Charles (Ched) Reeder

Profile Updated: April 2, 2016
Charles (Ched) Reeder
Residing In Dana Point, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Dr. Corinne Rupert
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Occupation Retired Strategic Facility Planner, Software Developer
Children Madeline, born 1993
Yes! Attending Reunion

Now retired, I hike. I write record, mix and perform music. Also love to shoot 3D HD Video. Have shot San Diego Dance Theatre performances.

After Lafayette I went to UK Architecture then to UCLA for Masters. Got stuck in Los Angeles. Lived at Venice Beach and Topanga Canyon. Worked for an Architecture firm as VP. Had a consulting company and software company. Worked for ABC Television, IBM and Intel.

Married for 27 years to Corinne. Daughter Madeline in school in Oregon. Moved to Dana Point in 1996. Still in touch with Mike Cooper and Phillip Gilbert (Some of you may remember the "Well Respected Men" Band with Phillip, Bill Freckman and Ron Bayes.

School Story

When we would start training for Spring track it was too cold to run outside so we would run the halls of the main building. To go faster we would jump down the flights of stairs! Kenny Prather came up with a way to jump the whole half flight by grasping the railing to lift yourself in the air. We all copied.

Amazingly there were no broken ankles or any injuries that I can remember.

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Posted on: Aug 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Ched, I got the package yesterday....I am sorry the CD did not work, but Marian has all of those pictures, plus Mike's pictures, plus any others as they come in on here under 50th Reunion pictures. And she even tried to identify everyone. I'm sure more pictures will appear as more people send them in. Sorry you did not get to come to the Reunion, but hope the pictures will help tell the story. MM

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Posted on: Jul 20, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Sorry I can't make it to the 50th. See you at the 60th? Seriously, everyone have a great time and if you want to get in touch send me a note or "friend" me on Facebook.

Jun 30, 2016 at 10:26 PM

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016 at 9:37 AM

Was hoping you were going to make the Reunion.....lots of people have been asking about you.

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Jun 23, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Happy Birthday're almost as old as the rest of the class now!!! :-)

Apr 03, 2016 at 4:33 PM

John and I remained friends throughout our lives. Some times we would go several years without contact but when we would meet again it was like we had talked the day before. We got to be better friends after high school. John had run the 1/4 mile in High School track and he became a distance runner after; joining the early nerd runners like Phillip Gilbert, Barry Ritchie and me. We had many excellent runs together late on hot August nights.

John would often send me well writen letters from Florida or whereever he was; several pages of small script with excellent personal stories and observations on the world including his latest book recommendations. He could have been a great novelist. He was hip beyond his years and changed my way of thinking several times. He was the one to recommend these books to me; Catch 22, Siddhartha, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Doors of Perception and many more.

John intellect and disposition led him to see through the facade of most institutions and he just couldn't play the game. I marginally could myself and I marched along the path more travelled. John never questioned my choices (to my face anyway :-) ). He was as accepting in his private life as he was rejecting of the power structure.

I visited him last year during his hospice. We had several good conversations and it was good to connect with his caring family. Surprisingly, one night after my return home, John called. It was just like so any of our calls, filled with his observations both close at hand and far afield. I couldn't believe he was up so late and we talked for almost an hour. I am always available for that next call John. Love you brother.

Apr 03, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Ched, Good to hear about you. Hope you and some of your buds will be back in July!!!