Warren L. Redfoot, 85, of Sharon, formerly of Delaware Township, died at home Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, after a long illness.
Warren was born in Fredonia on Nov. 20, 1934, the son of Floyd and Florence Bash Redfoot. He grew up on the family’s dairy farm on Redfoot Road. He attended one-room schools at Stony Point and Kremis, and graduated from Fredonia-Delaware High School in 1952. On June 16, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Thomas.
Warren served in the U.S. Army in Fairbanks, Alaska. Upon returning home, he began working at the Eastern States (now Agway) farm supply company, and spent nights and weekends building the family home on District Road in Delaware Township. He later worked at the Agway feed mill in Reynolds, and for many years also served as the Delaware Township tax collector.
In his younger years, Warren was a member of Stony Point Grange, where he and Nancy were part of a championship square dance team. He was a fourth-generation member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Greenville, where he served on the building committee and church council.
Although his mobility was limited as the result of an autoimmune disease, Warren never let his disability stop him. When he was no longer able to do manual labor, he retrained himself so he could work in the office at Agway. After his retirement, he spent hours reading and playing games with his four grandchildren, instilling in them a lifelong love of reading and an understanding of strategy. He continually worked to regain his strength and mobility, and in his later years was happy to be able to mow the grass and maintain the house he and Nancy bought in Sharon.
Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years; their two children, Barbara (John) Stith of Skaneateles, New York, and Tom (Pam) Redfoot of Hermitage; four grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Redfoot and Jay and Carrie Stith; his brother, Donald G. Redfoot of Greenville; and cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bruce E. Redfoot.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville with Pastor John Coleman officiating. The interment will follow at the Delaware Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and on Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:45 AM. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 169 Second Street, Fredonia.
The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church memorial fund, 10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville, PA. 16125
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10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville PA 16125