Gary James Reddy
Gary James Reddy, age 69 of Litchfield Park, AZ died June 5, 2019, in Litchfield Park. He was born February 9, 1950, in Manhattan, NY to Raymond Reddy and Helen Grupp. He served in the US Army from November 1969 to September 1971. He graduated from Queen’s College with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and worked as the Regional Sales Manager for Hilti, a fastening systems company. His passion was for his family, church and Boy Scouts.
Gary was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed his horses, hunting, boating, camping, and any other activity that allowed him to be outdoors. He was a gun connoisseur and loved collecting and shooting replicas of historically significant guns. He was passionate about history and loved to share his knowledge with others, often telling wonderful stories. He enjoyed woodworking. All of these talents and activities blended together made him an exceptional Boy Scout leader.
Gary volunteered for the Boy Scouts of American for over 21 years. He began as a parent volunteer, then became Scoutmaster for his son, Jonathan’s troop. He went on to become the Assistant District Commissioner for the Frontier District in the Pikes Peak Council in Colorado Springs, CO. He was serving as the Assistant Scoutmaster for Buckeye Troop 263 at the time of his passing. He was also very active in the Lutheran Church where he sat on several councils.
Gary’s greatest accomplishments were as a husband, father, and grandfather. Loving and helpful, he was a great listener and confidante. He was always supportive of his children, especially when they needed him to lean on. His grandchildren were loved beyond measure. He enjoyed taking his wife, Helene on cruises where she could dress in a gown and he a tuxedo. He cherished every minute of time he spent with his family. He is survived by his wife, Helene Reddy; daughters, Jill Warner and her husband, Lt. Col (ret) Matthew Warner, and Colleen Goldfein and her husband, Major Alex Goldfein; son, Jonathan Reddy and his wife, Amy Lee Tautges; and six grandchildren, Jack Warner, Hank Warner, Charlie-Anne Warner, Addison Goldfein, Sadie Goldfein, and Riley Reddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Reddy and Helen Grupp.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the BSA Pikes Peak Council. All donations will be used to assist scouts to go to summer camp and can be made through this link https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/060/appeal/1828 or by contacting the Pikes Peak Council directly.