O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Stanley M. Redeye

Stanley M. Redeye, 92, of Vallejo, CA died June 7, 2018 following a long illness.

Born February 23, 1926 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Sherman and Lillian John Redeye.

Mr. Redeye was a graduate of Salamanca High School and attended Solano Community College and Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

He was a veteran of both the United States Navy and United States Air Force, serving for over 28 years. During WWII, he served in the Navy in the Pacific Theatre aboard crash and rescue boats. He received the American Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 3 Stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He joined the US Air Force and was stationed in South America, where he was an airlift loadmaster, ranking as Staff Sargant.

After his military service career, he became a civilian loadmaster at the Maritime Island Naval Base in Vallejo, CA.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Snipe Clan and was co-founder of the Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. He enjoyed travelling to PowWows across the country. He was a Freemason for over 50 years, belonging to the Fort Campbell Masonic Lodge #946 F&AM in Kentucky. He was also a member of the Benali Shriners International, where he performed as a circus dad for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, travelling, and he played his last baseball game at age 82 at the Travis Air Force Base.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Anna “Lucille” Stapp in 2012, two sisters, Anna Redeye, Margaret Redeye, two brothers, Clifford Redeye Sr., Floyd Redeye, and a niece, Elsie Crawford.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 in the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Burial will be in Horseshoe Cemetery, Carrollton, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.