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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Thomas Redding

Thomas "Tom" Redding

Tuesday, July 10th, 1945 - Friday, June 7th, 2019
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Thomas Wallace Redding, 73, of Greeley, CO passed away peacefully Friday, June 7, 2019 in his home with his family surrounding him.
Tom was born July 10, 1945 in Lyons, NE to Garth and Eva (Beck) Redding. He was a 1963 graduate of Lyons High School and a 1968 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. On July 5, 1966 he married his high school sweetheart Mary Ann Gerch.
They were blessed with two sons, Christopher and Bryan.
Tom worked at Eastman Kodak for 34 years. In Rochester, NY for the first six years where he worked on a Eastman Kodak government program making fuses for bombs during the Viet Nam war, then at Kodak’s plant in Windsor, CO where he worked as a project engineer. In his later career he was part of an international Kodak team meeting and traveling with people from England, France, Australia, Brazil, and Canada.
While in Rochester, he and Mary Ann received their private pilots’ licenses and enjoyed taking trips throughout the years, many back to their home town to be with each of their families. They were member s of Aero West Flying Club in Greeley for 20 years. They enjoyed dancing to big band music and 60s rock & roll, playing tennis different card games and traveling.
Tom enjoyed sports of all kinds, playing golf, basketball, volleyball, lake fishing in Canada and Minnesota, fly fishing on the Big Thompson and Poudre Rivers in Colorado and the past ten years surf fishing at Port Aransas, TX. After he retired he was very active in the senior basketball programs in Greeley, Ft. Collins and Windsor, playing 5 days a week. For a time he was a volunteer for Hospice of
Northern Colorado. His first love was being a husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; son, Christopher (Sonja Cole); grandson, Bryan (Karina Bassett) and granddaughter, Shania (fiancé Logan Barrett) all of Greeley; sister, Mary (Mark Pearson) of Oakland, NE; brothers, Bob (Robbin McClure) of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Kathy Grewe) of Lexington, NE and Joe
(Laurie Gomez) of Whiting, IA. We will all miss him so very much.
Tom was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Lawrence; and his parents.
Life Celebration Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Adamson Life Celebration Home. Interment will be in Lyons, NE
Condolences may be left for the family at www.AdamsonCares.com.
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    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Adamson Celebration Center
    Address
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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Raymond seela

Posted at 05:19pm
I knew Tom from Kodak in Windsor and worked with him many times over the years. He was a great guy and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, his humor and kindness. Sincere condolences on you loss!
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Audrey L Fenton

Posted at 10:32am
My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Mary Ann, and to your family as you celebrate Tom's life and send him off to his heavenly home. May God give you the strength to endure his passing.
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Chalo Gonzales

Posted at 12:59am
My Condolences to the Family of Mr. Tom Redding I worked with Tom in C-16 at Kodak Colorado Division some years back, He was a great person to talk to , He will be missed greatly by all that knew him, Rest in Peace Tom. Chalo Gonzales, Windsor Colorado
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Mike Bezenar

Posted at 05:52pm
met Tom at seniors basketball...great guy....with a quick smile, and oh yes, a quick move to the hoop...going to miss that move....and that great smile!! mike bezenar
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