Reid B. Reames Reid B. Reames Memorial

Born: March 21, 1956 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Died: June 07, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Reid B. Reames 1956 - 2017

 Reid B. Reames succumbed to complications from Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, June 7.  He was born in Petersburg, VA on March 21, 1956, 
the son of Dr. David Reames and Dorothy Harrell Reames. He attended 
Walnut Hill Elementary School. He graduated from Petersburg High 
School in 1974. While a high school student he was selected to attend 
the Governor's School in Virginia. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree of 
Science from the University of Virginia in 1978, majoring in architecture. 
He worked for the then S.W.A. Partnerships, an architectural firm in 
Richmond, VA in 1978-79 before entering the Graduate School of Fine 
Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in September, 1979. He earned 
his Masters of Architecture degree in May, 1981. While a graduate 
student at Penn, Mr. Reames worked on the Louis I Kahn collection 

In 1981 he joined Research Planning Associates, an architectural 
firm in Philadelphia. The firm later became known at Architecture 
Design Alliance. He retired on July 31, 2010 following a diagnosis of 
Alzheimer's disease.
In his professional career Mr. Reames was responsible for several 
major building and interior renovation projects for clients such as the 
University of Pennsylvania, Conrail, Janney, D&B and others. He was an 
active member of the International Facilities Management Association.
Mr. Reames was also an active member of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Philadelphia. He served as President of the Council on 
Community Concern, he was President of the Board of Trustee and 
served as an Elder when he chaired the Mission Committee.
He was a founding Board member of MANNA. MANNA was formed 
in 1990 by seven members of the Council on Community Concern of The 
First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, to help nourish men, women 
and children living with HIV j AIDS. He served on the Board of Directors 
until 1996. In 1997 he donated his services pro bono, designing the 
facility that MANNA occupied at 2323 Ranstead in Philadelphia from 1997 to 2017.  He was one of the original volunteers that picked up meals from donating restaurants and delivered them to those homebound with HIV/ AIDS.
He continued as a delivery volunteer until 2012.
Mr. Reames survivors include his brother, David Reames III, his 
sister-l-law Janet and nephew Aaron. His step-mother Jerry Reames also 
survives. His life partner of 32 years and husband, Allan Schimmel also survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. David and 
Dorothy Reames.
          A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, located at the corner of 21st and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.  Memorial gifts be sent to MANNA. MANNA’s address is 420 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  Contributions in his memory may also be made the Endowment Fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 201 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

John P. Donohue Funeral Home on June 09, 2017