Leroy Hundley

Leroy “Redman” Hundley left this world peacefully July 12, 2019, at Medina Hospital/Cleveland Clinic after spending five years in the nursing home with advanced Alzheimer’s.

He was born July 7, 1936, in Livingston, W.Va, the seventh of 16 children born to Eldridge Valentine and Beatrice Mahala (née Duncan) Hundley.

A memorial service for Leroy, with photo slideshow and memorabilia on display, will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Unity of Medina, 787 Lafayette Road, Building D, Medina. Ample time will be given for stories and testimonials, with meal afterwards.

Redman had many interests, including motorcycling, running, free-style dancing, hunting and fishing and the stock market. He had an impish sense of humor, keeping everyone laughing, and he was full of stories. He loved taking kids and youth under his wing, giving them wisdom by anecdote. He had a great sense of adventure. He rode to Daytona Beach and Sturgis Bike Weeks, and Rides to the Wall, numerous times. He ran the Chicago Marathon at age 62. He worked for Sears as a service tech for over 30 years, and also had his own repair business. After retirement, Redman joined the Marine Corps League of Medina, and participated in parades and funeral honor guards for many years. He invested in the stock market and was a day trader, managing his own portfolio. Redman and his wife, Kathy, enlivened many ORMACO concerts by dancing in the aisles. He lived life to the max and he was a joy to be around.

He beat prostate cancer, then, after fighting Alzheimer’s for 11 years, he suffered a heart attack and pneumonia, and quietly passed away on July 12. He was 83 years old. Burial ceremony with motorcycle escort was held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on July 30.

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