Aloysius Charles Preddie was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on June 21, 1952, to Aldwin Pilgrim Preddie and Mathilda Marcelle Preddie. He received his education at Nelson Street Boys R.C. High School and Tranquillity Secondary School (vocational), and along with his family, attended Morvant Anglican Church.
Aloysius immigrated to the United States in 1982 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and Curtis Boiler Works. In 1994, he joined other family members in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he became a member of Mt. Zion Apostolic Church (now Kingdom Apostolic Ministries), and met and married his wife, Anita. At Mt. Zion, he served as an usher and member of the baptism ministry.
Aloysius was employed by Sealed Air Cryovac for a number of years as a machine operator and member of the fire brigade. He retired in 2019 from Carmel Clay Schools in building maintenance. He took great pride in his work as owner and operator of ACP Building Maintenance and worked meticulously to provide top notch contract services.
Aloysius’s favorite pastimes were binge-watching Law & Order, Blue Bloods, and Family Feud, fishing on the lake with his brothers, and listening to his all-time favorite gospel singer, Yolanda Adams. He rarely missed Sunday and Tuesday streaming services at Kingdom Apostolic Ministries, tuning in to his last service the day before his passing. At the time of his death, he was in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. On Monday, September 18, 2023, at 5:09 a.m., Aloysius died in the comfort of his home with his wife by his side.
Survivors are his wife of 28 years, Anita Franklin Preddie; his children, Mark Aloysius Dennis (Cheridon Durant); Reno Saiko Aloysius Sampson; and Camille Sherry-Ann Anansa Melville (Ronan Riviere). He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and his siblings Marlene Preddie; Antoinette Preddie Rouse (Philip); Ann Marie Preddie-Ali (Cedric); Ainsley Preddie (Shannon deceased); and Andrew Preddie (Kathleen). He was preceded in death by his son Ronald Aloysius Sampson; his sister Allison Preddie; his brothers Adrian Preddie (Jacqueline) and Anthony Preddie (Lorraine); and his parents Aldwin and Mathilda.
Aloysius will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.