William “Will” J. Reid, 26, of Philadelphia, formerly of Lopatcong Township, and his loving wife, Jamie Soukup Reid, 25, also of Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Asheville, NC as a result of an auto accident.
Will was born November 2, 1986 the son of Dr. James and Anne (Myers) Reid of Lopatcong Township.
Jamie Soukup Reid was born April 14, 1988 in the western suburbs of Chicago. In 1990, when Jamie was 2, her family moved to the Seattle area, where she grew up in the city of Sammamish, WA.
Will and his beloved wife, Jamie, were married in a joyous, unique and wonderful service in Philadelphia on May 26, 2013. He was a math teacher with People for People Charter School in Philadelphia. Will was the Valedictorian for Phillipsburg High School Class of 2005. He received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and Masters of Education degree from University of Pennsylvania. He enjoyed running, skiing and reading. Jamie attended (and loved) Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2010. Following graduation, she moved to Philadelphia, to join Teach For America. Jamie taught writing and literature to 7th graders in some of the toughest inner city Philadelphia schools. She currently was teaching at Harrity Elementary, a Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia. She also earned a Masters degrees in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Jamie and Will graduated together in May, 2012. Jamie loved to do the NY Times crossword puzzle with her mom, and play chess with her Dad. She & Will enjoyed Trivial Pursuit marathons against Jamie’s parents, Ron & Kay.
In addition to his loving parents, Will is survived by a brother, Patrick and a sister, Leslie, both at home.
In addition to her loving parents, Ron & Kay Soukup of Sammamish WA, Jamie is survived by her older sister Kelly Soukup Lyman and brother-in-law David Lyman, and her grandmother, Mary Snyder; as well as aunts and uncles, Robert & Lynn Soukup of Naperville, IL, Cynthia Snyder of Seattle, WA, Sibylle & Larry Horvath of Crown Point, IN and Evelyn & Kriss Peters of Graham, WA.
Memorial funeral services for Will and Jamie will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12 p.m. (Noon) in Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Ave., Phillipsburg, NJ. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m to time of services in the funeral home.
There will also be a Celebration of Life for Jamie and Will on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Plateau Club in Sammamish, WA. http://www.plateauclub.com/
Memorials may be made to William and Jamie Reid Scholarship Fund for the Valedictorian, c/o Phillipsburg High School, 200 Hillcrest Boulevard, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 with checks payable to: Phillipsburg High School. Contributions may also be made to the Jamie Soukup Reid Memorial Scholarship fund, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362.