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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 1:42 pm

Friends of Stacey Reid, a Hollister Save Mart employee who passed away Wednesday, will be holding a vigil Sunday night outside of the store.

Friends will remember the well-liked Los Banos man at an 8 p.m. Sunday vigil outside Save Mart, 291 McCray St.

Nina Avila Lazaro is helping to organize the vigil and said hundreds of people have committed to attending.

Reid was a 1981 graduate of Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, according to his Facebook page.

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  • Sammie posted at 7:17 pm on Sun, Sep 23, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Dear friends of Stacey,
    Stacey's Dad was at my house today and he told me that the Memorial scheduled for Stacey on Sept. 29th at Cathedral of Faith has been canceled. Please let everyone know. Thank you.

  • La la posted at 4:08 pm on Wed, Sep 19, 2012.

    La la Posts: 1

    My husband taught Stacey at Bernal...we loved his love for people and his family!!!! YOU will be missed Stacey....You are in you Fathers arms.... <3 Ruben and Linda

  • grace49 posted at 8:22 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    grace49 Posts: 1

    my husband i were good friends w stacey when he worked at luckys on monterey very sad to hear ...does anybody know wht happen he was a very good person always making us laugh rip stacey.

  • Sammie posted at 12:39 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Hi everyone
    Just wanted to give you a heads up. The memorial is SEPT. 29th, not Aug. 29th. I had someone think it is tomorrow. The information is below in another blog. I will remind you all closer to the time.

  • Sammie posted at 12:10 pm on Thu, Aug 23, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Hi Addiepie
    I only know of one and you have to belong to Facebook to get on it. It's not really a Memorial Site, it just tells about the candle light vigil. Another fellow mentioned something about a Memorial site but I have no idea how to access it. Here's the one on Face Book. Sammie
    Click here: (3) Vigil at Save Mart - Facebook Search
    Ooops I see it won't work. I thought you could click on it. Sorry about that. I guess just go to Face book and do a search under groups maybe.

  • addiepie posted at 8:26 am on Thu, Aug 23, 2012.

    addiepie Posts: 1

    can someone please send a link of the memorial site. i typed in what you guys said it was called and nothing came up. i'd really like to see it

  • Sammie posted at 12:00 pm on Wed, Aug 22, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Memorial for Stacey Reed. It's settled. I verified it with the church. The Memorial for Stacey is:

    Sat. Sept. 29, 2012
    11:00 AM
    Cathedral Of Faith
    2315 Canoas Garden Ave
    Corner Curtner
    San Jose, CA 95123
    (408) 267 - 4691

    Please get the word out to everyone. Since it's not for a while I will send out a reminder. They say it's in the Chapel. My concern is that it's not big enough to accommodate all the people, so I'm thinking they may have to change it to the main sanctuary. I'll pass on that information should it happen. Sammie

  • bimba63 posted at 6:05 pm on Mon, Aug 20, 2012.

    bimba63 Posts: 1

    DebiMaher, U mush not have know Stacey W. Reid like I did...I new him for over 30yr ....He had a BIG heart and was very loving....People can talk all they want , but only GOD know what is true....So lets just give are repect to the family and send they or prayers....He will be miss and I will always remember him....Sammie u don"t but thanks for the info....RIP my friend Stacey W. Reid.....:(

  • Sammie posted at 4:07 pm on Mon, Aug 20, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Dear Friends of Stacey Reid
    I apologize for all the confussion but I talked to Stacey's Dad again today and apparently the family has not agreed as to the location of the Memorial. Some feel it should be in Los Banos and some feel it should be in San Jose. There is some discussion as to having one in each place. As soon as it is settled I promise to notify all of you. As you all know Stacey touched so many lives, it's hard to select a place that will work for everyone. Meanwhile please keep the family in your prayers. Sammie

  • Sammie posted at 8:24 pm on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    You are welcome and thank you for posting the info on face book etc. That's great. As soon as I find out I'll let everyone know. At least they have the phone number of the church, just in case.

