Robert Thomas Redfield
Born April 3rd 1942. Passed April 1st 2019 just days before his 77th Birthday.
Survived by wife of 22 years Maureen Redfield; sisters – Pat Berhends and Dottie Schloss; children – Chris Redfield and Tomi Morales; step children – Georgie Hemingway, Colleen Hemingway, Ricki Morey and Walt Hemingway. Additionally, survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Robert Thomas better known as “Tom” or “Tommy” depending on who was calling his name, had several passions in life.
Throughout his young life during summers he could often be found heading off to Bullhead City for the weekend to see friends and play on the river. He would wake early and wait as the river would rise frequently checking if the boat could make it through the low waters of the Sunshine Marina. His children were always in tow but also several extras. Winter times were often spent with several trips to Big Bear Mountain were he could be found snow skiing with his family.
Tom was often found playing with hot rods and fast boats. For years he ran NJBA and IHBA racing circuits with all his “kids” and friends supporting him everywhere he went. Tom raced his blown gas flat bottom boat named 3rd Generation for fun a few times then decided to go bigger and better. Flat Hammered became his next toy. Flat Hammered was blown gas and then he ran blown alcohol. Eventually, he added a capsule. Upon the passing of his friend Denver he chose to hang up racing and go back to playing on the river.
Tom always worked hard his whole life but one thing he taught his children was to play harder.
Years later Tom learned there was more to life then the river and races. Tom discovered Hawaii and the true definition of relaxation. He and Maureen made yearly trips and enjoyed every moment of the ocean front resorts and peaceful sunsets. They could be found on porch playing cards listening to the ocean waves or at the Hula Hut having tacos.
Best of all – Tom was a people person. He loved people. Toms passion to have good true relationships regardless of type was important to him. He would help anyone who needed it all they had to do was ask.
Tom can be found flying across the clouds today at Gods speed.