Bayani S. Redondo
September 30, 1944 – March 22, 2020
Bayani San Buenaventura Redondo, age 75, of Livingston, NJ, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Known to the world as Loy, he was born and raised in the Philippines; the proud son of Roqueña (+) and Agripino (+), brother of Pom (+), Mike (+), Reddy (+), Effie, Lee, and Ting. Loy immigrated to the United States in his mid-20s, and eventually settled in New Jersey, where he met and married Teresita Cuyegkeng, MD in 1977. The two built a happy home together where they raised four beautiful children.
Fastidious with numbers, Loy worked as an accountant, spending most of his career at the New Jersey Law Journal in Newark, NJ. Though he worked hard, he firmly believed that life was meant to be enjoyed. He pursued a number of hobbies and sports, and over the years, he regularly played basketball, tennis, bowling, poker, and mahjong. Later in life, he became a golf addict, hitting the links nearly every day.
Loy was also a creative soul. He loved to sketch and paint, but music was his true passion. A self-taught guitarist, pianist, and singer, Loy never let an open mic go to waste. He strived to entertain and make others laugh, because ultimately, Loy loved connecting with all people, no matter what walk of life.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend until the very end.
Loy is survived by his wife, Teresita (Terry); children, Barbara, Bernadette, Bridget and husband Phi Doan, Brian and wife Anna Concepcion; granddaughters Lea Monica and Mia Josephine; sisters Effie Redondo of Mobile, AL, Lee Pangilinan of Stevensville, MI, Ting Lowe of Semmes, AL; sisters-in-law Nita Redondo of Manila, Philippines, Maxine Redondo of Mobile, AL; and many nieces and nephews.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bayani S. Redondo
March 25, 2020
Uncle Loy was a remarkable person. I've known him since I was in grade school. I remember him always hanging out with Uncle Boy at the Westmill Apts. They would always grab a beer, talk about cars and other crazy topics that guys in their 20's and 30's would talk about. I was always there trying to fit in with their "grown up" talks. They were wonderful times. I remember Uncle Loy teaching me how to drive in his Mercury Montego (seats that rock back and forth not by design...lol). I must have been only 12 years old at the time. I looked at Uncle Loy as my 2nd dad. He was a very caring man. Never being selfish and always offering anything he can offer. It's uncles like him that make growing up very memorable. We will miss you Uncle Loy. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Rest in Peace.
March 25, 2020
I met Mr. Redondo after befriending his oldest daughter, Barbara, on the very first day of high school, and I was immediately welcomed into the family. Mr. R let me tag along on Disney vacations and family events throughout the years, treating me like one of his own daughters. He seemed like a man of few words, but he was probably just drowned out by all the extra kids hanging around. I was always in awe that the Redondos had a karaoke machine in their house!! So cool. I hadn't seen Mr. Redondo in a few years, but I was lucky enough to spend NYE 2020 at his home with him and his gals. It was a blessed time, and I'll never forget it. Mr. Redondo, you raised a beautiful family, and I am grateful for every day I've shared with all of you. I wish you a safe journey home. With love, Katie Gurske
March 24, 2020
Tito Loy was a cool, funny, thoughtful, and generous Uncle who would take us to the cinema in Manila, and buy us food treats when we were little kids. He always cracked jokes and made others happy. He was a people person.
When he already migrated and settled in the US, he had never forgotten us, his "pamangkins" (nephews and nieces) in the Philippines, and would send us big "balikbayan boxes" filled with chocolates, toys, dolls, and what-have-you's. Those 'surprise boxes of gifts' never failed to spark joy in everybody's hearts.
Through the years, he would always ask us what we wanted from the US even though we never really asked for anything. He was particularly keen on pleasing us this way; that was how we felt. He was a true-blue giver, who wanted the best -- and nothing less -- for his family and relatives.
But more than the material stuff, it was his pieces of advice for us that meant more -- covering advice on US migration, career choices, and even investment plans. He would dispense them without hesitation and, almost always, with concern for our future. It would seem that he wanted every Redondo not just to survive, but to thrive. That was how he was.
Thank you, Tito Loy, for thinking of us all this time. We felt it through the years, and would always be grateful for your love and generosity.
We will continue to pray for God's comfort to be upon your blessed family -- Tita Terry and our four cousins -- at this very trying time. Rest in peace, and please send our warm regards to Daddy there in Heaven, where there is no more pain.
May your memory be a blessing.
March 24, 2020
Pareng Loy is my friend ever since we were growing up in the Philippines. We had a lot of good, bad, and all kinds of comaderies together. Our friendship was so close that Loy has been like a brother to me since I have no brother but sisters. We went through good and hard times, had done a lot of mischiefs, but surely enjoyed each other’s company. We got separated for a while until we re-United when we both got here in America. I truly appreciates our friendship and will surely miss him. One thing for sure, will forever treasure our friendship and will always remember my “Best Friend”! God Bless his soul and May he Rest In Peace.
March 24, 2020
Condolences to the family of Tito Loy (Tita Terry, Barbara, Bernadette, Bridgette, and Brian).
Though Tito Loy could sometimes get under my skin with his sarcastic quips, I knew that he was a thoughtful and generous soul. I remember the time when he came back from the US with a big balikbayan box filled with Fisher-price toys (no batteries needed to operate) . Being kids, my siblings and I were so excited to receive those precious toys that would have been considered collector's items today. I especially loved the plastic record player with its colorful plastic records of famous nursery rhymes.
In the end, Tito Loy finally got what he wanted as he had told me many years ago (which I understand too well, having almost the same thoughts). May he indeed rest in peace.
ps. I will add how my mom, Nita Redondo, kept telling me how she appreciated Tito Loy's gratitude regarding his stay with us when he visited the Philippines as a single man. It is the same story of how he loved her cooking and the freedom to come and go whenever he liked. He also left her a thank you note which she did not expect at all but still thrilled her nonetheless.