to contact with Agent Orange during the war. What a terrible loss of a truly nice classmate.

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