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John Walter Redmond, 75, of Bryantown died Sept. 11, 2012, at his residence with his beloved wife by his side.
He was born July 19, 1937, in Springfield, Mass., to the late Helen Grill Redmond and Alyn Carl Redmond.
He grew up in Springfield, Mass., where he attended and graduated Springfield Technical High School. After graduation, he attended the General Electric Apprentice Program to learn designing. There he designed substations and large transformers. He was also a certified scuba diver and a part of U.S. Navy Seabees, a naval construction battalion.
Carol Ingalls also worked at GE, which is where they met. He married the love of his life July 8, 1967, in Massachusetts. They came to Southern Maryland at the end of May in 1972 and had lived there since. He managed and operated the Waldorf Gulf Station until September 1980.
He always had a passion for fixing anything mechanical. He and his wife owned and operated Waldorf Cycle, located on Leonardtown Road from 1984 to 2004. There, he sold and repaired bikes and small engines. He was known by many as “Dr. John,” the doctor of all repairs. He also recruited youth who were experienced bike riders to become part of Waldorf BMX racing team. He and his wife would take these boys all over to race.
He also loved to own and restore corvettes. He and his wife were past members of the Southern Maryland Corvette Club. He enjoyed puzzles, swimming, hunting deer and his fish pond at their cabin in West Virginia. He also enjoyed researching family genealogy. He is survived by his devoted Shetland sheepdog, Frenchy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Robert and Elaine Redmond.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Ingalls Redmond; father-in-law, Florry Ingalls of Pittsfield, Mass.; sister-in-law, Bonnie LaPierre and her husband, William, of Dalton, Mass.; brother-in-law, Timothy Ingalls, also of Pittsfield, Mass.; and many caring friends.
Family received friends Sept. 14 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, where a funeral service followed with the Rev. Conley officiating.
Inurnment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Humane Society, 71 Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf, MD 20602.