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Margrit Reid

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On November 30, 2018 @ 2:59 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 8 Comments

Last July Margrit Reid was riding the six-foot waves in her favorite vacation spot, Martha’s Vineyard, with her much-loved husband of 15 years, James (Jimmy) Roddy. There were no signs she would be gone four months later—lost to glioblastoma, a brain cancer.
Margrit was a free spirit, an original, with a feisty nature and a compassionate heart. She was full of life and, with her Jimmy, lived her life fully, making the most of every day. She was devoted to her son, Dr. Cody Johnson, always encouraging him, embracing his wife Megan as the daughter she never had and finally holding her beautiful month-old granddaughter, Josephine, in her last month. They were the lights of her life.
Margrit was the oldest of four siblings and shared her birthday (April 6) with her youngest sister. She was born in California, grew up in Connecticut and came to Ohio in her late teens. She was blessed with natural ability and talent, hiding her carefully crafted poems in a silver book. She craved independence and lived life on her terms, creating her own vision of what she wanted her life to be.
She worked at various companies, restaurants and family businesses—but they were always secondary to her role as a wife and mother. After successfully recovering from breast cancer two years ago, she wanted to pay back her good fortune and volunteered twice a week to help the children at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.
She was 58 years old, her hair still naturally black, her face unlined, full of the freckles her mother was sure would fade when she was a teen. We will always cherish her infectious laugh, her creativity, her irreverent humor, her kind heart, her love of sports and the sport of politics. We always knew she would be there if we ever needed anything, big or small.
No words can express our feelings as this shining light of our lives has passed, too soon, into eternity.
Margrit was the daughter of Ruth Morhard (husband Albert) and the late Gerald Reid; sister of Gerald, Mary Reid (husband Raymond Rundelli) and Trish Reid; step-sister of Kathleen Miller (husband Steven), Albert Joseph Morhard (wife Kristina), Dr. Susan Posada (husband Miguel) and Jane Watson (husband David); daughter-in-law of Mary and the late Jack Roddy; sister-in-law of Catherine Mary Roddy (husband Glenn Pisani), Jack, Michael, Patricia, Brian (wife Monica), Kevin (wife Lisa) and the late Joseph Roddy; aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Per Margrit’s request, all services will be private, and her final resting place will be at Martha’s Vineyard. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Margrit may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.

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Condolence from Margaret Dawson on December 2nd, 2018 11:26 am

So sorry, it seems this is the year we lose our daughters, sad and great losses. My daughter in October, my girlfriends yesterday and now yours. They have all passed too young and had creative and independent spirits. We will miss them all.

Condolence from Ora Garms on December 2nd, 2018 11:34 am

I’ve been out of touch with Margrit for several years, but still considered her a true friend. I knew Margrit back in the Cippi and Mo days and have many fond memories. She was a great friend and will be terribly missed. Im so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Ginni Malin Baris on December 3rd, 2018 9:05 pm

Ora.. I couldn’t have said it better. I still have such fond memories of Those years we all just had fun!

Condolence from Barbara Schill on December 2nd, 2018 2:10 pm

In so sorry for Your loss. I know it’s hard as I had lost a brother a couple of months ago. But it gets easier in time and you will never forget how special she was. May god bless you and your family

Condolence from Kathy McAnally Burgess on December 2nd, 2018 3:37 pm

Ruth – I’m so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I will pray most fervently for God to comfort you and the family. It’s difficult to find words that could be of help right now. Just know that I’m deeply saddened for you in this loss.

Condolence from Lynn Epps on December 2nd, 2018 5:29 pm

Memories are the cherished possessions of those who have lost someone close. Indelibly etched in our minds and hearts will be those moments we shared of her life.Though miles and years have separated our paths we hold close the moments that linked us together. We share your loss. We understand the heartache, and we care.

Condolence from Chris Sprague on December 2nd, 2018 7:58 pm

Mary and family , I am so sorry , What a beautiful tribute to your sister . Love you Mary, hugs my friend and prayers Love Chris and Stephanie Sprague

Condolence from Aunt Rosie on December 4th, 2018 6:25 am

Dear Cody and Megan, I can’t imagine how difficult it has been to have lost such a dear soul so unexpectedly at a time that should be a joyous and celebratory occasion. If it’s any consolation, i know the strong loving bond will always connect you and she will always be watching over your beautiful family. My love and heart are with you!

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