Randolph James Kingsley, 70, of Farmington, New York, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 after a long struggle with diabetes and heart disease. He was born in Rochester, New York on July 17, 1950, the son of Ralph and Aline (Darrah) Kingsley. Randolph is survived by his wife, Debra (Keller) Kingsley of 46 years; children Kalin (Sean) McKee, Leia (James) Garrett, and Nickolas (Michelle) Kingsley, and his seven siblings. Randolph has eight grandchildren; Cara, Emma, Seth, Ashley, Margaret, Abigail, Lydia and Charlotte along with numerous nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by his father.
He graduated from VCS in 1969 and was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he went on to work as a machinist for 25 years. He then went on to build the company Splattball The Game, Inc, where he became a father figure to many of his employees. Randy was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Victor, NY.
Randy had many nicknames, Boss, R-Dog, R-Ditty, the Splattball guy and Poppy. He was happiest when he was with his family, taking in stray cats, telling his stories and jokes and researching genealogy. He made everyone he met his friend or employee. He had a contagious laugh and could fall asleep anywhere. He was a man of many words and took every chance he could to spread his wisdom. Randy loved to make up songs for all the children and was very interested in learning about his family’s ancestry. Randy will be remembered fondly, and greatly missed by all who crossed his path.
Calling hours for Randolph will be held Thursday September 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home (26 Maple Ave Victor, NY). Facemasks are required. Randolph’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church (115 Maple Ave Victor, NY). Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Diabetes Association of America or the American Heart Association in his memory.