The Obit For J. B. Redler

Jonathan M. "JB" Redler

Published in the Connecticut Post from 12/30/2008 - 1/1/2009

REDLER Jonathan (JB) M. Redler, age 25 of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008.

Jonathan is survived by his mother, Colleen Hannon of Milford; his father, Dr. Michael Redler of Fairfield; his twin sister, Lauren Hannon Redler; younger sister, Catherine Hannon Redler; and younger brother, Ryan William Redler; his maternal grandparents, D. Elaine Hannon of Marlborough and George and Susan Hannon, of Naples, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Sherry Redler; and his paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Press, both of Boca Raton, Fla. He also leaves behind his "best buddy" Aunt Lynda Redler of Stratford; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to mourn his passing.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Harry Redler. Jonathan is also survived by his dogs, Ty Cobb, Nala, Hogan and Brooklyn. He loved his dogs dearly and they brought much joy to his life. Jonathan graduated from Fairfield High School in 2001. He attended both Roger Williams University and Clemson University.

He went on to play minor league baseball for the McKinney Blue Thunder in McKinney, Texas. His love of baseball never waned and he was a die hard Yankees fan throughout his life. He was currently pursuing his EMT certification through the Bridgeport Hospital EMT program.

Jonathan was a very talented graphic arts designer and created multiple logos for his father's medical practice. Jonathan loved music and playing his guitar. He had a wonderful sense of humor and had a penchant for making people laugh. He also had a huge soft spot in his heart for animals, the elderly and children. One of his favorite activities was imparting his baseball skills and knowledge to young children.

His funeral service will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center.

Interment will follow in B'nai Israel Cemetery in Fairfield. Calling hour will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to be sent to The Siberian Husky Club and Rescue of Southern New England, 8 The Boulevard, Newtown, CT 06470.

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