"Richard (Rick) Lee Redner born March 2, 1949 in Elmira, New York, was a loving man who never met a stranger. He answered God's calling on March 24, 2020 to find peace and a cancer free home. He will be missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his son Chase Winston Redner, Linda Stancil-Redner, brothers, Bob Redner, Ron Redner & Randy Redner & sisters, Sherry Boop and Sue Palm. While he is physically not with us, his stories and memories will live on in each of us.
Rick served our country for 5 years during the Vietnam Era, a time that many did not respect, a time marches and protest occurred. During his service he had a Top Secret position and was proud that he met General Patton IV during his time in the Army and of course there were stories. On his return to the States, he became active in the Big Brother Program and was always prideful of his time with the program. He was also a member of the Sons of American Revolution and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville. He worked in the family business Render Ad Service and serviced many large accounts and was well respected by his clients. Rick retired from the advertisement business and enjoyed his carefree life doing whatever he wished. He enjoyed hunting & fishing, these pleasure past times began at the age of 16.
He left this earth with 2 regrets, one being that he didn't have enough time with his Son and that he would be missing so many adventures with him & that he did not finish the book his Sweet Sister, Sherry Boop mailed to him. He was very appreciative of the cards, letters and photos he received during his illness as they helped to take his mind off the pain and discomfort. Even during this "social distance crisis" family still found ways to communicate and let him know he was loved. He leaves us with this thought: "please take the time to spend with family & friends for you never know when there will be no more tomorrows."
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