  • Honi posted at 7:43 pm on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Honi Posts: 1

    I have a "in Loving Memory of Stacey Reid" Group on face book and I posted the memorial information, on there and on others pages that know Stacey.
    thank you, Sammie

  • Sammie posted at 6:44 pm on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13


    I hate to tell you half a story but that's all I have right now. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Stacey's Dad said the Memorial will be held at Cathedral of Faith here in San Jose which is located at Curtner and 2315 Canoas Garden ave. The church at the bottom of the hill. It will be on Tuesday, Aug. 28 which is 10 days from today. Unfortunately I don't have the time yet. As soon as I get the time I will post it here. Please give everyone a heads up so they can save the date. Church phone number is: (408) 267 - 4691. Sammie

  • Sammie posted at 10:01 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Your welcome I said before as soon as I find out anything I will post it here and hopefully someone who lives in Hollister can post it on a sign at the Save Mart Store so that all the customers can see it and co-workers so they can attend Stacy's Memorial. Sammie

  • Will posted at 6:39 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Will Posts: 2

    Dear Ms. Malher, for days I've been thinking of a response to your unnecessary comment below. In the process, I thought about Stacey and his approach to life and others. I thought about the spirit of sadness and joy at his memorial at Savemart. I thought about the feelings, warmth and spirit of ALL of those who have written here except for you. Well, I'm not Stacey... but I am taking just a little bit of the "edge" off my comments in respect for him and the others in this room. Unless you have the factual inside scoop to EXACTLY state what happened, or you just might be the on the investigation team ( then why would you be posting here), my suggestion would be to contribute to our society by not spreading rumors... rumors which started about 2 micro-seconds after the word started to spread.
    With that said... I'd like to share with all of those who shared in Stacey's presents on this earth, touched in very profound ways, in saying that he is very much missed, thought of and cared for. At the memorial I had a chance to observe and listen to his family and close friends... it was and is an honor to know him, and call him friend. My sincere regards to his wonderful family. Sincerely, Will

  • Kmay posted at 10:10 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Kmay Posts: 1

    So far the most friendly cashier at Save Mart, Hollister.
    May peace be with his family.

  • cynann6765 posted at 8:13 pm on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    cynann6765 Posts: 5

    Thank you Sammie, for all your posts. Thank you. Hug his folks for me and tell them a stranger loves them and cares deeply. Respectfully, Cyndi ADM Ackermann, AKA: CADM

  • Sammie posted at 3:27 pm on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to add that I talked to Stacey's dad last evening and he says they are planning a service, but for now they are uncertain as to where and when it might be. They are thinking of St. Julie's Catholic Church here in San Jose but are concerned about how many people it will hold. Also several family members understandably are still in shock etc. and need more time. When a decision is made I will be glad to pass the info on to all of you. Stacey's parents are my neighbors.

  • cynann6765 posted at 2:51 pm on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    cynann6765 Posts: 5

    investigations take time.

  • Jusbcuz posted at 10:25 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Jusbcuz Posts: 1

    Why is everything so hush hush?
    He was so nice!

  • 08z51ls3 posted at 11:01 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    08z51ls3 Posts: 2

    If anyone has any details on services, can u please send them my way! thanks[sad]

  • cynann6765 posted at 9:42 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    cynann6765 Posts: 5

    Hey, DM, RULE 3... truthfulness comes from investigation and police work. Unknowingly saying something you don't really mean is harmful I am thinking, but it's ok I'm ok with your statement. It makes me shake from the inside out, but let us, the community that loves Stacey and that is world wide, galactic, Let's honor Stacey. If we can come together as a community, and help each other through hard times, then I will have further proof that now Stacey is taking care of the world. Thank you for taking my comment and I do respect everyone's kind words and continue praising the gift Stacey gave the world, gave all of his and his queen and his daughter that well. I love you all and care so much. Peace be with you all, and please continue praising the time we were gifting with. Hollister certainly will miss you. Pivotal moment in our lives.

  • cynann6765 posted at 5:46 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    cynann6765 Posts: 5

    Debi, I can not go on without a comment. Speech is free. Talk is cheap. Speaking with knowledge and information is brilliant. You are not brilliant today or when ever you posted your comment, but, Stacey has already forgiven you and he is a brilliant light shining in the sky, blowing in the wind. DONe. all i can say.

  • 08z51ls3 posted at 4:07 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    08z51ls3 Posts: 2

    [sad] wow i don't know really what too say, a good friend from Los Banos and wish we could have hung out more lately, but i remember the good times, martial arts throwing each other around in the front yard and in the garage, shining the saleen up in the driveway the day before the car show, so many memories, going for those crazy rides in my vette u were a good friend and will be truly missed my heart goes out too your wife and daughter in these tough times!!!!![sad][sad][sad][sad][sad] R.I.P STACEY!!!

  • RollGuy posted at 1:35 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    RollGuy Posts: 43

    Why is there no prior article or a description of what happened to him in this article? So many comments about a tragedy, but the rest of the community has no idea what you are refering to. What is the point of an article with no facts?

