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Reno A. "Jay" Reda, Jr.

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Reno A. "Jay" Reda, Jr. Obituary



I am so sorry for your loss he will be missed by so many. I worked with him briefly over my 17 years but you know from brief encounters with Jay that he is an outstanding person. You were just drawn to his presence for his personality and knew that he was someone great.


Posted by: Trent Weaver - Germantown, OH - co worker   Jan 26, 2012

Michelle,
I had a short trail run this morning in Mill Creek Park in 6" of fresh snow. My ipod battery was not charged so I headed out without any additional noise in my head. I spent the next hour thinking about Jay and why I didn't choose to run on the paved road. I saw 8 or 9 deer together, 4 bucks and a handful of does. I got within 10 feet of a young buck,stopped on the trail and

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Posted by: Bruce Winters - Youngstowm, OH - cousin   Jan 22, 2012

"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

I did not know Jay. I produce an outdoor radio show in Southwest Ohio and we are having OGF on tonight so I signed up for their site. From there I got on WHK's stream...and the tribute show was on. Strange, but in just a half hour of listening it seems as though I did know Jay. Sounds like y'all had one of the greats touch your life. May the four winds blow you safely home.


Posted by: M - Dayton   Jan 22, 2012

Listening to Jay on his radio show brought me back to my youth growing up in the Cuyahoga Valley. As I can no longer go into the woods due to MS, he put me right back there over and over again. Although I did not know Jay, I admired and respected him for his knowledge, compassion, kindness, generosity and friendliness on the radio. Listening to him and the usual gang on Sundays made me feel like I was meeting my

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Posted by: Dennis Urso - Parma, OH - Radio show fan   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 Co.game 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

Dear Michelle,
I will always see your husband wearing that wide smile as he got ready to launch into one of his countless stories about his days in law enforcement.
As a reporter, I got to spend time with Reno on several occasions. Those days never felt like work.
Reno was a friend from the moment you met him.
My deepest sympathy to you Michelle.
Your husband was a treasure.
Paul Thomas


Posted by: paul thomas - friend   Jan 21, 2012

Michelle,
I just heard today,I am so sorry to hear this I knew nothing about this.I met Jay one day at home in Troy over a raccoon. He and I became friend and he had the ability to get me involved. I loved it, I did hunter ed with him and a lot of other programs. The program at Punderson was one of my favorites. He got me to do survival class in the outdoors for women. I had so much

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Posted by: david korenke - dickson, TN - 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