BANGOR – Tech Sgt. Wendall “Randy” Hamilton Randall, retired U.S. Air Force, 84, passed away July 2, 2013, at home with his beloved wife and family by his side. He was born Aug. 23, 1928, in St. Albans, son of Leo E. Randall and Phyllis (Hamilton) Randall.
Randy, as he preferred to be called, attended Higgins Classical Institute, Beal College, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Husson College. As a proud American, Randy served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Japanese Occupation, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Upon military retirement in 1968 he worked various jobs in New York. After moving back to Maine he worked at General Electric and was a real estate broker for 23 years. Many happy hours were spent at his cottage on Pushaw Lake where he was “King of the Grill.” Numerous children beginning with daughter, Jaime Lynne, and nieces and nephews, the youngest 2 and a half years old, learned the joy of fishing while standing on the pier with their uncle. Randy was an avid reader, member of Hammond Street Senior Center, Bangor Toastmasters Club, Bangor Kiwanis Breakfast Club, past commander of the Disabled American Veterans John F. Kennedy, Chapter No. 6, Bangor, and supported the Republican Party. He was a wonderful husband and father, and he will be greatly missed by those who had him in their lives.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Jeannette Lewis; brothers, Vinal, Leo, Robert and Dennis; and sisters, Arline, Virginia and Joan. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Charlene (Lewis) Randall; daughter, Jaime Lynne; son, Anthony and wife, Rosanne; only grandchild, Nicholas; brother, Donald and wife, Betty; sisters, Marilyn Hill and Carol Munson and husband, Carroll; sister-in-law, Blanche Randall; uncle, Earle Randall; aunt, Elsie Holley; and cousins, nieces, nephews and families. He will also be missed by his wife’s family who claimed Randy as their own; and many very special friends, you all know who you are.
Private interment with military honors will be held Saturday, July 6, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bryant Road, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.