Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
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Obituaries:

John C. "Jack" Redman

Friday, September 03, 2021

John C "Jack" Redman, Age 83 of Middlesex Twp. in Butler County, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021. Devoted son of Joseph C. and Lillian Zimmerman Redman; Beloved husband of 56 years to Carol Mrozinski Redman; Loving father of Timothy (Debra) Redman and Daniel (Christy) Redman: Proud grandfather of Connor, Braden, Gwen, and Wesley; Dear brother of Sandra Nowak, Ruth Ritenbaugh, and Jay Redman; Loving uncle and great-uncle; Jack loved growing up on Nobles Hill in Shaler where his grandparents lived next door. At a young age, he knew he wanted to fly airplanes and by the age of 16, he received his private pilots license flying out of Culmerville Airport where he and two partners owned a J3 Cub airplane. He went on to become a charter pilot and flight instructor at Butler Graham Airport and had a short stint as a corporate pilot for Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, PA.  After his time in central PA, he returned to the Pittsburgh area and resumed his role as a charter pilot and flight instructor at Butler Graham and eventually took on a greater role and became manager of the airport. After 10 years of managing the airport, he got a job with the PA Dept. of Transportation as an Aviation Specialist responsible for licensing airports and heliports in the entire southwest PA area.  He held this position for the state for 21 years until he retired.  He had a passion for fly fishing and made all of his rods and fly fishing lures by hand.  He was also an avid gardener, which he learned from his grandpap Zimmerman.  He will be greatly missed by his family whom he dedicated his life to take care of. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday Sept. 7 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 1:30pm at Bakerstown Methodist Church located at 5760 William Flynn Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tunnels to Towers (https://t2t.org)

Condolences

Carole Marsico 06-Sep-2021 10:54 PM

Carol... I am so sorry for your loss..... please accept our deepest condolences...

Greg and Sharon Letterle 07-Sep-2021 07:46 AM

Our deepest sympathies are with you all at this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.
God bless you.

Sally Pletcher 07-Sep-2021 10:36 AM

Carol, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. May your heart eventually be at peace with Jackā€™s passing and all of the wonderful memories you shared together. God be with you and your family.

Linda Myers 07-Sep-2021 02:14 PM

Carol, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband, Jack. Please know you and you family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Myers.

Amy S 08-Sep-2021 06:57 PM

Rest In Peace Mr.RedmanšŸ˜¢

Scott Weber 11-Sep-2021 12:20 AM

Like Jack, I also grew up in Shaler Township. In the summer of 1978, Jack was managing the Butler Graham Airport. I had just graduated from college - and with the ink still drying on my new pilot certificates - Jack hired me as a Flight Instructor. He was a great boss who taught me a lot until our careers took us in different directions. Our paths rarely crossed over the subsequent years but I remember one encounter in particular. We bumped into each other and had a nice chuckle when we realized that, many years before, Jack had given my then future father-in-law his first airplane ride in that J-3 Cub at Culmerville Airport.
Later this month I will retire after a 30-plus year career with the airlines. I can't imagine how things might have been different for me if Jack had not taken a chance on an aspiring aviator. He was a great guy who I have nothing but fond memories of.
So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely,

Scott Weber
Glenshaw

Ron & Linda Mathews 12-Sep-2021 06:00 PM

Carol, We just heard of the passing of your husband and our prayers go out to you and the family.
RIP Jack.
Ron & Linda Mathews

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