John Redmond, born in Wilmington, Delaware arrived in Englewood, Colorado at a young age where he stayed and would call Colorado home until his passing. He and his sister Eileen (Mosley), who passed years ago, were raised by their grandmother and father.
John is survived by his wife Sally, whom he met at Englewood High School. They shared nearly sixty-one years together, having two children - Shelley (a nurse by training, now working at an insurance company) and Keith (a CPA by training, now consulting for various companies). Shelley (Chism) resides in Littleton, CO, Keith in the Las Vegas, NV area with his wife Paula. Shelley and her husband Lynn have two children – Nick and Michael, who have affectionately known their grandpa as “Big G” over the years, and especially enjoyed the traditional (late night) New Year’s Eve football game in John’s back yard every year.
John spent two years at Colorado State University (or Colorado A&M as it was known then) but returned to Englewood to marry his high school sweetheart and begin a career with Gates Rubber Company. He would remain at Gates until retiring at age 66 as a Project Design Engineer, his career culminating with several patents on the poly-chain belt drive for motorcycle drive-chains (the Harley Davidson belt drive most notably).