Colin James Reap, 22, Green Ridge Section of Scranton, died Saturday at home from a congenital heart defect.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of Kathleen Reap and the late Kevin Reap. Colin was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and was a student at Lackawanna College. He aspired to become a lawyer for the sole purpose of wanting to help others.
Colin was a tremendous source of love and support to his mother, they were each other’s best friend. He was loved immensely by his parents, his sister, Jessie, and his family. Colin had an infectious smile and the biggest heart. He showed great empathy for others and was always there to help those in need. He loved to play baseball and especially loved being a catcher. Colin was the recipient of the Little League Freach Keene Award. His dog, Oliver, who passed before him brought Colin a great sense of comfort and companionship.
Colin experienced tremendous loss and adversity in his life but carried on with great strength and dignity. Colin had the kindest soul and will be missed more than words could ever express. Colin was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where he was known as the littlest altar boy who carried the biggest cross when he was younger. Colin had great faith and until we meet again may God hold us all in the palm of his hand.
Colin is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Ann Reap; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his father, Kevin; his sisters, Jessie and Grace; his brother, Kevin Jr.; his paternal grandfather, James Reap; and his maternal grandparents, Carey and Marlene Kanavy.
There will be no calling hours.