Randy died Oct. 10, 2003, from the effects of a 1981 car accident.

Forever unconventional, Randy's compass shot north with a boundless intellect that led him to a DePaul Law School professorship; east to Princeton, where he was legendary for spontaneous, outrageous antics, eccentricities and humor; south, where he was firmly grounded to his beloved family farm; and finally, due west, to a courageous, selfless, chivalrous side few knew. Along every point of that compass, at every crosSroads, Randy had loyal, loving friends, countless interests, and a relentless, contagious zest for life.

We recall Randy announcing he was "going out for beer," disappearing for days, and returning from Colorado with his Chevy dragging bottom, crammed with cases of Coors.

Later, at the U. of Chicago, Randy literally stopped a bullet to protect two women from being assaulted. Shot in the back, he drove himself to the hospital.

His 1981 car accident left Randy paralyzed and unable to speak, but with his intellect, sense of humor, and college memories largely intact. Undaunted, he communicated with eye signals, and greatly enjoyed hearing about friends, and especially about his own escapades.

Randy is survived by his stepmother, Mary, and his brothers George, Edward, and Casey.

Nothing would make Randy happier than for us to share stories over a can of Coors.

The Class of 1974

Undergraduate Class of 1974