February 24, 2023
Paul Michael Reese, 54, of Watertown, formerly of Brewerton, was called home to his heavenly Father unexpectedly on February 24, 2023. Paul was born on March 30, 1968, in Auburn, NY to Paul E. and Lillian F. Reese. He was welcomed home by his four loving sisters, whom Paul frequently called his "other mothers".
Paul graduated from Watertown High School and Jefferson Community College. After college, Paul worked for P&C Food Markets climbing to assistant manager. He continued his career at BNY Mellon Investment Banking for 15 years before retiring in 2022.
Paul married Jennifer Bellow. Their marriage resulted in a beautiful family with three wonderful children before ending in divorce.
Paul excelled at athletics throughout his youth, especially baseball and basketball. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and Notre Dame football. He rarely missed a game and often enjoyed watching them sitting beside his father. Paul loved to spend time outside, hunting and fishing. By far, family was the most important thing to Paul. He would regularly fish and hunt with his family and friends. However, his grandson, Benny, truly held his heart. Benny brought Paul immense joy every day. Sadly, he will miss the arrival of his newest grandson, Jackson, in April.
All who knew Paul will remember him for his sense of humor, his ability to love deeply, and his devotion to family.
Paul is survived by his parents; daughter, Jessica (Ben) Horton; his sons, Patrick (Claire) Reese and Parker Reese as well as his grandson Benny; his four sisters, Robin (Jay) Rae, Kari (David) Conklin, Pennysue (Tommy, deceased) Tyson, and Kelly (Garry) Barker; his six nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, March 2, from 2 - 4PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 3, at 10AM. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601.
We are so sorry! My heart breaks for you. You are all in our prayers. Sending hugs!
Love, Jeff & Ellie Minnick
One time, he called in sick & had to leave a
voicemail. At the end he said bye, I love you! We didn't let him live that down for some time.
I will treasure the memories I have of him.
Mr. & Mrs. Reese, it was so wonderful to meet you today. I loved the pink jacket story. Paul had the same knack for great story telling.
Patrick, Jessie and Parker, it was great to put a face to all his stories. His pride and love for you showed every time he talked about you.
Much love to you all.
Jen Dobbins or as Paul would call me Dobbie ❤️
We are so sad to hear of Paul's passing. He was such a nice guy and a great and supportive father. He never missed any of Parker's games, and was such a great coach to the kids when they were young. He will be missed.
Brian, Deena, Maggie & Kevin Donnelly
So sorry to hear that Paul has passed away.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Paul in the same dept at BNY Mellon for years and he was a good friend of mine. He actually came to my 50th birthday party. He will be missed, and it was a great pleasure to have known him.