passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 61. Mike was born April 16, 1952 in St. Mary's, PA, a son of the late John and Angela Herzing Reed. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Emily Smith Reed; children, Jason (Heather) Reed of Penn Yan, NY; Ellen (Timothy Bennett) Reed of Horseheads, NY; adored grandchildren, Declan Bennett, Liam and Ayla Reed; brother, Thomas Reed of Kane, PA and numerous extended relatives. Mike was an educator with the NYSDOC. He retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Mike took great pride in any and all time spent with his family including vacations on the beaches of New England and the Outer Banks. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11am. Mike will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following. Family will provide their own flowers but those wishing to remember Mike may do so through memorials to CareFirst, 11751 Corning Rd, Coring, NY 14830 or Bethany Manor-Resident Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.