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Arthur Bradley (Brad) Tredinnick

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Arthur Bradley (Brad) Tredinnick Obituary
TREDINNICK Our beloved father, Arthur Bradley (Brad) Tredinnick, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2010. He was preceded in his passing by his true love and wife of 58 years, Sylvia Ann Tredinnick, on August 22, 2010. To anyone who has followed Jacksonville politics through the years, Brad Tredinnick is a familiar name. He was the youngest president of the Jacksonville City Council, 1962-1963, after serving on the council beginning in 1959. He was the driving force behind what was to become the Brad Tredinnick Youth Center on Pearl Street in Jacksonville's Northside, a much needed facility for youth to congregate and have fun being kids in a safe nurturing environment. In 1962, he received the Good Government Award from the Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce. After his political career, Brad was appointed by the Duval County representatives within the Florida House of Representatives in 1965 to serve on the Consolidation Committee, which would later form the Jacksonville boundaries to include all of Duval County. He was also named to the Sports and Entertainment Commission in 1980, appointed by then Jacksonville mayor Jake Godbold. Brad continued to serve the city as a sought after advisor to many political figures of his time. Sports were a central part of Brad's life. While attending Andrew Jackson High School, he was a four letter athlete, named the Most Versatile Athlete in Jacksonville; All State; and Best All Around Athlete in his graduating class. After a four year Navy enlistment out of high school, not to be daunted, Brad attended The University of Florida, not only becoming the first member of his family to attend, let alone graduate from, college...he became a walk-on starting shortstop for UofF, beating the odds of a four year absence from the game. Although he was recruited to play professional baseball with the Giants and Phillies, Brad chose to return to Jacksonville and pursue a career in the insurance industry, ultimately starting his own highly successful agency. His love of everything sports didn't stop there. He became one of the best golfers in the region, and was a founding member of Brentwood Golf Course and Selva Marina Country Club. When he moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, he eventually became Club Champion of The Ponte Vedra Club. He was a much sought after team member in the ProAm tournaments associated with The Greater Jacksonville Open and TPC. Yet, Brad was much more than a civic leader, successful businessman, and gifted athlete; he was a great provider to his family and a gracious friend. Brad remained true to his roots in the Northside of Jacksonville. He never neglected his family or his old friends while he gracefully moved between different worlds. He was the rock of his extended Tredinnick and Penn family, and the source of much fun and celebration for his old and new friends. His parties were legendary, as was his ability to support, mediate, and reconcile typical family issues. He is now reunited with the love of his life, Ann, forever enlisted in the annals of Jacksonville's political and sports history and, above all else, in the memories of his family and friends. Brad- job well done! Brad is survived by his sons Ryan (Michelle), Randy (Susan), and Mark; grandchildren Daniel, Danielle, Sarah, Logan, and Kara. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 2pm, at Quinn Shalz Funeral Home, 3600 Third Street South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250. A reception will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Bridge of Northeast Florida in memory of our father. Please address your check to: The Bridge, 1824 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL, 32206. Please include 'In Memory of Brad Tredinnick' on your check. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com . Services under the direction and care of:

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Published in the Florida Times-Union from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2010
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