Stanley M. Redeye

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VALLEJO, Calif. - Stanley M. Redeye, 92, of Vallejo, died June 7, 2018, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1926, in Salamanca, N.Y., he was the son of the late Sherman and Lillian John Redeye.

Mr. Redeye was a graduate of Salamanca High School and attended Solano Community College and Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

He was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, serving for over 28 years. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific Theatre aboard crash and rescue boats. He received the American Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 3 Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in South America, where he was an airlift loadmaster, ranking as Staff Sergeant.

After his military service career, he became a civilian loadmaster at the Maritime Island Naval Base in Vallejo.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Snipe Clan, and was co-founder of the Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. He enjoyed traveling to powwows across the country.

He was a Freemason for over 50 years, belonging to the Fort Campbell Masonic Lodge 946 F&AM in Kentucky. He was also a member of the Benali Shriners International, where he performed as a circus dad for over 30 years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling and he played his last baseball game at age 82 at the Travis Air Force Base.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Anna "Lucille" Stapp in 2012; two sisters, Anna Redeye and Margaret Redeye; two brothers, Clifford Redeye Sr. and Floyd Redeye; and a niece, Elsie Crawford.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (July 16, 2018) in the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296. Burial will be in Horseshoe Cemetery in Carrollton, N.Y.

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Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 12, 2018
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