James C. Reddig

James C Reddig, 61, of Denver, PA, went home to the Lord on September 5, 2016.  Jim passed peacefully with his loving wife Jodi, his daughter Dru, and his beloved dogs by his side.

Jim was born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and is survived by his parents, Charles & Carmen Reddig of Akron, Pennsylvania. Jim is also survived by two sisters, Connie, wife of John Kirby, and Vicki, wife of Bernd Maassen, his daughter Dru, wife of Jerad Hemming, and a son, James Jr.

After working for some local companies, Jim became a very successful entrepreneur and worked for many years in the HVAC business.  Jim was also an extremely talented musician, playing guitar and singing with many local bands up and down the East coast, with the most recent being Wanted, who filled the nightclubs every time as a local favorite.  Jim enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding around in his golf car, boating, quiet time by his fish pond, and listening to music.  Jim will be missed beyond words and made a huge impact on many lives with his skills, knowledge, and talents.

A celebration of Jim’s life is being planned, the date is yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s honor to the HOPE dog program. Please visit www.hopedogs.org for more information on how to donate.

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  • I am so very sorry. I had no idea. I just decided to look him up to see how he was doing and found this. Because of him I am a successful businessman. he taught me Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning. He once told me that I needed to get cards made up, start a company and go for it. I feel horrible for only now finding this out. Again, I am so sorry.

  • Met Jim (and the band) when we used to go out to the Forty and Eight when they played in the band WANTED. I loved them. They were the best band I ever saw..locally. My prayers go to the family and friends.

  • Met Jim in my senior H.S. year …at Willow St Vo-Tech. One heck of a mice and SUPER TALLENTED GUY. Kinda lost touch with you thru the years…but shared some electrical jobs together. Rest in peace Jim….and see you in the hearafter…on the other side !!!

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of Jim I played baseball with Jim when we were both about 11 years old for Akron He was a good friend and we went to school together home room and votech for 2 years. I played guitar with him in my younger days. my prayers are with his family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I was in a few bands with Jim way back in the 60s when we were just kids. He was very talented on the guitar back then and was really a great guy. We had some good times back then and I’m sure he touched a lot of people and will be missed. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace as you mourn his loss. You have my utmost deepest sympathy.

  • Jim had a great spirit and I loved him as a friend. Spent many a night hearing him sing as he was in bands with my ex, practiced at my home; he had incredible talent, a beautiful smile and was a very kind human being, my deepest sympathies for your loss

  • Charlie, Carmen, Vickie, Connie & Jimmy,
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you during this difficult time. There are really no words to express the deep loss you feel. I graduated with Jim many years ago but have not seen him in quite some time. Charlie, Carmen and Jimmy, it has been many wonderful years being your neighbor and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. If I can do anything, just let me know. Jim will always be in your heart – he may be gone but never forgotten because he still lives inside you. May you fine peace and comfort, my prayers are with your family.

  • Jim, it was a pleasure and such an honor to have the opportunity to play beside you on stage back in the 80’s…..hanging out with you and Uncle Eddie Paparo!! (Band name-Fast Cookies) These memories have been treasures throughout the years and have never been forgotten. The photo taken of us three, back in the day is posted on Eddie’s Facebook page and it sure was a great time in our lives and again, treasured to this very day!! You will be missed by many more than you could imagine…..know you were loved and touched many people in the time you were here. Prayers, peace and comfort to your family and friends…you will never be forgotten. “Rock On” while your looking down upon us all…until we meet again!!

  • I was Jim’s girlfriend in the early 80s and have very fond memories of him. He was an incredibly smart and special person. He was amazingly talented and gave his all every time he was on stage. I’ll never forget his huge laugh. It filled the room.
    To his mom and dad and sister Connie, my sincere and heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember playing guitar with Jim long ago. Jim would often talk about how many watts the different types of guitar amplifiers had. I remember him as a person with a great sense of humor and full of life. I pray God’s comfort to Jim’s family.

  • Jodi and family….I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing….I had the pleasure of doing lighting production for him when he was in Wanted….quite the days of fun and laughter! In the coming days I wish you all peace and love and knowing that he is safe in Spirits arms and no longer hurting. He definitely made an impact on many lives and will be missed. Much love and hugs for you all….

  • So sorry for your loss. Jim and I were in the same class in high school and he was a good friend. He always had a smile on his face and could always make me laugh. Prayers for your family. God bless.

  • So sorry for your loss, I was a childhood neighbor and I have good memories of all the Reddig family. My thoughts are with you.

  • Wow ,where to start , use to run around with Jim ,back in the van days . He always was the best .Use to ride along when his one band played (Apricot brandy) I’d help set up then drink till time to tear down .He would leave the keys for his motorcycle and tell me to take it .Haven’t seen him in years. He will be missed by many

  • I an so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever known, starting way back in our high school yrs. and continuing thru his band yrs.
    My deepest sympathy to Jim’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May you RIP my friend

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Cherish your happy memories and know that others hold you in prayer for peace and comfort.

  • Jim, I don’t know where to begin. I have not seen or talked to you for many many years. However, we go way back when we were kids at Salem Lutheran Church. Your special talent has inspired so many. I want your family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with them. May you RIP ??

  • I’m not sure how you say goodbye to a lifelong friend but certainly you will be missed. We had a lot of good times together. RIP Jim 🙁

  • we are deeply saddened with Jims passing. He was a friend who always provided us with laughs, stories, and good times. He may be gone but surely not forgotten. Rest in peace friend. Blessings to your family.

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