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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Brother of Kathleen ’72, Mary ’75, Julia ’81 and Joyce Redding ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on August 27, 2022

Thomas M. Redding, 63, died on August 9, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on May 18, 1959 in Toledo to Jerrold and Mary Jane (Park) Redding. Tom worked for Terumo Cardiovascular Systems in Ann Arbor as a software engineer. He was an avid cyclist, hiker and earned a brown belt in Aikido. Tom enjoyed the live theater and reading. He was a lifelong learner. After becoming diagnosed with ALS, he became part of a clinical trial at the University of Michigan. Tom was a man of faith and active parishioner at OLPH.

Surviving are his siblings, Kathleen (Scott) Tester, Mary (Norm) Wilcox, Julie (Keith) Rippke, Joyce (Anthony) Dodge, and Jey (Jacque) Redding; many nieces, nephews; and great- nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Sunday, August 14 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 5:30. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Monday, August 15 at 9:30 followed by the Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Interment will be at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to ALS Patient Care and Clinical Trials Fund 336111, U of M Office of Development, 777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Ste. 650, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, attn. Mike Harders; or use the link

Please view Tom’s video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at

Published by The Blade on Aug. 14, 2022.

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