James Wayland Reding
Aug. 27, 1969-Sept. 8, 2018
James Wayland Reding, a life-long resident of Pleasanton, passed away on September 8, 2018, after a courageous 22-month battle with brain cancer. He was 49 years old.
Jim attended Vintage Hills Elementary, Harvest Park Middle School, and graduated from Foothill High School in 1988. He continued his education at Chico State University, where he received his BA degree in 1993, and at Chapman University, where he received his teaching credential. Jim spent the last 14 years as a teacher at Wells Middle School in Dublin.
Jim was a devoted family man. He enjoyed camping and fishing and had a love for travel and family traditions, which included a cherished annual Thanksgiving trip to Maui. Jim was a genuinely kind and accepting friend to all and was always the life of the party. He was known for having the best barbeque ribs around.
Jim is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 22 years, Laura, and his beloved daughters, Katie (19) and Ellie (16); his parents, John and Mary Reding; his brother, Josh (Kindall) Reding; his father- and mother-in-law, Ron and Roanne Hobizal; his brothers-in-law, Erik (Anna) Hobizal and Craig (Melissa) Hobizal; his nephews, Cade, Paxton, and Dane Reding; and his nieces, Camryn, Addison, and Kenzie Hobizal. Jim also leaves a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many friends who became more like family, including his "Wells family."
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the home of Kathleen and Bronco Hinek, 3782 Smallwood Court, Pleasanton, at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, Jim's family requests that you donate to the Jim Reding Memorial Scholarship. Checks should be payable to AVSI and sent to Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc., 4764 Harrison Street, Pleasanton, Ca. 94566.