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.
I served in the Army and was in the same Basic Training Barracks as Rsndy. We all called him “Dynamite” because he used that word to positively respond to anything. In recent years I would see Randy on occasion. He always displayed an uplifting attitude. It was my privilege to know him. My sincere condolences to his Family.
Thank you Don. He spoke of you fondly ????
Randy will be remembered as a gentle soul who loved his family. He will be remembered. Prayers for his family.
Thank you Marcia. He worked tirelessly preparing our family reunions. And enjoyed every moment doing so. ????
Excellent man and long time friend.
Thank you Ken
I got to know Kalin’s dad and Margaret’s and Lydia’s granddad through stories told by Kalin and Maggie at the Georgia music school where Margaret plays and sings. They always had smiles on their faces when talking about him. What a wonderful photo and beautiful obituary for this man who often served others. His daughter and her family are surely following his example; that is one of his many wonderful legacies.
Randy, it’s been a long time since we last saw each other. We had a lot of good times building the “Fort”, making fire works,launching rockets,digging tunnels next to the sand pit and God only knows what else. I will miss you my old friend,Rest in Peace Randy, Bob Greth.
Gone to that “Pit Party” in the sky. RIP Randy. My sympathies to Debbie and your family.
Such a gentle, beautiful soul. His struggles were many but his complaints were few. Special.
Debbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Hoping your many memories will help you through this difficult time. Prayers for peace. Love. Judy