Leonard C. Redmond Jr., 87, IRS analyst, supervisor

August 07, 2002

Leonard C. Redmond Jr., a retired Internal Revenue Service analyst and supervisor, died of heart failure Saturday at a nursing home in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 87, and a former resident of Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood.

Born and raised in Washington, Mr. Redmond was a 1933 graduate of Gonzaga High School there. He lived briefly in East Hartford, Conn., before moving to Baltimore in 1937 and going to work for the post office.

During World War II, he served in the Navy, operating the post office at Patuxent Naval Station.

In 1946, he joined the Treasury Department as a gauger and was assigned to Maryland distilleries, responsible for checking the alcoholic content, or proof, of their beverages.

He later became a technical writer for the IRS in Washington, and became a systems analyst and supervisor in the early 1960s. He retired in 1975, the year he moved to Lake Worth.

Mr. Redmond was an avid golfer, regularly playing the Forest Park golf course on weekends while living in the area. He also coached in the Howard Park Little League and was a former member of Howard Park United Methodist Church.

His marriage to the former Theresa Mallione ended in divorce.

Services are private.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Joan Blizzard; three sons, Leonard C. Redmond III of Baltimore, Dr. Patrick M. Redmond of Rochester, N.H., and Michael B. Redmond of Lewistown Pa.; a brother, William Redmond of Phoenix; two sisters, Pauline Brockway of Boulder, Colo., and Eleanore Lazenby of Annapolis; a stepson, Charles A. Blizzard of Lake Worth; three stepdaughters, Sandra A. Pirtle of Lake Worth, Sally L. Blizzard of Pennsylvania and Katherine L. Penton of Weston, Conn.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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