Joseph Reid

HARLINGEN, TX— We are saddened to announce the passing of Joseph Raymond Reid, 84. Born 1938, entered eternal rest Jan. 14, 2023, Harlingen, TX. Joseph “Joe” Reid was born to Robert and Mary (Zupancic) Reid in Joliet. Joe was the oldest of six children.
Joe spent many years working as a union ironworker, and later owned a concrete contracting business. After retiring, Joe split his time living in Braceville, IL, and Harlingen, TX before making the decision to live full time in Harlingen. Joe’s many hobbies included golf, fishing, playing games of all sorts, wood carving, traveling, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Bernadette (Zygadlo) Reid; six children Kenneth Reid (Joe Elks), Jennifer Polakovic (Richard), William Reid (Heidi), Colette Scott (Michael), Bernadette Ashley, and Merry Wirth. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Delores Falasca (John), and brother David Reid (Lois).
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
A mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic church in Rockdale with a graveside service immediately following at St. Joseph cemetery in Joliet.