Ralph F. Redemske


Ralph F. Redemske died at his Malibu home on Sept. 2.

Redemske was born in 1915 in North Tonawanda, N.Y. From an early age, he exhibited a strong interest in science.

Redemske was a pioneer in the field of microelectronics and integrated circuitry. After receiving his degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked for several companies in the New York City area. Redemske then co-founded Servomechanisms Inc. in the mid-1940s in Long Island, N.Y. He moved to Southern California in the early 1950s when the company relocated to the West Coast. The company later merged with Teledyne Inc., where he was a senior scientist. It was in this capacity that he consulted with companies around the world.

Redemske had a wide range of interests and activities, including sailing, photography, gardening, Jeep rides, hiking, camping and world travel.

Redemske is survived by his wife of 34 years, Virginia, his three daughters and their husbands, Carole and Dennis Boshears, Nancy and Max Meierhans and Susan and William Ahearn, his stepson, Robert Teer and his two children, Jenny and Christopher, his three grandchildren, Gregory, Elizabeth and Christopher and his great-grandchild, Tristan.