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Former Reid President Cothery Dies

Johanna Cothery, former president of Reid Manufacturing and Reid Glass Co., passed away on Thursday, April 3, at the age of 85. Cothery took over the businesses after the death of her husband, Harry, in 1976.

Cothery is survived by three sons, Jeffrey of Grand Rapids, Mich., Joel of White Lake, Mich., and Jerry of Brighton, Mich.; two daughters, Cheryl Bauman of Novi, Mich., and Cathy Gibney of Northville, Mich.; and 15 grandchildren.

A funeral mass was held today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church in Northville, Mich.

Cothery not only was a leader at Reid, but also in the business community at-large of Southfield, Mich. She once served as president of the Southfield Chamber of Commerce and chaired various city-led organizations for the benefit of its senior citizens.

CLICK HERE for a recent story about Cothery from the Detroit Free-Press.

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