- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 14, 1938
- Place of birth:
Oregon, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 10, 2012
- Place of passing:
Poway, California, United States
|They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our dad, Randolph Richmond, 73, born on November 14, 1938 and passed away on August 10, 2012. Your contribution of memories- photographic, aural and written, allow us to continue to enjoy and honor his life.
Randy Richmond's final race
Leaving port last December, this man of the sea did many practice runs for his final single-handed race. The thing about sailboat racing, you just don't know what conditions you will endure from being completely becalmed to having to lace yourself in, hunkering down with just the storm sail.
Staying in the race becomes more difficult as the seas become rougher and your hand is the only one controlling the helm. The passage became foggier after rounding the last mark, with occasional squalls, but Randy threw up the spinnaker, wind at his back and exhausted competitor that he was, headed for the line. The committee boat horn blew as he won his last race crossing the finish line on August 10, 2012.
Captain Randy proudly leaves on the dock his son Jim and wife Leah, talented granddaughter Azure, budding sailor Tristan of Nederland, CO plus his daughter Lisa, husband Jeff and beautiful girls Jaz and Ember of Pollock Pines, CA.
Also there observing were many clients, old and new friends, medical staff and of course, Lizzie his First Mate of 52 years.
Thanks to all of you who have rooted for him with your many prayers and good wishes this year. Randy decided to donate his body to medical education and research.
"Think of you often and how we spent enriching times growing up --especially those times here on the farm on the Umpqua Summers--helping(watching) grandpa Blacky and Uncles bringing in the hay, swimming, night shad dipping with a kerosene lantern, blackberry picking, family hikes up the creek. so yes your spirit is here. Thanks"
"To the Richmond Family, I am very sorry for your loss, I have wonderful memories of sailing with Randy on Rampage, along with Luke, Dag and the rest of the crew, fun weekends with Liz in Cos Cob, always a wonderful and gracious hostess. Randy was a great competitor and pure fun to sail with. - Beverly (Brine) Blagden Noyes"
"It is impossible to summarize Randy's life or what he meant to me in 397 characters. It is unfair, but then Randy would probably shrug and tell me to just do it. Randy had determination, will and unbelievable drive but underneath that grit was loyalty, integrity and a real desire to make others successful. I've lost the best and biggest backstop I could ever have. Miss him every day!"
"I first met Randy in 1967 at the IBM office in Garden City NY. I was just starting out and it was great fun to work with this aggressive Sales Rep who always charged forward. Strategize for sure but then full speed ahead. Overcome obstacles. He was always a loyal and supportive friend to me. Many good and unforgettable times over forty plus years."
"I always went to my Dad for advice on anything having to do with running my business. This was his forte and he always made the time to give me his ideas. I think it was fun(and sometimes frustrating) for him to share his knowledge which sometimes I took and more often challenged him on. In a strange way, I think he liked that too. I miss not being able to run ideas by him- he was the one."
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