Helen S.  (Slocum) Reid

February 19, 1937 - October 18, 2019

Visitation: Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Ross Twp.

Service: Additional visitation Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. at Mt Nebo United Presbyterian Church 1828 Roosevelt Rd Sewickley, Pa 15143


Helen “Pat” Luetta (Slocum) Reid, wife of James R. Reid passed away peacefully on the evening of Friday, October 18, 2019 following a progressive struggle with Alzheimer ’s disease. Pat was born February 19, 1937 in Kahletown, PA in the sunroom of her GrandmotherJackson’s home. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Violet “Vi” Slocum of Leeper, PA.

Pat attended Farmington High School, graduating in 1955, and continued her education at the Presbyterian School of Nursing, graduating in 1959. She was a successful registered nurse and nursing supervisor retiring from Suburban General Hospital. On December 21, 1957 she married James Reid in Scotch Hill, PA. In 1961 they moved to their forever home in Ohio Township where they raised three children. Pat was the loving mother of Stephen J. Reid (Debra)of Cowansville PA, Sharon M. Spangler (John) of Farmersville, Texas, and Joyce A. Reid DeVol of Kimberton, PA.

Pat was an active member of the Mt Nebo United Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir, led the Youth Group and enjoyed numerous other activities. During her active years and in retirement she loved farm life; raising chickens and turkeys, collecting and distributing eggs and growing both vegetables and flowers, which she loved to share with family and friends. She lived to support and encourage all of the activities of her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her devoted husband and children, Pat is survived by seven grandchildren, Emily Cosnotti, Reid Spangler, Kimberly Reid, Rose Spangler, Christian DeVol, Olivia DeVol, Molly Spangler and her brother Thomas Slocum. She was preceded in death by Roy and ViSlocum, brothers David and Fred Slocum and in-laws James and Willa Reid.

Friends received Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. 806 Perry Highway North Hills. Additional visitation Saturday 10:00 a.m.until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. at Mt Nebo Presbyterian Church 1828 Roosevelt Rd Sewickley , Pa 15143. Officiating will be the Rev. Rebecca DePoe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to either the Mount Nebo United Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Hospice.

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