In Memoriam : Stephen Randall
Stephen E. Randall - age: 64
(September 29, 1953 to November 05, 2017
Friends and relatives may call at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco, Sunday November 12, 2017 from 3 to 6 PM.
A funeral service will be held Monday November 13, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the United Baptist Church of Saco 318 Main St. Rev. Beverly Lowell and Dr. Rev. Burton Howe will officiate.
Burial will follow at South Buxton Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Cancer Community Center 778 Main St, South Portland, 04106, PAN Foundation, PO Box 221858, Charlotte, NC, 28222 and Joe Andruzzi FDN, 9 Plains St, # 500 N Attleboro, MA 02760, Timothy Kormann Scholarship Fund, PO Box 496, Middleton, MA 01949.
Biddeford, Stephen E. Randall, 64 of Biddeford passed Sunday November 5, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House Scarborough with his family by his side.
He was born in Biddeford September 29, 1953 the son of Ralph and Evelyn Caron Randall.
Stephen grew up in Biddeford, attended local schools and graduated from Biddeford High School, class of 1972. He then attended and graduated from Southern Connecticut State College (SCSC, now University) in 1976 with a degree in Health Sciences.
Stephenís lifelong passion of menís and boyís gymnastics was ignited during his high school years, participating in the Biddeford High School Gymnastics team then coached by "Wink" Houghton and Bob Libby.
It was to continue during his college years under the tutelage of head coach Abe Grossfeld, himself an Olympic medalist during the 1950ís and 1960ís. Steve was a specialist in the floor exercise event. Upon graduation, Steve served as assistant to Coach Grosfeld for four years.
What was to follow was 41 years of a passion for gymnastics which brought him across the USA, Canada, the Virgin Islands and Bermuda, cultivating life-long friendships along the way.
Also, during this time, he designed, built, owned and operated Randall's Gymnastics in Biddeford. Consulting and designing other gymnastic gym layouts was to remain one of his many strengths.
Steve's other passion was golf. Wherever his gymnastics travel took him, there was always time carved out for golf.
He was a long time member of Biddeford Saco Country Club, where every Sunday during the golfing season he played in what has become known as the "Cheddah" with his many lifelong golf friends. Also, Steve loved the fact that he "aced" four times in his golf career.
"Coach Steve" most recently taught at Gymnation formerly of Kennebunk, Maine (now Saco) and Yellow Jackets in Middleton, Massachusetts. "Coach Steve's" primary message to his students throughout his career was: "It's not what you do, it's how you do what you do."
Stephen is survived by his wife Paula Osher of Biddeford, a brother Kenneth Randall of Kennebunkport and a sister Shirley Bourgault and her husband Robert of Biddeford, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Celine Lariviere - November 10, 2017 Contact this person
My husband, Ralph and I remember Steve when he was still in high school. Came over our house many times. He was respectful, thoughtful and always pleasant to be around. Rest In Peace Steve. Condolences to your family and friends.
Bob Hardisty - November 11, 2017 Contact this person
Steve was a good friend and will be greatly missed. We had great summers at IGC.Thanks Steve for the memories!
Steve Foran - November 14, 2017 Contact this person
I have just learned of Steve's passing and am so sorry I did not attend the wake
My deepest sympathies