Thomas B. Redding, Jr.
07/22/1946 - 08/25/2016
Thomas B. Redding, Jr., 70, of Hanover, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the York Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Amour) Redding to whom he was married 48 years. Born July 22, 1946 in Hanover, he was the son of Mary R. (Smith) Redding of McSherrystown and the late Thomas B. Redding, Sr. Tom retired from Tri State Electric after 23 years as a store manager. He was a 1964 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover and the McSherrystown Home Association. Tom enjoyed tending to a variety of flowers and gardening, he was a wonderful cook and his Pappy Meals will be sorely missed, he was also a talented handy man and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three children; Thomas B. Redding III and his wife Amy of York, Mary Kay McKenney and her husband Brandon of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Timothy B. Redding of Daytona Beach, FL, 4 grandchildren; Kyle Redding and Emylee, Tate and Jade McKenney, ten siblings; Mary Lou Box of Harrisburg, Edith Weaver, Anita Asper, Jane, Susan and Christopher Redding all of McSherrystown, Stephen, Richard, and Anthony Redding all of Hanover and Janet Loucks of Glenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover with Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons as celebrant. Burial will follow at Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Friends and relatives will be received Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover. Serving as pallbearers will be his four brothers, Thomas Spangler and Lynn Weaver. Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to Hanover/ Spring Grove VNA Hospice, 440 Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
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Posted at:08/26/2016 7:07 pm
susie - email@example.com
Dear dear brother you are so sorely missed already. I love you with all my heart and soul and will miss being a guinea pig to all your delicious meals that you brought over to us to try, I told you you should have made a cookbook with all your concoctions but will have to do without. Your flowers are always so pretty sitting on the table also. Love you,take care of him dad and you will have the most gorgeous flowers up there where you went. Love ya bro with all my heart
Posted at:08/26/2016 10:10 pm
Janet L Loucks - firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautiful voice has joined the choir off angels. A master gardener week be showing wildflowers in the gardens of heaven. And a crafted handy man will be tending to the pearly gates. My heart aches with your loss but I will never forget anything about you. You are one of the best of us. I love you so much and miss you terribly. You are my big brother and I am honored to be your baby sister. You are with dad now and I am sure he has welcomed you with open arms. Rest in peace dear brother until we meet again.
Posted at:08/27/2016 7:07 am
Scott Reese - Chosenenterprisesllc@embarqmail.com
You will never know how much you influenced the man I am now. When you talked about praying on the way to 7-11. Praying in the 7-11. Sitting in the parking lot for sometimes hours praying. Praying on your way to work and definitely praying hard while I was in the store shopping. Haha. Your Christmas gift still sits on my piano.
You never treated me like I was a small guy starting out. You established the ground work and supported my initial growth which helped bring me to where I am today. You didn't know this but I actually made excuses to come by so we could talk about the real stuff. A spiritual mentor for sure!! I know you and your family have suffered greatly. If there is ever anything I can do to repay the kindness you put forth to me, I am here!! I am here!!! God bless you my friend. That means you Steve, an equally good man with a strong faith who also has been thru so much. I am sorry for your loss. I am here.
Posted at:08/27/2016 2:02 pm
Mary Lou Box -
Tom, Keep those angels on their toes as they tend God's garden. Every time I look at a garden now, I think of you and your love of all things beautiful. Tiptoe through the tulips til you find all the others whom we miss and give them a hug for us. Always here when we needed you, undying love for family and friends, devoted husband and Dad and a loving, tender-hearted son and brother. Love you from the tips of my toes to the grey hair on my head. Rest!! Lou
Posted at:08/28/2016 11:11 am
Patti Reaver - email@example.com
Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Tom. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted at:08/29/2016 11:11 pm
Niener Weezie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom, The "Ave Maria" was sung for you today and it reminded me of the times we shared when you sang and I played the organ at Church. We made a great team. I know you will sing your heart out with the angelic choir and they will love hearing you sing as we all have. You were a terrific brother, craftsman, and cook. My heart hurts so bad right now. You went way too soon, but God had plans for you and needed you now. Fix those pearly gates for when we meet again dear brother. You will be loved always and I miss you so much already. Give Dad a hug from all of us. Rest now.
Posted at:03/17/2017 5:05 am
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