  • Ski posted at 6:31 am on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Ski Posts: 8

    I am in shock! I don't know exactly what happened but I am saddened to hear this terrible news. The world lost a great man this week. Although I didn't know him as well as others, I always made it a point to look for him when ever I went to Save Mart. And like others did, I would wait in his line even if was twice as long as others just to talk to him. He was always such a fun person to talk to and always made me and my wife laugh. He will be missed!!

  • Deane Cook posted at 10:48 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Deane Cook Posts: 3

    Deane Cook
    went to the vigil for Stacey Reid tonight was very touching video will follow just to have seen thousand people show up when he has only worked in Hollister for 2 years its amazing amount of numbers, God bless you Stacey you will be missed by more than you know bro:)
    Like · · Share · a few seconds ago ·

  • Opusxx posted at 9:49 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Opusxx Posts: 1

    Stacey you will be dearly missed. My brother and I have known Stacey since he and my brother went to Santa Teresa High School together. I enjoyed talking to him every time I went into Save Mart.

  • Hometown Girl posted at 9:39 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Hometown Girl Posts: 478

    To the Reid Family: My sincerest codolences to you. Stacey was definately a bright spot in this world and I have no doubt he will shine wherever his soul takes him. I will pray to God to help your family with this tragic lose.

  • Some1whoknoyou posted at 5:40 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Some1whoknoyou Posts: 1

    As someone who raised a man with a mental capacity to kill his own 3 month old child and is incarcerated in a Federal Prison; Debi what right do you have to judge the actions of another person? Especially for the actions of a man who was so well liked in our community, to be judged by the likes of you. Debi Mahler you are the pariah of Hollister, so please return to your cave and stay there this time!!!

    To the Reid Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Stacey was someone I looked forward to seeing everytime I was out grocery shopping. Just the little time spent with him in the checkout line, is enough for me to know that you have lost a great part of your family! May he Rest in Paradise!

  • Kelly Correia posted at 2:03 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Kelly Correia Posts: 1

    How dare you judge have NO IDEA what he may have been going through inside that he OBVIOUSLY suppressed to everyone on the outside. His feelings we will NEVER know and for you to judge is just dispicable. That being heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the Reid family. Rest In Peace my friend, although it had been many years since I had seen you ...I too will NEVER forget that smile, that peacefulness you carried and shared with so many that my friend will be the memory I will hold close to my heart. <3 <3 <3

  • elsje posted at 1:56 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    elsje Posts: 2

    IMO, this site, as well as all public sites related to Stacey, should be used so that the family can see how many lives he touched and what he meant to so many... as well as for us all to be able to share our memories with each other. It is not our place to judge how he died, that is between him and God. Rather, we should be celebrating how he LIVED and the joy and the love that he shared with us all. You are entitled to your opinions, however, if they are at all negative, I would hope that people had enough respect for his family (who may read your words) to keep your negative opinions to YOURSELF. RIP Stacey... no one knows what was in your thoughts but you and God. You were deeply loved my friend, and will be deeply missed for a long time to come. <3 <3

  • elsje posted at 1:50 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    elsje Posts: 2

    RIP My dear sweet friend. Your strength was not only in the obvious, but in your kindness and your faith, and the love you always spoke of for your "queen" and your gorgeous daughter. I am so grateful to have kept in touch (though off & on)...all of these very many years. Thank you for your friendship and the time you always took to chat with me and pray with me. I will miss your smile and gentleness more than words can say. Love you always

  • horseluver posted at 10:50 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    horseluver Posts: 1

    Just read this and this is very sad. Such a great guy, always made us laugh. He could put a smile on anyone's face. Such a loss!

  • Ingrid posted at 9:12 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Ingrid Posts: 2

    Thank you, Deane! Well said! :-)

  • Deane Cook posted at 10:35 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Deane Cook Posts: 3

    Debi you might have the right to your comment because we live in America but common sense is your supposed to learn to sensor yourself, don't be a hater and until all the facts come out in the Investigation stfu!!! to his wife and family from ours God Bless rest in peace for he is in Gods hands now and is safe

  • Deane Cook posted at 10:28 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Deane Cook Posts: 3

    Stacey Reid from Los Banos worked for save mart Hollister went to Santa Teresa in San Jose, ca died 8-8-12 you will be missed you were loved so well good bye dear friend of 20 years love the Cook, Simpson, and Ruddell families, we will miss you severely bro "Never did get your autogragh" Peace

  • The_Duchess posted at 2:52 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    The_Duchess Posts: 1

    As a former classmate of Stacey's, I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. It is so upsetting to lose such a great guy!

