Rob Redmond: Learn more about Virginia man who became ski season's fifth official casualty
As we've reported, Redmond died early yesterday morning from injuries sustained while skiing at Breckenridge on Sunday, becoming the fifth official casualty at a Colorado resort this season; see our previous coverage below. Now, we've learned more about a man who loved to hit the slopes.
Redmond, 45, lived in Reston, Virginia, and worked as a real estate agent. But he had a lot more in his life than work. His Twitter account, which he never got around to using, describes him like so: "Realtor extraordinaire with Century 21 New Millennium, DC sports fan, ski fanatic, and music lover."
Skiing is also emphasized on Redmond's Facebook page. Indeed, the handful of photos featured on his page include one from Breckenridge, posted a year ago Sunday. Here it is:
Redmond's Twitter profile photo.
Also shared on the page are messages of affection shared after people began learning of his health crisis. Here's a sampling:
Huge prayers going to you Rob!Redmond died after crashing into a tree; he was wearing a helmet. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones.
Prayers ascending often!
hugs and positive energy sprinkled with HUGE prayers......
The thing about it is you could not see him for years, bump into him at Costco or wherever and fall right into a conversation like it was nothing. I hope to bump into him real soon.
Update two: Shortly after posting the information above, we received a note from Dr. Erin Redmond Webb, Rob's sister, who is obviously still reeling from the unexpected loss of her brother. She writes the following:
Rob has left behind myself (younger sister, age 32), Jackie Overton (older sister, age 47), Mary Rose (mother), Patricia Redmond (step mother), and seven nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.Continue to see our previous coverage.
He has gone to join our dad, Robert A. Redmond, who died in 2007 from cancer due to Agent Orange Exposure in Vietnam, and our other sister, Susan Redmond Kilby, who died tragically in 2004.
We know Rob is in good company and better off now then we are....