Alan Redinger passed peacefully into heaven on Oct. 16, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Alan was born Jan. 25, 1947 to Joan and Edward Redinger in Kansas City, Kan. He lived the first 48 years of his life in Olathe, Kan., where he worked and went to school. Alan served his country for six years in the Air Force Reserves. He eventually purchased the family owned commercial printing business, Burns Publishing Co., Inc., in Olathe.
As a business man, Alan was active in the Olathe area, belonging to the local chamber of commerce and many other professional and civic organizations. For the past 20 years, the business has been run jointly between Alan and Mary Ann in Florida and his good friends and partners John and Diane Burnell in Olathe.
In 1992, Alan made Ponce Inlet his home. He loved the ocean and the river and felt very blessed to be able to live in this beautiful area. His favorite hobby was boating and he was happiest when he was out on his boat the Lucky Duck with friends and family. Alan loved all animals and was extremely proud to be instrumental in the creation of Ponce Inlet Animal Welfare, which worked to enact a local Trap/Neuter/Return ordinance. He was also supportive of many local and national animal welfare organizations.
He was especially pleased to be involved with the Halifax Humane Society and the creation of the Redinger Low Cost Spay /Neuter Pet Clinic located at 600 North Mason Avenue.
He was proud to be named Ponce Inlet Citizen of the Year in 2010. Alan received the 2010 Silver Star Distinguished Service Citizen of the Year Award from the Volusia League of Cities. He was named Man of the Year in 2011 by Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare. He received a Certificate of Special Recognition in 2010 from the U.S. Congress. He was also a member of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Society Advisory Committee.
Because of his love of Ponce Inlet, Alan had a strong interest in the Town and was a fixture at most town council meetings.
Alan is survived by his wife Mary Ann; and by his father Ed; as well as a host of friends; extended family members; and his beloved cats.
Services are to be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange, 1201 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange.
Donations in Alan’s memory may be made to the Halifax Humane Society, 2364 West LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124 or to any animal welfare organization of the donor’s choosing. The family would like to thank the staff of Florida Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach and Halifax Hospice of Volusia/Flagler County in Port Orange for their excellent care and compassion.
He is gone from us here on earth, but he will never be forgotten by those of us left behind.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com Arrangements by Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange.