Born in Charlotte, N.C., Randy attended Myers Park High School, where he played baseball and belonged to the National Honor Society. At Princeton, he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, played freshman soccer, managed the crew, was a Keyceptor, and sang in the Chapel Choir and Glee Club. Following graduation and two years in the Navy aboard a destroyer rescuing Cubans fleeing the Castro regime, he entered the University of Virginia Law School.
Randy felt that the needs of charity far outstripped the generosity of givers and that, as Princetonians, we have been blessed more than most, making our job to contribute bigger. He lived by these words, serving as Protestant co-chairman of the Charlotte chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews; as local chairman for Annual Giving; as moderator of the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Presbytery; on the board of directors of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism; as chairman of the N.C. Bar Association Section on Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law; as a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; as a Presbyterian deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher; and as a trustee of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary.
To his wife and family, the class extends its condolences.