Colin James Reap

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.


  1. Diane M Reap

    So sorry for the loss of Colin. My deepest condolences to Kathy and the Reap family.

  2. michele C kovach

    Kathy I am so very sorry, there are no words. I’m in shock reading this I love you, and knowing the feelings you are going though. I’m here for you and always will be

  3. Kit Neville

    Mrs. Reap + family,

    I just heard the news of Colin’s passing, and I wanted to share my condolences. Colin was one of my first friends at Prep. We were both in Ms. K’s homeroom (on the fourth floor!), and we stayed friends all through high school. His infectious laugh and hilarious comments throughout class would always crack me up and keep class morale high. Colin and I had a great time at Senior Prom together, and it was lovely getting to meet Mrs. Reap and their pup. He was an awesome kid, and I am very sad to hear of his passing. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deep sympathy,
    Kit Neville

  4. Becky

    Dear Kathleen,
    I work with Diane Reap and she shared this sad news with me this morning. I want you to know how heavy my heart is over your loss and that I am praying for you as you mourn and keep on going in this life.
    John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
    Praying for comfort and peace until you meet your loved ones again in Heaven.
    Becky Bruning

  5. Karla gorski

    Kathy I am so sorry. Call me anytime. 570 2292910

  6. Rita Tinsley

    Kathy my heart is broken for you. I can’t believe what you have had to endure.Please call me if you need to talk.

  7. Teresa Marino


    I am so sorry about the passing of your precious son, please know you will be in my prayers. May you find strength at this very difficult time. Kathy I will keep you in my prayers.
    Love Teresa Sheridan Marino

  8. Kathy Gilgallon

    My heart is broke for you.what a wonderful young man. Taken too soon.Thoughts are with you Kathy.

  9. Jim&Marilee Sweeney

    We are very sorry on Colin’s passing. RIP Colin.✝️☮️🕊

  10. Mari Emmi

    Dear Kathy & Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Colin. I have fond memories of him as a sweet boy at Robert Morris.


    Mari Emmi

  11. Debbie Mecca

    Kathleen I am so very sorry on the loss of your son Colin. The grief you carry is unimaginable. I know there is a special place in heaven for you to see and hug your family again. May the angels watch over you and your loved ones in this time of sorry.
    Love, your friend always,
    Debbie and Bobby Mecca

  12. Tatiana

    I am so sad to hear of Colin’s passing. I have known Colin since I was a child through my neighbors. I went to high school with him so we had many classes together. I also worked a summer job, lifeguarding, with him. He was a kind person who always knew how to crack a joke and make people laugh and smile. He will be dearly missed by anyone who knew him. Sending my prayers and condolences to his family.

  13. Noel Adcroft

    Kathy , and the whole Reap Family, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss You’re all in my thoughts and prayers God Bless🙏

  14. Janice Broadwater

    My heart is so broken I am at a lost for words…Kathleen, I am so sorry for your lost. Colin was sure a beautiful soul and a humble young man and may he rest in peace. Love you always Janice, Jimmy and family

  15. Gigi Spott

    Kathy, my heart aches to hear of the passing of your beautiful Colin. I didn’t know him, but it sounds like those who did have the pleasure, he was a source of joy and light. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  16. Joseph Galati

    Dear Mrs. Reap, I identified Colin very early on in the semester at Lackawanna College, he was a very bright young man and had great potential. The Forensic Class and I will have a moment of silence in remembrance of Colin. I will have a flower and candle at the seat where colin sat. We offer our sincere condolences on your unbelievable loss. I have spoken with Colin last week on the telephone and he told me of his misfortune and I have been praying for him since. Know that he is heaven bound and we all will miss him. GOD BLESS YOU.

  17. mary-zita stone


    There truly are no words… My heart breaks for you & I am so very, very sorry. Praying for God’s
    love, peace and strength to help you. Thanks for being the amazing , special person that you are…
    My deepest sympathy.

  18. Amanda VanBuskirk

    I am so sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with Kathy and the family

  19. Sharon Coleman

    Kathleen our deepest condolences on the loss of Colin know that God has an eye on him and will keep him in his loving grace it’s hard to loose a loved one with prayer and strength may he keep you strong for this tough journey love Dan & Sharon and family ❤️❤️

  20. Louise Pawlowski

    Kathy, I wish to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of Colin. Although I never met Colin, I quilt with his grandmother Ann, I have heard such wonderful things about him. You have already suffered such heartache so this is much more difficult to comprehend. My god grant you strength and healing. My prayers are with you and the entire Reap family.

  21. Sara Zegalia

    I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you.

  22. Karen and Joe Lotz

    Joe and I are so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. We will continue to pray for you. I am sorry you have experienced such pain. We are thinking of you. Please call if you need anything.

  23. Mary Ann Siddons

    Remembering Colin from Scranton Prep. What a blessing he was to all of us! Rest In Peace until we meet in the school hallway of Heaven, sweetie.

  24. Shannon Lewis

    Dear Kathy, We are so very sorry to hear of Colin’s passing and all you have endured in this life. May all your wonderful memories of him sustain you in the days ahead. Hope you find comfort in knowing he is reunited with his loved ones. My twins Owen and Reese have always spoke highly of him and just what a wonderful kid he was. God Bless You -Shannon Lewis

  25. Albert Powell

    Kathy , and the whole Reap Family, From The Powell Family, Words cannot express how sorry our Family is of your loss. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers God Bless🙏

  26. Chris Vaccaro

    Kathy, my deepest sympathy…prayers for strength and peace to help you through this difficult time.

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