James "Jim" E. Reardon, 94, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2020.
He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 21, 1926. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Combustion Engineering/ABB after 38 years where he started as a draftsman trainee and ended his career as a manufacturing consultant. During this time at Combustion, he patented the “Handheld Closure” and “Seal Welding of Closures”. His job took him to various locations such as Libya, Spain, South Africa, Canada, China, and India.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward A. and Jessye B. Reardon, his brother, Donald Reardon, wife, Kathryn Reardon and son, James Douglas Reardon.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Reardon, Johnson City, Tn., Jeannie Reardon and Lynn Reardon DiPillo both of Chattanooga, his grandchildren, Michelle (Philip) Hayes, Lebanon, Tn., Lauren Reardon, Murfreesboro, Tn., and Kevin Reardon, Beechgrove, Tn.; and his great-grandson, Luke Hayes, and extended family.
Jim was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
A private memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Samaritan Center or Hospice of Chattanooga.
Condolences may be sent to the Reardon family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Arrangements are by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, Tn. 423 753-3821.