David K. Reeves, development director

November 29, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

David K. Reeves, a retired development director and fox hunting enthusiast, died Nov. 23 of a stroke at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J.

The former Baltimore resident, who lived in Princeton, was 86.

The son of an insurance executive and horseman and a homemaker, David Kenny Reeves was born in Baltimore and raised in a home on Greenway in Guilford.

He attended Gilman School and graduated in 1944 from the Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn. He served in the Army Air Forces at the end of World War II.

Mr. Reeves entered Princeton University at the end of the war and earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1949.

He worked for 18 years in New York City and London as a marketing and business director at Sheed & Ward, a leading Roman Catholic book publisher.

Mr. Reeves ended in his professional career in the 1980s, when he retired as development director from The Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute, in Garrison, N.Y.

A Princeton resident, Mr. Reeves had served on numerous boards, some of which included the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Catholic Scholarships for Negroes.

Mr. Reeves served as his Princeton class secretary from 1973 until his death, and had been a member of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club. He also enjoyed hunting rabbits with beagles or basset hounds in New Jersey and the Cotswolds, and playing tennis.

"He loved Maryland, fox hunting and always came for the annual running of the Maryland Hunt Cup," said his brother, Charles Banes "Sprat" Reeves Jr. of Guilford.

Mr. Reeves spent summers at Rockywold Deephaven camps on Squam Lake, N.H.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton.

In addition to his brother, Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Clara Grossman; three sons, Samuel P. Reeves of Andover, Mass., Charles D'Orsey Reeves of Katy, Texas, and Cornelius D'Orsey Reeves of Princeton; a daughter, Emily Kenny Reeves of Princeton; and five granddaughters. An earlier marriage to the former Anne D'Orsey Hurst ended in divorce.


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