    I was really upset to read one post saying that is dying in this way was somehow "unforgivable". What a horrible thing to say! No one can make that judgement for another person!

  • Sammie posted at 1:06 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Sammie Posts: 13

    I've known Stacey since he was a kid. He graduated from Santa Teresa with one of my daughters back in 1981. Stacey is the last person in the world that I would think would do something like this. What could be so terrible to cause him to snap like this. He was so grounded, so well liked, so spiritual, loved his family so much. It's just almost impossible to believe. He started working at Lucky's at the age of 16. I saw him go through the big Afro, the braids and finally the bald look. It didn't matter how he fixed his hair of lack of it, that wonderful smile was always there.
    Stacey would always have the longest line in the store. We didn't care if the other check stand was empty, we wanted to interface with Stacey, and even though they would tell us, no waiting on check stand 3 we didn't care, we stayed right there.
    Stacey was always up beat, had something positive to say. He was so proud of his daughter and always had several pictures of her and his wife to share with you. He would quote a scripture to you or say God Bless you as you were leaving.
    My heart breaks for his family, wife and daughter, parents, sibblings, everyone is in shock. I am praying for them all. We may never know what pushed him over the edge. I pray he's at peace now and that God will comfort those he left behind.
    Sammie Burch
    Neighbor & Friend of the Reid Family

  • DebiMahler posted at 11:32 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    DebiMahler Posts: 31

    How could such a wonderful person do such a selfish thing to his family? He leaves them to pick up the pieces. I understand you all glorifying his wonderful personality-I even agree. But what he did to his daughter is beyond forgiveness.

  • Zandra2 posted at 11:07 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Zandra2 Posts: 1

    Just this last St. Patricks Day, My friends and I were visiting people in Hollister and happened to stop at Safe Mart before heading to the house. We met Stacey and immediately we fell in love with him. He was our checker, and he seriously had us crying with laughter! ..and you have to be really funny to make us laugh! It was a 5 minute encounter, but after that we never forgot about him. We wanted to go back to Safe Mart to invite him to our little St. Pattys Day Celebration but we chickened out! We asked our friends parents (Hollister Residents) about him, and they knew who Stacey was as well and encouraged us to invite him over! He seemed well loved, and for good reason. We would still even bring him up frequently after the trip! Talking about how we wish we had invited him! I'm very sad to hear this news, We had even planned on visiting Safe Mart the next time we were in town, just to see him! Even though we only met him briefly, he still had an impact on us. He made us feel welcome in an unknown place and you could tell he was a good hearted person. The fact that I'm even writing this is surprising having met him so briefly, but I felt a sadness when I heard this news. He created this great memory for us on that trip. That's how much of an effect he had on my friends and I, so I can only imagine how his family and friends are taking this. My condolenses to Stacy's family and friends, may he be blessed in heaven!

  • MrsCaryn posted at 9:41 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    MrsCaryn Posts: 1

    Will miss a long time classmate and co-worker, Mr. Reid's brilliant mind and infectious smile will always be remembered. Gone to soon, howerver his accompliishments were a milestone. I'll always appreciate his Optimus views,patience,and jokes we sounded off each other.
    Rest your soul on the brighter side.

  • Ingrid posted at 7:43 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Ingrid Posts: 2

    I will miss you my friend. You were an angel, sent here to guide us. Now you are home. I am blessed by having known you for 30+ years. P.S. My mom is fine...I need to go see her. :-)

  • ExST posted at 6:47 am on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    ExST Posts: 1

    Can anyone shed light on what happened to Stacey?

  • AlexA posted at 3:08 pm on Fri, Aug 10, 2012.

    AlexA Posts: 1

    WOW. What a sad day not only for the patrons who saw Mr. Reid and were always greated with that beautiful, welcoming smile but every single person who were blessed enough to see Mr. Reid. I was not aware that Stacey had passed and once I heard the news I couldn't help but to think how much of a truly inspiring and gentle giant he was. He is one with his savior now and I know he is truly in a better place. Rest in peace and I hope to see you once again my friend. [sad][sad]

  • Beltran I posted at 2:30 pm on Fri, Aug 10, 2012.

    Beltran I Posts: 1

    R.I.P Stacey Reid! Liked by many and will be missed by many!!