Fred A. Redden, 79, of New Millport died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1936 in Bells landing, he was the son of Ford and Rosa Jane (Whitten) Redden.
Mr. Redden had been the co-owner of the former Pete & Fred’s Barber Shop in Curwensville until 1971.
After that, he had worked for the former Piper Aircraft and the former Howe’s leather and then for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a bridge foreman until his retirement in 1999.
He also co-owned Champion’s Choice Sports in Curwensville with his wife, Icie Redden.
He was a member of the Curwensville Loyal Order of Moose and of the former Curwensville Jaycees. He was named PennDOT’s “Man of the Year” two times.
On June 21, 1959 in New Millport, he wed the former Icie M. Thurston, who survives, along with four sons, Rick R. Redden and his wife, Lisa and Fred E. Redden and his wife, Jill, both of Clearfield; Chris A. Redden and his fiancée, Tammy Newpher of Curry Run; and Scott L. Redden and his wife, Pam of New Millport.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, Nick Redden, Andrew Redden, Ashley Bortot and her husband, Kris, Raeleigh Redden and Makeeli Redden; a great-grandchild, Rylan Bordas; as well as a sister-in-law, Virginia Barrett of Bells Landing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glen and Delton “Bud” Redden; an infant sister, Verla Redden; and a great-grandson, Ezra J. Bortot. He was the last member of his generation.
A “Celebration of Life” Service led by Mr. Roger Thurston will be held for Mr. Redden at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville.
Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Pittsburgh Metro Chapter, 444 Liberty Ave. Suite # 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; the Arthritis Foundation, Central PA Chapter, 4811 Jonestown Rd., Suite # 230, Harrisburg, PA 17109; or Friends of the Curwensville Lake, P.O. Box 181, Curwensville, PA 16833-0181.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.