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Reno A. "Jay" Reda, Jr.

Reno A. "Jay" Reda, Jr.
  • April 3, 1959 - January 16, 2012
  • Chardon Township, Ohio

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"Teach your kid to hunt and you'll never hunt for your kid." Words I heard on the show and lived by. My son is twenty years old and we've been spending Time hunting for ten of those years.
Thank You Mr. Reda my son does everything "by the book"

Posted by: PAUL WESLEY - Lakewood, OH - listener   Jan 22, 2012

Michelle, South Cuyahoga Sportsmen's Association would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you. Jay will be truly missed.

Posted by: John Raiter - North Royalton, OH - Friend   Jan 21, 2012

To Reno's Family&Michelle, I was truely stunned&saddened to see that Jay has passed.I met him at Hocking Tech College when I was an assistant taxidermy instructor there. We became friends after discovering that we were both from the Youngstown area.We lost touch after he graduated and became the Geauga warden,until I moved to Cleveland and began waterfowl hunting in his"neck of the woods".During those years,I would either bump into him while out in the field or call him from

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Posted by: Jeff Stewart - Boardman, OH - college friend   Jan 21, 2012

Jay was a great friend and mentor. He took me under his wing many years ago and has been my big brother ever since. I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathies and prayers to Michelle and the rest of the family and friends who all have to endure this loss. I'm sure that Charlie, Tucker, and Teddy were waiting to greet him with their tails wagging! Goodbye for now my big brother. We WILL meet again.

Posted by: Chris Holt - Auburn, OH - Friend   Jan 20, 2012

Michelle, I met Jay when I was working at the Geauga Humane Society when he stopped in for milk for a baby deer. Our paths met many times over the years and just recently at a doctor's office. He truly was a wonder man and always so happy. He is well respected. We will miss him! Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the Reda family. Rest in peace Jay, you will never be forgotten.

Posted by: Diana - Newbury, OH   Jan 20, 2012

I didn't know Jay for a long time, unlike many of his friends--and of that I am envious! From the day we met at WELW, Jay and I hit it off. I loved co-hosting "Wake Up Lake County" with him! He always had a story or humorous comment to make in between segments when we off the air and often it was hard to regain our composure because we'd still be laughing so hard! When he was first diagnosed, he

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Posted by: Steve Neumann - Willoughby, OH - co-worker    Jan 20, 2012

You will be missed Big guy.

Posted by: Bryan Kuch - Bainbridge, OH - Friend   Jan 20, 2012

Jay will be missed by all that knew him especially the members of all the youth and conservation clubs that he assisted with their activities. On behalf of the members of the Lake Milton Fish and Game Club we want to offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends and to let you know that Jay will be remembered and thought of by us as we continue the activities at the club that he was and always will be a part of forever. In Deepest Sympathy and Friendship. The members of the Lake Milton Fish and Game Club.

Posted by: Ken Pontius Secretary of the Lake Milton Fish and Game Club - Lake Milton, OH - Friends   Jan 19, 2012

Many fond memories, we will never forget! You had a real inpact on our sons, Rest in peace!

Posted by: Janet and Mike Wendl    Jan 19, 2012 always made us laugh. Talked to you awhile ago on FB and we talked fishing! It was nice catching up and may you fish with the angels! May your family and friends find comfort in all the great memories.

Posted by: MaryAnne Melewski LoBosco - HANOVER PARK, IL - Friend from high school   Jan 19, 2012