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Stewart Reid with grandson Charley, who called his grandfather “Dipps.” (Photo courtesy of Jessica Robertson photography)

Former Ashland mayor, community pillar remembered

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Stewart Reid used to tell a local pastor that he didn’t want him to say anything nice about him at his funeral. “I used to say jokingly, ‘Stu, you never have to worry about that,’” said Rev. Chris Haydinger of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Despite his wishes, those who knew the 83-year-old former Ashland mayor will continue to remember the late Reid as a big-hearted pillar of the Ashland community.

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