Obituary: Anne Barbra Reeves
Anne Barbra Reeves, 48, died in her sleep at home in Montclair on Aug. 11, 2019.
Ms. Reeves was born in Atlantic City, to Judith Ann and John Paul Reeves.
She was a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 306, she supported many of the shows of the Shubert and Nederlander organizations. She was particularly proud of working for "Farinelli & the King," "Phantom of the Opera," and "The Lion King."
In her spare time, Ms. Reeves gave her time and money to support homeless children, recruiting her network of friends and family to the cause. Through her dream job as a theater usher, she gave families and visitors a stress-free and enjoyable experience at Broadway shows. She gave her softball team a boost of spirits with a rallying cheer and texted her siblings at the end of each game about how many hits—and on good days how many RBIs—she racked up that day.
She loved her childhood cat Licorice and her cat from adulthood, Frisky.
She was one of the biggest fans of Bon Jovi and Def Leppard, as well as nearly any rock group from the 1980s. It’s no surprise that, of all the shows she had supported and seen on Broadway, "Rock of Ages" was her favorite. She prided herself on her fandom of the Dallas Cowboys and made sure everyone knew of their latest victory or draft pick.
Ms. Reeves was predeceased by her parents Judith Ann and John Paul Reeves. She is survived by her brother James Reeves, sister Kary Lewis, brother-in-law Gregg Lewis, and nephew Aidan Lewis.
A Celebration of Life event will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Brecht Room at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, with a brief celebratory program beginning at 5 p.m. The family encourages attendees to wear T-shirts or jerseys that represent their favorite football team, Broadway show, or 80s rock band.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations “Tribute to Anne Reeves” be made to one of her favorite charities, The Covenant House, at covenanthouse.org/donate or via check made out to the Covenant House, Anne Reeves Tribute, c/o Sandra Latchman, Donor Communications, 5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001-1810.