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Gilbert Riley Tredway
Gilbert Riley Tredway, age 96, of French Lick, Indiana formerly of Jasper, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born in Cuzco, Indiana on October 11th, 1922 to George Riley and Pearl Cornelia “Jones” Tredway.
Gilbert married Mary Canzoneri in 1944 and she passed on May 28th, 1978.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, (1) Daughter- Patricia Tredway, (1) Sister- Juanita Tredway, (2) Half Sisters- Agnes Jean Linae and Anna Potts.
Gilbert was a very accomplished man earning his PhD from Indiana University and having several distinguished military honors. He taught history and geography at Baptist-affiliated Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when it was still known as Campbellsville College. He was on the faculty of Campbellsville College from 1959 to 1963, when he accepted a position at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He returned to Campbellsville in 1966, where he remained until his retirement in the spring of 1984.
He served in the Army Air Force from 1940 to 1945. An aircraft gunner on a B-17, Tredway was wounded while protecting a convoy in New Guinea and received the Purple Heart. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, Air Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. In 1944 Gilbert penned his historical novel, The Way it Was: A Novel of the Civil War.
Gilbert is survived by:
(1) Son George Rodney Tredway Leitchfield, Kentucky
Great Niece Patricia Haste French Lick, Indiana
(5) Grandchildren Hope Bault Salvisa, Kentucky
Josh Bault (Becca) Sheridan, Kentucky
Sonya Reliford Kentucky
Jesse Tredway Kentucky
Jordan Tredway Kentucky
(2) Great-Grandkids Jacob and Lucas Bault
The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Larry Mickler at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Cuzco Cemetery in Cuzco, Indiana.
Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
I had the pleasure of having Dr. Tredway in a general education History course while a student at Campbellsville College in the early 1960's. Although, he required a lot of work from his students and thus was an excellent professor. I later became his colleague when I joined the Campbellsville faculty in the fall of 1973.
I want to share my thanks for his dedication to our students, our country, and my condolences to his family.
Frank Cheatham Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to Gilbert's family. My gratitude to him for his service in Australia and the Pacific during our time of need.
Dwayne Miller Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 17, 2019
Expression of Sympathy Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM
I am the daughter of Bob and Marie (Tredway) Anderson, (Charles Tredway -Riley's brother was my Mom's Dad, my Grandpa) Cynthia Flick is my sister. Our Mom and Dad lived in Cuzco all their lives. Quite interesting to learn how accomplsihed my relative, Gilbert was.. I wished there had been a time when I could have gotten to know him...... I see some relative resemblances in his Pics..... :).... God bless all his Family and may you smile when remembering all those Precious Memories...... May Gilbert Riley Tredway Rest in Peac with all gone on before him. God Bless! P.S. I still have a Sister in French LIck, Eileen and a Son, in Cuzco. I reside in Florida most of the year.
Letha (Lee) Anderson Sullivan Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM
Prayers for the family. I grew up in Cuzco Indiana, my Dad & Mom was Bob & Marie ( Tredway ) Anderson, my Grandpa was Charles Tredway who lived in the house above Riley and Pearl in Cuzco. My name is Cynthia ( Anderson ) Flick. I live in Greenfield ,Indiana we grew up in Cuzco in the house on the hill just below the Church.
Cynthia ( Anderson ) Flick Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM