Edward Dean Reamer, 92, died at his home in Springdale on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born to Clifford E. and Ethyl L. Reamer on January 30, 1928 in Lakewood, Ohio. He was raised in Coshocton, Ohio, and graduated from Coshocton High School. Edward belonged to the National Honor Society and was a talented amateur musician, playing marching snare drums, trombone and piano.
After high school, Edward was accepted into the Navy’s Electronics Technician training program and graduated as an Electronics Technician Mate, Second Class, in July 1947, from the Naval Research Laboratory. He then served aboard the Naval Destroyer, USS Leonard F. Mason DD-852, DesDiv 32, in the Far East until being honorably discharged in 1948. Following his military service, Edward earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Ohio’s Miami University in 1951.
Edward’s technical career began with the U.S. Bureau of Standards, H.F. Diamond Laboratory, in Washington, D.C. He was subsequently employed at the Johns Hopkins University’s Research Operations Office near Washington, D.C., before being transferred to U.S. Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, for two years. He spent over 25 years as an engineer at Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) in Anaheim, California, where he participated in the U.S. Government’s Polaris underwater submarine-launched missile program, served a one-year term as manager of IEC’s Special Projects Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., and directed IEC’s Product Engineering Department for years.
Upon retirement, Edward became a small business owner, providing technical writing for engineering companies and developing multiple publications and user guides for technical industries nationwide. Above all he was a Christian and enjoyed time with his family especially in later life.
Edward is survived by his wife, Deborah; five children, Alexis Healton and husband Steve, Terryl Lippert and husband John, Eric Reamer, Vanessa Priestner and husband Paul, and Lisa Weldon; eleven grandchildren, Andrew Healton, Christine Healton-Hernandez, Joshua Lippert, Jason Lippert, Steven Reamer, Sterling Reamer, Josh Priestner, Jacob Priestner, Noah Priestner, Ava Weldon, Edward Weldon; and two great-grandchildren, Laura Hernandez and David Hernandez.