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Robert M. Redington, Jr., 80

August 11, 2017

Robert “Bob” Martin Redington, Jr., 80, of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born in Kingston, PA, he was the son of the late Robert & Eleanor (James) Redington. Bob was the loving husband to Joyce Ann (Sweppenheiser) Redington and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage on August 7, 2017.

A proud veteran and patriot who loved his country, he served 2 years active duty for the US Army and 6 years in the Navy Reserves. He came to Lancaster in 1959 to work as a service technician for UGI Corporation. A loyal and hardworking employee and member of the I.B.E.W., he retired as a dispatcher 38 years later. He formed many close friendships with coworkers and became known as “Big Red” to everyone. He especially loved attending UGI company picnics, Easter egg hunts, and Christmas parties with his children.

He completed a course under the benefit of the GI bill that culminated in building his own television. Thereafter, he enjoyed building many electronic kits with his children and grandchildren. Bob “the technician” took pride in being able to fix just about anything; a lifelong learner, he embraced changes in technology and even social media. Bob also enjoyed music, NASCAR, and Phillies baseball. A born storyteller, he had a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all, he was generous and thoughtful with everyone he met, offering his attention and gifts to his children, grandchildren, “adopted” grandchildren, and his caregivers in later life. A strong believer in the Catholic faith, Bob was an active member of the St. Anthony Parish until later life when he participated in mass from home or at St. Anne’s Retirement Community.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Joyce, are children: Susan Redington Bobby, Robert M. Redington, II, Lori DiStefano (Joseph), and Kelly Redington-Przychodzien (Arthur); grandsons: Michael & Jonathan DiStefano; and siblings: Raymond Redington, Jean Peterson, Patricia Miller, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St, Millersville, PA 17551. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602. Bob will be laid to rest with Military Honors at St. Anthony Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s name to St. Anne’s Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave, Columbia, PA 17512. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of St. Anne’s Retirement Community for the compassionate care Bob received.

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September 16, 2017

Kelly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He sounded like an amazing man, father and husband. I hope the memories can bring you comfort through this difficult time. With deepest condolences, Audrey Ward
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August 29, 2017

Dear Joyce and family, my deepest sympathy regarding the death of your husband, father and friend. Hoping that you are able to find comfort in the fact that he is a peace. May God wrap you in his loving arms as you learn to live each day without Bob. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Hope Long

August 18, 2017

I’m so grateful for my dad and everything he did for our family, and even though this time is hard on us, I’m glad for my mom and siblings and every single supportive family member and friend. Dad, I’m going to miss you every day. I’m so sure, though, that you’re reunited with your mother and your UGI buddies. Please watch over us. I love you forever–Susan 

August 17, 2017

My sympathy, Joyce, on Bob’s passing.  He is indeed at peace.  May you find strength and comfort in your family and with many memories.  You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers. 
Marge McCarthy

August 17, 2017

My sincerest condolences to your family. 
Love n prayers, 
Maureen (Comp) Smith

August 15, 2017

I was really sorry to hear of Red’s passing! I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Barry Heiserman

August 15, 2017

My deepest sympathy in the passing of Bob. He was friends for many years with my brother Bob Baldori, who just recently passed on 7/31. Please know that you will be in our prayers. 
Angela (Baldori) Ahnert

August 14, 2017

He really was the best Dad ever. He gave something to all of us, in one way or another. We have so many good memories to keep us going during this difficult time.
Kelly and Art Przychodien

August 13, 2017

On behalf of the Childs Family, I would like to offer my sincere sympathy in the passing of Mr. Redington. We will keep your family in our family’s prayers.  Love & Hugs, Amy Childs Nicholls

August 13, 2017

Mrs Redington & Family, were saddened to hear of Big Red passing and hope all of your memories  of him give you and your family comfort during this time of sorrow. 
          Linda & Larry Conley Jr.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
2:00 PM
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501 E. Orange St
Lancaster, PA
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