John Martin Reddington
John Martin Reddington, of Moosic, formerly of Scranton, passed away Wednesday, March 21.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Scanlon Reddington on October 19, 1996.He and Dorothy were married in 1955. They were blessed with over 40 years together.
Born in Scranton August 2, 1925, he was the second of three sons of the late Thomas V. and Sarah Langan Reddington. A 1943 graduate of Scranton Central High School, he enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1943 and served in the 1st Infantry Division, Military Police. He served in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars.
In 1950 he graduated from Catholic University of America with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1968 he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Scranton. For two years after graduating from CUA, he worked for the Navy Departmentin Washington D.C. After briefly working for McIntosh Laboratory, Binghamton NY; U.S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation and Federal Pacific Electric Company, Scranton, John worked for Lockheed Martin, Archbald, for 30 years. After retiring, he served as a project engineer for 10 years at Reilly Associates, Pittston. During his retirement, he volunteered with the Voluntary Action Center APPRISE Health Insurance program, and was a regular day sponsor at St. Francis Soup Kitchen.
A true gentleman, he guided his children and grandchildren with his character, dignity, kindness and quiet strength. He always lived by his faith, and used his life as an example of that faith. He was happiest when he was helping others. Whether it was through the Church, APPRISE, family or friends, he always wanted to help.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Nancy and Jeff Parlo, Clarks Summit; Bill and Dr. Lura Justice Reddington, Fresno, CA; and Susan and Tom Reilly, Moosic,with whom he resided for the last 15 years. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Garrett Parlo, Connor, Elizabeth and Carolyn Reddington, and Grace and Kate Reilly.
He is also survived by a brother and sister- in- law Joseph and Rosemary Reddington, Needham, MA in addition to cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Anne Reddington.
Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Msgr. James J. McGarry.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509.