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Visitation will be open to all from 9:30am - 11:00am, and Funeral Service will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, February 3rd at Lankenau Funeral Home, 57 Main St, Vincentown, NJ 08088. Parking will be available in the rear lot and on the street.
Lance Phillip Redmond Sr.,54 ,of Tabernacle, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, January 23rd. He is survived by his mother Kathleen Hock (Delmar Rizzuto), sons Thomas A. Redmond (Melissa), Lance P. Redmond Jr. (Jodie), siblings Tina Redmond, Phillip A. Redmond II, Jodi Shover (Bill), Shawn Redmond (Melanie), grandson Ezra Redmond, nieces and nephews Mike Miller (Candice), Tara Snyder (Dan), Jamie Campbell (Lisa), Katie Campbell (Josh), Billy Shover, Shaina Campbell (Evan), Kevin Shover, Abby Redmond, and Rachel Sprinkle (Wyatt). Predeceased by his father Phillip A. Redmond.
Lance was born in Mt Holly, NJ and resided in Tabernacle for the majority of his childhood and adult life. He was the 4th born of 5 children, with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. As a child he loved spending time outdoors, working on engines, riding dirtbikes , camping with family, and working with his hands through carpentry. As he went through Middle & High School, he found a love for carpentry and the construction industry and began to pursue it full time. Throughout his early 20’s, he developed an impressive ability to take on and excell at any task related to wood working and construction. It came quite naturally for him to connect with and understand people on and off the job. He knew how to pay attention to details that mattered and make people feel respected and valued. He went from working under the direction of a seasoned carpenter, to starting his own business, Lance P. Redmond General Contractor. As a business owner he was able to exercise his natural God given talents of trade and people skills to the fullest extent. When he was 25, his first son Thomas was born, and at 26 his second son Lance Jr was born. No matter what the work load demanded of his time, he always found time for his family and friends. Life was never too busy that he couldn’t spend an hour playing with his sons or helping a stranger on the side of the road. In his 30’s he decided to pursue a new venture as a partner in a local ornamental ironworks business. There he focused on designing, fabricating, and installing high quality railings, gates, and all things related to ironwork. Welding and fabricating were not only things that he excelled at naturally, but were a genuine enjoyment for him to spend time crafting. His ability to create beautiful pieces of iron work in and out of the shop was a true testament to what can transpire when someone finds their niche. He was one of the few people in life who mastered what they put their hand to doing. As Lance got older he spent his time working in different areas such as the Local 8 carpenters Union out of Philadelphia, septic repair and installation, plumbing, HVAC, and concrete. All the while not forgetting and still making time for his true passions for skilled construction and iron working. There wasn’t a project out there that he couldn’t conquer, he was truly blessed with gifted hands.
Lance thoroughly loved and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. You name it: family parties, reunions, cookouts, Dover downs, garage hangouts, upstate NY trips, house projects, fixing cars, riding through the woods, and especially fishing in the summertime. He was a man who didn’t need the luxuries of life to find the value in it. He knew that it didn’t matter what you had, but who you had by your side and in your circle. If anyone he knew needed anything, he was there for them, and even for those he didn’t know. He had no trouble helping complete strangers. His unique, loving, and infectious personality will never be forgotten by those who had the opportunity to know him. The sound of his laughter made it hard not to join in with him. He was a joy and treat to be around. He was the kind of man that made you feel safe to know he was by your side. While he was alive on this earth he held many different titles such as Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandfather, Friend, and many more. Those of us who knew Lance will be forever grateful for the time we had together. He is and will be sincerely missed.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be mailed to:
The St. Vincent de Paul Society
PO Box 1131
Medford, NJ 08055
Donations can be delivered to the food pantry and Thrift Store on Jones Road in Medford. If you or someone you know needs assistance, or if you want more information about volunteering or hours of operation, call St. Vincent's at (609) 953-0021.