Obituary of Cecil E. Reeves
Cecil E. Reeves, 95, of Baldwinsville passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home. He was a 1942 graduate of Baldwinsville where he lettered in 3 sports and was All County First Team in football for the 1941 season. He spent most of his life in partnership with his wife, Dorothy, and their nine children in the creation and success of Reeves Farms, after purchasing his grandfather's farm in 1951.
He was a veteran of WW II serving with the Navy as a Machinist Mate on Submarines serving in the Phillipines. He was a past president of the Onondaga County Vegetable Growers as well as a former member of the Town of Lysander Planning Board, Town Board, and Baldwinsville Central Schools Board of Education. He and his wife, Dorothy with members of his family, donated land, money, equipment, labor, and many hours of time for the establishment of the Diane Reeves Memorial Park.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, daughter Diane, son Chris, and grandson Ryan.
Surviving are daughters, Carol (David) Norris of Mobile, Alabama and Joan Reeves of Baldwinsville; sons, Tim (Joan), Bruce (JoAnn), Mark, Andy, and Brian all of Baldwinsville; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosalie Depew of Henderson, Nevada; brother-in-law, Gerald Snow of Warners, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, 8 Mechanic Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027 or Maureen's Hope Foundation, 44 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.