Mr. Ralph G. Redden of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Delaware Hospice Center on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was 83 years old.
Mr. Redden was born on March 18, 1935 in Chincoteague, VA to the late Walter S. and Minnie E. Gray Redden. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two sisters, Amanda Smith and Myrtle Gulyas as well as four brothers, Herbert Redden, Paul Redden, Clinton “Skate” Redden and Johnny Redden.
Ralph graduated from Ocean City Maryland High School in 1954 and then joined the U.S. Army where he served our country. He retired from the Acme Markets as a Store Manager where he worked for 39 ½ years. He attended Zoar United Methodist Church, was a former member of the Lions Club, Millsboro Town Council, former vice mayor of Millsboro where he served 12 years. He was also a member of the Delaware Campers Club. Ralph enjoyed camping. He and his wife sold their house and bought a fifth wheel camper, in which they lived and traveled full-time for 13 years. Over the winters, they had the pleasure of being “snowbirds” with close friends in Jekyll Island, Georgia and in Florida. Ralph loved his Georgia shrimp and knew every good seafood restaurant between Millsboro and Florida. He also enjoyed boating, crabbing, watching and meeting new people. He was always able to easily strike up a conversation with anyone, even a total stranger.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over 60 years, Dorothy Margaret Redden of Millsboro, DE; three children, Teresa Morris (Shawn) of Galestown, MD; Ralph Redden Jr. (Beth) of Millsboro, DE: and Wendy Mears (Jimmy) of Milford, DE; three sisters, Vivian Collier of Harrington, DE; Yvonne Hastings of Millsboro and Rosalee Short of Easton, MD. He is also survived by a grandson, JR Mears and his fiancé Holly Gunning as well as his “adopted family” Ralph and Cindy Rogers of Millsboro, their children who are Godchildren, Brad Rogers (Jessica) and Crystal Bunting (Gage) and their children McKinlee and Bowen Rogers and Karra Bunting.
A memorial service will be held on March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Zoar United Methodist Church, 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, DE 19966. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Carissa Pepper, 24491 Gravel Hill Rd, Millsboro, DE 19963, Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Manor House, “Willowbrook Court” 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
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ZOAR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
C/O CARISA PEPPER, 24491 GRAVEL HILL ROAD, MILLSBORO DE 19966
100 PATRIOTS WAY, MILFORD DE 19963
MANOR HOUSE "WILLOWBROOK COURT"
1001 MIDDLEFORD ROAD, SEAFORD DE 19973