We are incredibly sad to hear of Red’s passing. He gave a much needed and appreciated touch of humanity to grocery shopping at a monstrous corporate store. His attitude and approach to nearly everything and everyone was refreshing and sincere - I remember missing him after the transfer to Grant and we were so glad to see his return. Safeway was so lucky to have him, We only hope he was treated in kind.
I imagine living and growing up with such a man must have been wonderful and he’ll be sorely missed. He spoke with much pride about his daughters.
From our family to yours, our deepest condolences.
My wife Linda and I greatly appreciated his spirit, which he brought to all of us who shopped at Safeway. He was forever positive and friendly, making every checkout experience pleasant. We are distressed at his sudden death, and send our condolences to all of the family, including his wife and his dad, with whom I sang together in Sons of Orpheus.
My husband and I got to visit with Red regularly at Safeway. He and my husband shared a bond because they're both nicknamed "Red".
He'd always ask "Whats going on" and we'd say "you know, not much" to which he'd reply "no, if I knew, I wouldn't have asked!"
Which we always thought was funny.
We will certainly miss seeing him and his cheerful presence. While we didn't get to know him outside of Safeway, we could tell he was such a nice man and we are so very sorry to hear about his passing.
Our prayers are with his family as I know our sadness of this news does not compare to how they all are feeling. He will be sorely missed!