Retired Kent State employee passed away Sunday due to complications

Alison Turner

Anthony Redrick Sr., retired assistant director of Affirmative Action, died Sunday due to complications from a bone marrow transplant he received in 2000.

Redrick, 45, worked at Kent State for 12 years in the president’s office before retiring in 2000.

His wife, Veda Redrick, said Redrick contracted a blood disorder that was like a blood cancer. He died at 9:30 a.m. at his home in Twinsburg.

“He was a fun-loving person,” said his wife, Veda Redrick. “He was very athletic. He always played basketball on his lunch hour.”

Redrick was a member of Mt. Zion Church in Oakwood Village. He was also a coach for the Warren Little League Baseball Association.

Redrick was born on Nov. 26, 1959 in Warren, Ohio.

He is survived by one son, Anthony “A.J.” Redrick Jr., and one daughter, Camille Redrick, both of Twinsburg.

Redrick graduated from Warren Reserve High School in 1978 and then continued his education, earning an associate’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Redrick also graduated from Kent State University in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in office administration.

Besides Redrick’s love of sports, he was also interested in finance and investments. He worked with the finance department for his church.

Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home Warren Chapel in Warren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village. He will be buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Viewing will take place half an hour before the funeral.

Contact room and board reporter Alison Turner at [email protected].