Duane E. Randall Sr.

Obituaries in Bath, NY |  The Steuben Courier Advocate
Obituaries in Bath, NY |  The Steuben Courier Advocate
Bond Davis Funeral Home

Duane E. Randall Sr.

Duane E. Randall Sr, aged 75, passed away at home Sunday November 28, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones as he took his final breath.

Duane was born on October 20, 1946, to Harry C. Randall and Alberta C. Polmateer Smalt Randall in Yoakum, Texas. He had several brothers and sisters on both his maternal and paternal sides.

Duane's family moved to Hammondsport when he was 7 years old, and it remained his hometown most of his life. He played Little League Baseball and earned his Eagle Scout.

Duane graduated from the Hammondsport High School where he was involved in multiple sports and was especially proud of the banner in the gym proclaiming Hammondsport the State Champions in Soccer during his Senior Year. Duane joined the United States Marine Corps in August of 1964 and was honored to be a Vietnam Veteran serving until 1967 when he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant who had earned several medals during his service.

After serving his country, he returned to Hammondsport and held multiple jobs including Taylor Wine, a stint at a car manufacturer in Michigan, the Salt Mines and Ederle Construction before settling into being a rural carrier for the United States Post Office out of Bath for 36 years.

Duane was involved with his children's sports endeavors whether it was softball, baseball, basketball, or soccer. He coached, he umpired, and most of all he was a cheerleader from the stands - usually not a quiet one either. And this enthusiasm carried over to his grandchildren as well.

Duane was a collector of things – many things. Steins, Beanie Babies, pewter, covered glass chicken bowls, Pyrex, gas lanterns, and anything else that struck him at the time. He loved auctions, yard sales and free stuff along the road. He always could "use that" or "make some money on that."

Duane loved to travel and visited Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada, and Paris. And he loved to go on cruises- anywhere with sunshine and beaches. He also loved visiting casinos – he called it donating to those local communities.

Several dogs have had the good fortune to be special pets of Duane's over the years. But the most recent and dearest to his heart was his Black Lab, Bo. They were constant companions from the time Bo came as a puppy to him from Georgia. They loved to ride together, work together, sleep together; they were just happiest together. Duane and Bo.

Duane was predeceased by his parents, several brothers and sisters and his son, Duane E Randall Jr.

He is survived by his children Doug Randall, Tammy Cribbs, Denise Stopka, William Randall and Danette Alaimo; his grandchildren Hailey, Tessa, Trenton, Taylor, Braeden, Justice, Locklyn and even some great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Linda and his brother Gary. He is survived by a very special friend in Sis Conrad as well as many card playing buddies and auction friends.

Calling hours will be held at the Bond Davis Funeral Home in Bath on Friday December 3rd from 10am -12pm with a service at 12pm. There will be a military service at the Bath National Cemetery at the Bath VA at 2pm with a Celebration of Life to be held directly afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Posted online on December 01, 2021

Published in The Steuben Courier Advocate

Obituaries in Bath, NY |  The Steuben Courier Advocate
Obituaries in Bath, NY |  The Steuben Courier Advocate

Duane E. Randall Sr.

Bond Davis Funeral Home

Duane E. Randall Sr.

Duane E. Randall Sr, aged 75, passed away at home Sunday November 28, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones as he took his final breath.

Duane was born on October 20, 1946, to Harry C. Randall and Alberta C. Polmateer Smalt Randall in Yoakum, Texas. He had several brothers and sisters on both his maternal and paternal sides.

Duane's family moved to Hammondsport when he was 7 years old, and it remained his hometown most of his life. He played Little League Baseball and earned his Eagle Scout.

Duane graduated from the Hammondsport High School where he was involved in multiple sports and was especially proud of the banner in the gym proclaiming Hammondsport the State Champions in Soccer during his Senior Year. Duane joined the United States Marine Corps in August of 1964 and was honored to be a Vietnam Veteran serving until 1967 when he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant who had earned several medals during his service.

After serving his country, he returned to Hammondsport and held multiple jobs including Taylor Wine, a stint at a car manufacturer in Michigan, the Salt Mines and Ederle Construction before settling into being a rural carrier for the United States Post Office out of Bath for 36 years.

Duane was involved with his children's sports endeavors whether it was softball, baseball, basketball, or soccer. He coached, he umpired, and most of all he was a cheerleader from the stands - usually not a quiet one either. And this enthusiasm carried over to his grandchildren as well.

Duane was a collector of things – many things. Steins, Beanie Babies, pewter, covered glass chicken bowls, Pyrex, gas lanterns, and anything else that struck him at the time. He loved auctions, yard sales and free stuff along the road. He always could "use that" or "make some money on that."

Duane loved to travel and visited Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada, and Paris. And he loved to go on cruises- anywhere with sunshine and beaches. He also loved visiting casinos – he called it donating to those local communities.

Several dogs have had the good fortune to be special pets of Duane's over the years. But the most recent and dearest to his heart was his Black Lab, Bo. They were constant companions from the time Bo came as a puppy to him from Georgia. They loved to ride together, work together, sleep together; they were just happiest together. Duane and Bo.

Duane was predeceased by his parents, several brothers and sisters and his son, Duane E Randall Jr.

He is survived by his children Doug Randall, Tammy Cribbs, Denise Stopka, William Randall and Danette Alaimo; his grandchildren Hailey, Tessa, Trenton, Taylor, Braeden, Justice, Locklyn and even some great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Linda and his brother Gary. He is survived by a very special friend in Sis Conrad as well as many card playing buddies and auction friends.

Calling hours will be held at the Bond Davis Funeral Home in Bath on Friday December 3rd from 10am -12pm with a service at 12pm. There will be a military service at the Bath National Cemetery at the Bath VA at 2pm with a Celebration of Life to be held directly afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Posted online on December 01, 2021

Published in The Steuben Courier Advocate