I worked with Gordon some on the Redding genealogy. I was very impressed with how he made sure all of his entries had source documentation. He tried to show me the genealogy "ropes" whenver he was in Texas a couple years ago, but I'm not sure how much of it stuck. I had intended on visiting with him further about that work, but will now have to regret it. Rest In Peace, Gordon.
Michael W. Redding (Irving, TX)
During his work as Professor Emeritus I was fortunate to collaborate with Gordon Redding. His vast knowledge and understanding of (prism) adaptation that he shared with me during his visits in Bremen, Germany, enriched my PhD studies tremendously.
With his kindness and long fruitful scientific discussions, he encouraged me to continue my scientific work. I will keep Gordon in good memory.
Thank you, Gordon!
I was hoping to attend the memorial for Gordon but pressing family matters prevent me from doing so. As you know, Gordon and I collaborated on research and professional writing for well over 30 years. But more importantly, we were very good friends. I still cannot get over the fact that Gordon is no longer with us. I shall miss him greatly. Rest in peace, dear friend.
Dear Donna and Mike,
I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, Gordon and I remained friends after I left ISU, Bloomington, and the UU church---he even wrote me several letters of recommendation, leading to the career I know I am supposed to have. At Christmas we shared news of our kids. I will miss him tremendously. He was a good friend.
Gordon Redding was my advisor when I was an undergraduate student at Illinois State University. Gordon was soft-spoken, kind, gracious, and patient. He was my role-model for what college professors and scientists do. I would sit in his office for long periods of time and listen to him think out loud, working through one scientific puzzle or another. Leaning back, one foot propped on the trash can, lighting his pipe, yesterday's cold coffee dumped on a cactus plant that never slept. Without him I might never have gone to graduate school. Thanks, Gordon.