Fred A. Redden (1936 - 2016)

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Fred A. Redden, 79, of New Millport, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1936, in Bells Landing, he was the son of Ford and Rosa Jane (Whitten) Redden. Mr. Redden had been the co-owner of the former Pete & Fred's Barber Shop in Curwensville until 1971, then had worked for the former Piper Aircraft and the former Howe's leather and then had worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a bridge foreman until his retirement in 1999. He also co-owned Champion's Choice Sports in Curwensville with his wife, Icie Redden.
He also was a member of the Curwensville Loyal Order of Moose, a member of the former Curwensville Jaycees and was named PennDOT's "Man of the Year" two times.
On June 21, 1959, in New Millport, he wed the former Icie M. Thurston, who survives along with four sons: Rick R. Redden and wife Lisa and Fred E. Redden and wife Jill both of Clearfield, Chris A. Redden and fiancée Tammy Newpher of Curry Run and Scott L. Redden and wife Pam of New Millport. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Nick Redden, Andrew Redden, Ashley Bortot and husband Kris, Raeleigh Redden, and Makeeli Redden; a great-grandchild, Rylan Bordas; as well as a sister-in-law, Virginia Barrett of Bells Landing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glen and Delton "Bud" Redden; an infant sister, Verla Redden; and a great-grandson, Ezra J. Bortot. He was the last member of his generation.
A "Celebration of Life" Service led by Mr. Roger Thurston will be held for Mr. Redden at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of services at 5 p.m.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the Pittsburgh Metro Chapter, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; the Central PA Chapter, 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite #230, Harrisburg, PA 17109; or Friends of the Curwensville Lake, P.O. Box 181, Curwensville, PA 16833-0181.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Curwensville
300 State St
Curwensville, PA 16833
(814) 236-2872
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Published in The Courier Express on July 22, 2016
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