Richard L. Reddaway
1947 - 2020
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Richard L. Reddaway

"RedDog"

March 29, 1947 - June 26, 2020

Richard (Dick) Reddaway, a resident of Oxford, Michigan passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26th, in his home. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of over 40 years, Peggy Reddaway (nee Duhn), nephew Brian (Tami), and many cousins. He was pre-deceased by his parents Jack and Beverly, a sister, Diane and brother, Brian.

Dick was good at almost everything he attempted; star athlete for the Auburn Hills Boys and Girls Club, Senior Class President, All-Oakland football running back, All-State baseball player, Avondale Hall of Fame, and he was awarded a baseball scholarship to the University of Southern Colorado. After college, Dick worked in the family business where he became owner and operator of the Reddaway Cleaners. He married the love of his life, Peggy, and together they built their home on the lake where they have lived since 1980.

Throughout the many years of their marriage, before becoming ill, Dick and Peggy loved water skiing, downhill skiing, hunting, Detroit Lions football games, antiques and their cabin in the U.P. Dick found great peace and happiness walking through the woods enjoying nature. His favorite quote was "To every man there is a season…".

When Dick died, he was 73 yrs. old and had outlived all projected life spans for Huntington's disease. He was dedicated to the researchers finding a cure for Huntington's disease. It is fitting that the U. of M. hospital is now studying his brain in the hopes of finding a cure for this horrible, debilitating disease. A visitation will be held on July 2, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at Pixley Funeral Home in Auburn Hills. Immediately following the visitation there will be a service at Mt. Avon cemetery in Rochester at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Auburn Hills Boys and Girls Club 220 S Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, or Huntington's disease at HDSA, Michigan Chapter, 1221 Bowers St., P.O. Box 1091, Birmingham, MI. 48012, Dick will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.




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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Jun. 29 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Rest in Peace Dick, our loss is heaven's gain. You leave us with so many memories, until we meet again.
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July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
I'm sorry I didn't get to know Dick,He was My Nephew Brians Uncle,sending prayers.Sorry for your loss Brian and Peggy.R.I.P Dick
Jerrylynn Dupont
Family
July 1, 2020
Dick was always a very Special Person..May He rest in peace in God's loving arms..
Judy Newby Fletcher
Classmate
June 30, 2020
Peggy Dick will be sorely missed by us and anyone who came in contact with him. We commend you both for the courageous battle against this disease. Our memories of Dick will always bring happiness and laughter to our hearts. Soar high Red Dog.
Jim & Dori Silkwood
Friend
June 30, 2020
He was such a good friend. We collected antiques together and enjoyed a Sunday morning salvage and many card games with Jim Adamski also many rounds of golf. Attended many dog shows. May God be with you. Prayers to your family. Rest in peace.
Thomas prince
Friend
June 30, 2020
Peggy,

Remembering the good times.

Alan and Joanne Hafeli
Alan Hafeli
Friend
June 29, 2020
good dude! Seen him in Florida in in 1970, and again in 1972, at Pat and mines wedding. You are free, now, my friend. RIP. Phillip and Pat Chamberlain
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