Marvin Thomas Redmond, retired barber

November 27, 2017

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84, of Selbyville, and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, after a fall and a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was the son of the late Cooper P. and Anna Zacher Redmond, and stepson of the late Margaret Redmond.

He was the owner/operator of the Deerhurst Barber Shop in Wilmington for 20 years. After moving to Frankford and then to Selbyville, he was owner of Colonial Hair Shop for nearly 30 years. He learned his barbering trade from his uncle in his early teens in Dover. He was a former member of the OC/Berlin, MD Optimist Club, and served over 25 years in the Talleyville Fire Company. He loved sports, and was a baseball and football card dealer and collector. His greatest enjoyment came from attending his grandchildren's soccer and baseball games.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cooper P. Redmond Jr., and a stepsister, Kathleen Webb. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce Hall Redmond; and a son, Michael T. Redmond and his wife Janice A.; granddaughter Kaitlyn; and grandson Brayden. He leaves behind his two brothers, William and Dennis Redmond; a sister, Margaret B. Long; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Dec. 1, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro with a calling hour from noon until 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service. Interment follows in the Selbyville Redmen's Cemetery on Route 54.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, or Ocean City/Berlin Optimist, 111 N. Federal St., Snow Hill, MD 21863.

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