In Loving Memory of Whitney E. Reed

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Whitney E. Reed of Bowie, Md. passed away on September 4, 2010. He was the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Reed of Brockton, Mass. and was preceded in death by his sister Sylvia of Brockton Mass. and wife of 26 years, Lilymae Reed. He is survived by his brothers Gordon and Wayne Reed both of Bridgewater, Mass, his loving wife of 30 years Frances Reed , his children by Lilymae Reed, Thomas Reed of Hanover, Pa., Melinda Formento and Jonathan Reed both of Cape May Court House, NJ. Whitney was born in Glens Falls, NY. He was an Eagle Boy Scout in his youth and graduated from Brockton High School in 1947. He completed BS and MA Degrees in Germanic Languages at Boston University in 1952, Masters of International Affairs at George Washington University in 1956, and an honorary Doctor of Strategic Intelligence Degree from the Defense Intelligence College. Whitney also completed advanced studies in Germanic Languages and Literature at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany 1957-59, Free University Berlin 1966, and attended the National War College 1969-70. He worked for the National Security Agency from 1952 to 1993. Whitney retired from NSA as the Commandant of the National Cryptologic School (1986 to 1993) and NSA/CSS Deputy Director for Education and Training. He was a lifelong champion of the foreign language community and a member of the Board of Directors and past Vice President and Treasurer and of the National Museum of Language. Whitney was a bibliophile, logophile, and oenologist. A rosary will be said at 11:30 AM followed by a memorial Mass that will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 14720 Annapolis Road Bowie, Md. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Whitney’s memory to National Museum of Language ( or the Hospice of the Chesapeake (

11/12/1929  -  09/04/2010

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Born: November 12, 1929

Death: September 4, 2010

Memorial donations may be made to:
National Museum of Language
Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401

This memorial provided by:
Beall Funeral Home
Bowie, MD

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