Dennis B. Reader 67, of Blossvale, NY passed away on October 13, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, NY, after a long battle with health issues.
He was born January 25, 1954, in Rome, NY a son of George and Elizabeth Mitchell Reader, Sr., and was a 1972 graduate of Franklin Academy, Malone, NY. He then attended Morrisville College and received his degree in Automotive Mechanics.
He worked for many years as a welder and fabricator working for companies such as VIP, C & S and JPW Rigging, among others. He retired in 2007 due to disability from Empire Aero, Rome, NY, where he was an airline mechanic. Dennis lived in the Camden area most of his life. He enjoyed working with his hands and had a gift for fixing anything put in front of him. He always loved the outdoors and had plenty of stories to tell. He will leave a legacy of honesty, love and loyalty to family and friends. He will be missed greatly, there will never be another Dennis.
He is survived by two sons, Brent Reader, Virginia; Jacob and Jill Reader, Camden, NY; and their mother, Wendy Reader, Rome, NY. Known as “Grampa Dennis” to them all, he loved his grandchildren; Bradley, Mallory, Emma, Carson, Jordann and Aubree and cherished his time with them all. He is also survived by three sisters, Brenda and Paul Bacik; Ellen and James Naum; and Mary Mead; three brothers, George S. Reader, Jr.; Blaise and Karen Reader; and James Reader; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Taberg, NY. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from
5 to 7 p.m. at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY 13316. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Clear Path for Veteran’s, 1223 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango, NY 13037. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome@com.