Charlie Reed, who died last month, is remembered as "one of the best fast-pitch softball players" Lynn has ever had.
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Charlie Reed was one of Lynn’s characters

LYNN — Charlie Reed lived a life filled with challenges. He just never let any of them get him down.

"Charlie lived with disabilities all his life," said James Cowdell, who is now the executive director of the Lynn Economic Development & Industrial Corporation (EDIC/Lynn), but was once president of the Lynn Parks Softball Association. "But he never let those challenges defeat him."

Just the opposite, says Jim Ward, who was also a past president of the association. He lived a full life despite them. 

"He was one of the best fast-pitch softball pitc…

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