Reed was born in 1954 to Richard and Elaine Rohrer in Hampton, Virginia.
Reed was the best husband, father, elder law attorney, aviator, body boarder, snorkeler/scuba diver, and sailor he could be. He was a family man, a proud parent, an enthusiast of the water and sky and a passionate elder law attorney. He believed that he was a productive member of society and that he contributed on many levels.
In the late 1960's at the age of 13, Reed's love of flying led him to learn to fly guiders and from there, he continued on to become a certified flight instructor (CFI) in the early 1970's. He logged over 600 hours of instructional flight time with hundreds of student pilots and was proud to see many of his students seek professional careers in aviation. He attended the United States Military Academy (West Point) from 1972-1974. After suffering an accident, he was honorably discharged from the Army.
Reed was actively involved with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Hawaii and flew numerous missions as well as search and rescue. His grandfather flew in WWI and his father in WWII. His lifelong companion was with him in the Coast Guard. His older brother, Chip (deceased) was also involved in aviation activities.
As a resident of Hawaii for over 50 years, Reed spent almost 40 of those years practicing law primarily in the elder law area. He helped thousands of clients with their estate planning matters. He practiced what he preached and his key message to all clients was to plan and prepare.
Reed's message to the world that he wished to share is, "Peace, peace and peace. Stop the killing as what good does it do? Rather than destroy, BUILD!"
He is survived by his lifelong companion, Takako "Jean" Fukuhara, his two children Christopher (Kara) and Jennifer (Gaelen), and by his beloved brother, Lance (Bonnie).
A celebration of life is planned for a later date.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary