James M. Reid, a writer and store owner who embraced life’s adventures and its humor, an outdoorsman who skied, played tennis, ran marathons, and climbed mountains, died Oct. 11, 2016. His wife and sons were by his side at Applewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Winchester, NH, when he passed quietly, ending a three-year struggle with the consequences of a stroke. Jamie, as he was called by all who knew him, was 81. He and his wife, Pamela Tomkinson Reid, made their home in Vermont for 26 years. He lived in Ridgefield on Cooper Hill Road most of the 1970s and on Redding Ridge in the late 1960s, and also lived in New York City.
“He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his laugh, and his strong opinions on many topics,” said his wife.