Lasting Memories

Donald Redgwick
April 25, 1933-Nov. 8, 2023
Pleasanton, California

Donald (Don) Redgwick passed away on Nov. 8, 2023 in Pleasanton, Calif. at the age of 90. Don was born in Oakland, Calif. to Hubert and Ellen Redgwick. He was raised in Oakland & Hayward, and graduated from Hayward High School in Jan. 1951.

Don attended San Jose State College, Napa College, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before entering the Navy in 1955. After completing his service, Don earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Colorado where he met his wife Beverly.

Upon graduation, Don and Bev moved to the East Bay where Don went to work in the family construction business. They lived in San Leandro and Fremont, then settled in Pleasanton where they raised their family.

Don worked at Redgwick Construction Company from 1958 until he retired and sold the business in 2005. He began as an estimator and became President when his father, Burt Redgwick retired in 1969. In addition to running the construction company, Don was also active in several trade organizations including EGCA (Engineering & Grading Contractors Association), AGC (Association of General Contractors), and AECE (Association of Engineering Construction Employers), was a trustee for the Construction Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund, served on the Operating Engineers Business Development Trust, and served on the California Alliance for Jobs to support construction growth and creation of union jobs. Don was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He played football and basketball in high school and college. He also coached and refereed youth soccer in Pleasanton. He liked to participate in drop in volleyball and recreational basketball and took up snow skiing as an adult. Don was a fan of Raiders football, Warriors basketball and A’s baseball.

Don also enjoyed spending time with his family and was a devoted fan at his grandkids’ soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and lacrosse games, as well as dance recitals, musical plays, and graduation ceremonies.

In retirement, Don and his wife Bev moved to the Monterey Peninsula where they enjoyed the beaches and the communities of Pacific Grove and Carmel. They traveled often and frequented local festivals and celebrations. Don was also active in the community where he spent a lot of time attending City council meetings, worked to address local issues, and served a term on the Monterey Grand Jury.

Don was a kind person who was always willing to help others, whether family, friend, neighbor, coworker or business associate.

Don was predeceased by his wife Beverly. He is survived by his sister, Elaine Chipman of Lemoore, California, his three children, Karen Shankman (Mike), of Danville, Rebecca Pounds (Greg) of San Jose, Robert Redgwick of Pleasanton, and his four grandchildren, Angela Shankman, Kendra Pounds, Brandon Pounds, and Courtney Shankman.