Columbus “Lump” Redden of Aquebogue died July 17 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He was 90.
Mr. Redden was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Soperton, Georgia He moved to Aquebogue after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his time of service, he received recognition for his involvement in the liberation of concentration camps, as well as the American Theater Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze service star, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
For many years, Mr. Redden worked at Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue. His sister-in-law, Sylvia Stovall, said “Lump,” as he was affectionately known, was hardworking, an avid New York Mets fan and loved fishing, caring for his garden and his chickens and helping friends and family members.
Mr. Redden is survived by his partner and companion, Alease Grigg; his son, Carl Washington of Fort White, Fla.; his stepsons, Malcom Griggg of Riverhead, George and David Grigg, both of Coram, Kevin Grigg of Port Jefferson and Charles Grigg of Fort Washington, Md.; his stepdaughters, Karen Grigg of Coram and Susan Grigg of Patchogue; 16 step-granchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; his sisters and brothers-in-law and many other friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his stepson Michael Grigg June 8, 2009.
The family will receive visitors Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead, where a funeral service will take place at noon. Interment with U.S. Army military honors will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.