John A. Bilodeau-Redeye, 63 of Basom, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (November 13, 2015) in Belen, New Mexico. John and the Redeye family were regulars at the Tug Hill races and known by many PSDC members.

He was born April 23, 1952 in San Francisco, CA, a son of the late Norma Poodry and Nicholas Redeye of Belen, NM.

John was employed by New York State as a Peace Officer prior to his retirement and also worked at the T.P. Deli. He was president of the TIRCA Board and member of the Canadian Sledders Inc., Siberian Husky Club of Niagara Falls, the Seneca Siberian Husky Club and the co-owner of BiliRed Sled Dogs.

Survivors include his wife,Catherine Bilodeau-Redeye of Basom. Brother, Thomas Redeye of Spokane, WA. Step-sister, Sharon LeRoy. Nieces and nephews, Jonathan, Barbara, Melanie and Robin Redeye.

He was the brother of the late Glenn Redeye.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (December 11th) from 7-9pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 32 John St., Akron, NY. A funeral service will be held Saturday (December 12th), 11:00am at the Tonawanda Indian Baptist Church, 565 Bloomingdale Rd., Basom, NY 14013. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Open Arms of WNY or Volunteers for Animals.

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By Nancy Molburg