OBITUARY

Thomas Redclift II

May 8, 1946December 23, 2018

Thomas Redclift, 72, of Canyon Lake, Texas, passed peacefully, surrounded by love on December 23, 2018 after 5 years living with cancer. Tom was born on May 8, 1946 to Ruth Hehn Redclift and Thomas Redclift of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania . He graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1964 and earned a degree in Accounting from Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1968. Tom bravely served his country in the Army 23rd Infantry Division, 11th Field Artillery in Vietnam, earning distinction with a bronze star with valor and two purple hearts. A talented accountant and business executive, he led several successful companies before retiring in 2009. His passion for riding motorcycles and supporting veterans causes was evident in his dedication to numerous civic organizations including the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) and Patriot Guard Riders. He was deeply committed to recognizing the service and sacrifice of American military service members. Tom leaves as his legacy his children Jeff Redclift (wife Karin Redclift) of San Jose, California; Deneen Steiner of Schertz, Texas (fiance Chris Greene); Shannon Brown of San Antonio, Texas; and Amy Heald (husband Kevin Heald) of Arlington, Virginia. He also leaves to cherish his memory five grandchildren Kaeli (22), Andreas (18), Juliana (14), Denver (2), and Tanner Thomas (1) and his beloved dog Aida. He was also survived by two sisters Donna Rupp (husband Michael) and Gale Rimbenieks (husband Vents). His former wives Lois Redclift and Darlene Redclift will also remember him with great fondness. The deep sense of loss felt by all is a testament to the selfless, kind, and above all, honorable man he was. A memorial service is scheduled on January 24, 2019 at 12:00pm, at Sunset Funeral Home (1701 Austin Highway) with military honors following at 1:30pm at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio). The family requests that donations in Tom’s honor be made to a military or veterans cause close to your heart.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom leaves as his legacy his children Jeff Redclift (wife Karin Redclift) of San Jose, California; Deneen Steiner of Schertz, Texas (fiance Chris Greene); Shannon Brown of San Antonio, Texas; and Amy Heald (husband Kevin Heald) of Arlington, Virginia. He also leaves to cherish his memory five grandchildren Kaeli (22), Andreas (18), Juliana (14), Denver (2), and Tanner Thomas (1) and his beloved dog Aida. He was also survived by two sisters Donna Rupp (husband Michael) and Gale Rimbenieks (husband Vents). His former wives Lois Redclift and Darlene Redclift will also remember him with great fondness.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Commital Service

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Amy Heald

January 15, 2019

Dad, you will always be my hero... you have been beside me, often holding my hand, through all of life's moments, big and small. Whether you knew it or not, I derived such strength from your wisdom, encouragement, and comforting presence. You were smart, brave, considerate, sincere, dedicated, and honorable... so many things that I wish to be. I am heartbroken and fearful to have lost you, but you assured me it will be ok, and so I believe it will be. I will forever try to share with my children the lessons that you taught me, and ensure they know how much you love them. They may not understand the great man I describe... they may even accuse me of embellishing, but eventually they will come to know it is all true. Thank you for showing me what a truly good man looks like... thank you for fighting to give us a long goodbye... thank you for sharing even more cherished memories at the end... thank you for loving me unconditionally and unceasingly. I will do the same for you the rest of my days. How generous is God that he gifted you to me as my father. Now you ride among the angels, where you truly belong.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY