Obituaries – 08-24-2011

Richard C. ‘Dick’ Hennessey

Richard C. “Dick” Hennessey, 80, of Bradenton, and formerly of Piqua, Ohio, died Aug. 12. He was born Oct. 7,1920, in Piqua, Ohio.

Mr. Hennessey graduated from Piqua Catholic High School and served the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant. In World War II, he served as a medic and once flew into battle in France in a glider to attend to troops’ wounds, for which he was decorated several times, including a medal and commendation from the French government.

Mr. Hennessey was a banker in Ohio, and was a member of the Troy Community Theater and Optimist Club of Troy, Ohio, for 10 years, honorary member of Boys’ Town of Nebraska, and was affiliated with the Piqua Players Club for 26 years. On retiring to Anna Maria Island, he participated in theater with the Island Players and volunteered for the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and served with the Interim Medical Services. Most recently, he volunteered at H2U Blake Medical Center.

Mr. Hennessey was an avid reader who authored three books. His work as a writer was featured in The Islander and he also was featured in the newspaper’s Greatest Generation column.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. A memorial service will be held in Bradenton at a later date.

Mr. Hennessey is survived by brother William “Bill” Hennessey and sister Eileen Webster, both of Bradenton, and sixteen nieces and nephews.


Isabell Marl Redding

Isabell Marl Redding, 84, died in Reno, Nev., Aug. 10. She was born May 22, 1927, in Rochester, Pa.

Mrs. Redding lived across the country in such places as Thompson Ridge, N.Y., Anna Maria Island and, since 2002, in Winnemucca, Nev.

An informal service will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be posted at, and memorial donations may be made to the Humboldt Volunteer Hospice or a local hospice.

Mrs. Redding is survived by her children, Fred Marl and wife Deborah of Arlington, Va., Rick of Reno, Nev., Marlene and husband Tom Brissenden of Winnemucca, Nev.; and grandchild Jay Brissenden of Reno, Nev.

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