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“Schwandt Families, It is hard to find the words to express our feelings of grief, shock, and disbelief, but know you all are in our thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Hoyt, Kirsten, Aidan & Magnus Purinton - Washington Island, WI

“I am so sorry to hear about Reed's passing. We were friends at Lake Country elementary school and I remember Reed as a fiercely competitive...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Shai

“My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in the loss of their beloved Reed. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Randolph - Naples, FL

“My heartfelt condolences to Renee, kids and family. There are no words that can express how shocked and saddened everyone is. Reed had so much more...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Patten - Middletown, NJ

“Andrew, I did not know your brother but having gotten to know you he must have been a really special brother and great man. I am so sorry for your...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Perkins - Gold Canyon, AZ

“Renee, I am thinking so much of you and am praying so hard for you and for the children. I am so sorry. Paul reminded me this week that I was always...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Whitney Ball - Seattle, WA

“I only heard of the news just now. I was one of many Wharton classmates who cherished Reed's leadership, honesty, good humor and hard work. We all...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Greg Battle - Jersey City, NJ

“In a business full of intelligent people, Reed was truly one of a kind. It's true he had more knowledge and intellect than 35 of us combined,...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Tyler Hathaway - Southport, CT

“I got to know Reed professionally several years ago and our paths would cross regularly at investor meetings and conferences. From our first meeting...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Rowe - CA

“I’m so sorry to hear of Reed’s sudden passing. Reed was a mild-mannered gentleman who was caring and always was trying to help others...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Sang Lee - NY, NY

“Renee, our hearts are broken that such a huge loss has come to our family through the loss of one of our young men. Too soon. We grieve Reed's...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Sue and Randy Bishop - Charlotte, CT

“This is Miranda's mom. We are so sorry for your loss. Renee', you turned into such a beautiful woman. I wish there was something I could say to help...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sue Evans - Peoria, IL

“I am extremely saddened by Reed's passing, and I express my sympathy to Renee and the Schwandt family for your tremendous loss. I have known...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Dave George - St. Louis, MO

“Renee, I cannot fathom what you and your family are going through. Rest assured, the entire investment community is shocked and deeply saddened...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Dana Nolan - Birmingham, AL

“I have very fond memories of Reed in middle and high school. His love of a good SNL skit, the Fab Five and basketball in general. I remember how he...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Tony Weldon - Minneapolis, MN

“Jimmy said it well, Reed was a great investor and an even better person. I spoke with Reed last Thursday afternoon and it was non-stop laughing and...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Jon Arfstrom - Minneapolis, MN

“My dear Karen and Steve and extended family. I am with you in thoughts and prayers for all of you during this most difficult time. Not personally...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Hoganson - Bloomington, MN

“Reed Schwandt was my favorite bank investor. I had the privilege of spending over a decade with Reed as a colleague on the buyside. Reed was a...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Jimmy Hanna - Laguna Beach, CA

“I am stunned to hear of Reed's passing. I worked with Reed in a professional capacity, seeing him several times a year. He makes each meeting more...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: James Abbott - Salt Lake City, UT

“Renee and Family, I just heard the terrible news of your loss today. You and your family have been on my mind. I will continue to pray for comfort...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Faith Mangler - Gurnee, IL

“Dear Renee - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children. Though the loss of Reed in your everyday life is unimaginable, his...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Flinn - Fairfield, CT

“We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Reed's passing. Our hearts are heavy and go out to you, Renee, and your entire family. We pray that God's...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Seana & Mike Turner - Darien, CT

“We are stunned at the news. Please know that even though we are far away, we are holding you in our hearts at this sad time. Love to you and your...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Chris and John O'Sullivan Toronto

“Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Words cannot convey our sadness - he was a wonderful gentleman. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Doug and Laurin Smith - Darien, CT

“With deepest sympathy. Love, Ray and Rhonda. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Ray and Rhonda Glotzbach - TN

“Dear Renee, I know I don't have to tell you this but Reed was a special person. I got to know him over several years through his work as a buy-side...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: List Underwood - Mountain Brook, AL

“You will truly be missed. You were one of the smartest and most driven individuals that I have met. My sincere condolences to your family. ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: David Lee - Porter, IN

“Words cannot convey the incredible sadness I feel at your loss. My heart, prayers, and hugs to my dear friends, Karen and Steve, and to all members...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Joanne Irwin - South Yarmouth, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Reed was a great guy. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Brian Stoker - Pound Ridge, NY


Reed William Schwandt, age 40, passed away suddenly the morning of June 10, 2017, in Darien, CT. Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, he leaves behind a wife, Renee Schwandt, and three children – Isabelle, Luke, and Emmerson – as well as his mother and father, Karen and Stephen Schwandt, brother, Andrew Schwandt and numerous close friends and extended family members. Mr. Schwandt was born on September 11, 1976, in Minneapolis, MN. He attended Armstrong High School, graduating in 1994. He then enrolled at Indiana University, where he graduated with honors in applied math/finance and met his wife Renee. At age twenty-one, he began his career in finance at Morgan Stanley in NYC. Later he attended The Wharton School where he earned an MBA, also with honors. He enjoyed an accomplished career as an investment portfolio manager while still maintaining his enthusiasm for playing basketball, attending Green Bay Packers games, and enjoying the seaside life he had built with his family. He was a brilliant, driven, and hilarious young man who will be deeply and profoundly missed. A visitation will be held on Thursday June 15th, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home located at 2119 Boston Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820. The memorial service will be on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. taking place at Noroton Presbyterian Church located at 2011 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820. Those who wish to honor Mr. Schwandt's memory can donate to the Schwandt Memorial Fund in one of two ways: 1. Checks made out to the Renee Schwandt Family Fund can be mailed to 36 Baywater Drive, Darien, CT 06820; or 2. A Go Fund Me account has been created. Visit Reed Schwandt Family Memorial