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Local documentary filmmaker Lou Reda dies at age 92

EASTON, Pa. - The Lehigh Valley is saying goodbye to acclaimed documentary filmmaker Lou Reda.

Reda died over the weekend at the age of 92.

He was a pioneer in film production who made hundreds of historical war documentaries that aired on networks like A&E and The History Channel. He was a World War II veteran and his family says he enjoyed telling stories about the military.

"He made money but it was never about money. He would rather produce something good, something people loved,” said his son Scott Reda.

Scott Reda runs Lou Reda Productions and said up until the last few years when his father began to suffer from dementia, he would come to the office almost every day.

"Lou Reda Productions wasn't just an office, it was a home. And it was Lou's house,” said filmmaker Gershon Hinkson.

"The thing that I'll never ever forget about Lou is that Lou is not the type of guy who would walk into a room and tell you he is the boss. Lou was very old school," Hinkson said.

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