Steve Redd passed away suddenly on June 8, 2014, at the VA Hospital in La Jolla. He was born in Tulsa, OK, on March 13, 1947, where he grew up and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1965. Steve attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he served his country for four years as a Radioman from 1967 to 1971. He then completed his college degree in Business from OSU. |
After living in Tulsa and Atlanta for a while with his first wife, Jan, he moved to Denver where he met and later married Noreen (Dick) Kinson in 1987. Steve worked in the tire business for B. F. Goodrich and later for TCI as a manager for 16 years in San Diego. He was an entrepreneur (and a networker) and owned a franchise business helping other people find businesses of their own. He was always optimistic and looking for the next big opportunity! Because he always loved cars he most recently worked as an independent car broker for his friends and clients.
Steve was a member of the RB Sunrise Rotary Club and received many awards for his work there, among them "Service above Self", a Merit Award, and a Service Citation. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow.
Steve loved animals and helped raise two cats, Pearl and Callie for 21 years! His hobbies included tennis and golf, in his younger years, and he was an avid reader. People liked Steve and he was easy to talk to. He was kind.
Steve is survived by his wife of 27 years, Noreen; their two cats, Pepper and Ginger; sister, Debbie (George) Hughes of Oklahoma City; uncle, Lester (JoAn) of Norman, OK; four nephews; three nieces; eight grand-nieces and nephews; many cousins; and two brothers-in-law, Nathan (Karen) Dick of CO and Jeff (Pam)Taft-Dick of VT. He was predeceased by his mother, Frances Pilcher; father, Edward L. Redd; and uncle, Fred Reed, all of OK. He will be missed by so many friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Escondido Humane Society at http://escondidohumanesociety.org/donate/.
Published in the Pomerado News on June 26, 2014