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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 25
Year of Death: 2023

Colin A. Reedy

Colin Alexander Reedy of Exton, Pennsylvania, formerly of Selkirk, New York, was born on December 27, 1997, in the Crimea Region, Ukraine. He was the son of Brian and Tracy Reedy; brother to sisters, Jordan and Addie; grandson to Richard and Jacqueline Haberstroh and William and Marjorie Reedy; and the partner of Emily Gindele, his great love of five years. Colin worked as a plumber for Done Right Today Plumbing in Wilmington, Delaware.

Colin longed from an early age to serve his community through civil service. While in high school, Colin was an Explorer through his local firehouse. Colin spoke for years about joining the fire department, which he did earlier in 2023, along with his partner, Emily. Colin loved it and was eager to learn and participate in as many trainings and calls as he could! He wanted to make a difference in this world, and the fire department was one avenue for this.

Colin approached life with an all-in mentality. He struggled with a learning disability and was determined to be an overcomer. Once he committed, he would work tirelessly to learn all he could and give 100% of his time and talents. This approach was the secret to his success so young in life. Colin’s primary goals when asked, even as young as middle school, were to be a family man and to secure a successful job to provide for his family. He was on track for both.

Colin was a friend to all. No one was a stranger for long. He was just that guy. Always quick with a big smile and a joke, he was truly the funniest person you’d ever meet. Colin included everyone and wanted all around him to be happy. He continuously strived to help through big and small gestures. He was a man of integrity with a servant’s heart, an exceptional and unique young man with the kindest soul, a huge heart, infectious energy, and a contagious laugh.

Described by all as respectful, generous, sacrificial, and hardworking, he was a beacon of positivity and brought a level of playfulness that just left people smiling. The outpouring from people sharing stories of how Colin touched their lives and how he brought a level of energy and light everywhere he went solidifies a legacy that transcends the grave.

He loved his family, Emily, and their dog, Chandler, more than anything! His passing leaves an absence that can never be filled. His family longs for the day of their heavenly reunion. Colin was a car enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors, playing with his dog, and spending time with his family and friends. Colin left this earth doing what he loved next to the person he loved. We are one proud family! #YDM

Memorial Posts


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  1. Wonderful young man!!

    – Donna Richards
  2. You are loved and missed every day!

    – Tracy Reedy
  3. You always made me laugh. Colin Reedy, you will be missed. From, Kristine Stout

    – Kristine
  4. A true honor to know and spend time with such a wonderful young man. Colin you are dearly missed💙

    – Mandy Stamps Kotler
  5. Not a day goes by you are not missed. We will always love you

    – Kim Johnson
  6. So proud of the young man you became, we love and miss you

    – Kim Johnson
  7. Servant’s heart ❤️ of gold!

    – June Kuz
  8. Think about you every day, you are so missed.. love you

    – Brian Reedy
  9. So proud of the man you became you will always be in my heart ❤️

    – Aunt LuLu
  10. So proud of the man you became you will always be in my heart ❤️

    – Louise vargo
  11. You were an amazing young man who was taken from this world way too soon.

    – Jackie Ciarrocchi
  12. My Nephew Colin I am so proud of the man you became I will Love you always ❤️

    – Louise Vargo
  13. Colin, you will be forever missed! My kids will miss you so much. I will always remember you walking in and shouting out, “Hey, hey hey!!”

    – Megan Bailey
  14. Colin was my closest friend for most of my life. The amount of joy he brought to me and the people around myself everyday was rare to find. He always thought of others before himself and wanted to see everyone succeed. These type of people are rare to come by in todays world. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

    – Benjamin Kotler
  15. Colin, who was not only my best friend but a shining example of love, respect, and a zest for life.

    Colin’s caring nature touched all of us. He had an unmatched ability to put others before himself, radiating kindness and selflessness.

    His enthusiasm for life was infectious. Whether at work, with family and friends, or with his cherished dog, he found joy in every moment.

    Colin and I shared a deep bond through our love for cars. Our daily conversations were a highlight, and his laughter on the other end of the line brightened my mornings.

    Though we’ve lost a remarkable person, Colin’s spirit lives on in our hearts. I’ll forever cherish the memories of our friendship, and I’ll honor his legacy by living with the same kindness and enthusiasm.

    – Mason
  16. Colin was such a giving, loving person who always thought of others He is missed . I think about him often ❤️

    – Dennis Reedy
  17. Floofy daddy! I miss you every single day. You were full of life and energy. Can’t wait to see you again.

    – Emily Gindelee
  18. Everyone who knew Colin is better for having met him. He won’t soon be forgotten, love you buddy.

    – AJ Jones
  19. Love you buddy!!! Miss you every day!

    – Aunt Col
  20. Thank you for your service & sacrifice Colin. Rest easy.

    – Lorrie & Vic Pizzola
  21. You are loved more than you could ever have imagined! I will always miss that contagious laugh and goofy sense of humor. You were one a kind and there will never be anyone like you! Love you always!

    – Mary Carkner
  22. Your kindness, dedication and love you put into everything you do is truly inspirational to all. We love you and miss you Colin 💙

    – Aunt Erin & Uncle Bud
  23. Colin, thanks for showing us how life should be lived! We miss you.

    – Kevin Reedy
  24. You have shed a light on this world and it will always remain. You are missed!

    – Lucy Jones
  25. Miss you everyday, until we meet again give heaven some hell!

    – James
  26. Colin was an amazing young man. We love all the memories we have to hold in our hearts forever.

    – Beth and Jim McKiernan
  27. Colin was the type of person who left an impression on you from the first time you met him. He was such a genuine, thoughtful, caring and kind soul with a great sense of humor. You are truly missed.

    – Patricia Mumper La Torre
  28. The ripple you left in this world is much like how you lived, its momentum is endless its span is vast and it will surely not go unnoticed! U are missed you are remembered u are loved! -Always

    – Aunt Gee
  29. Colin, the first time I met you after your parents brought you home, was one the best days of my life. You were an amazing person, helpful, friendly, had a heart of gold, an infectious smile, and so much more. To me you were a nephew, and I will always think of you as one. I love you, and I miss you very much.

    Ronni Goldberg

    – Ronni Goldberg
  30. my Nephew Colin I am so proud of the man you became you will always be in my heart ❤️

    – Louise vargo
  31. miss you Screedyy. 🪽

    – Marybeth Mitchell