Robert C. ‘Josh’ Randall KINGSTON - Robert C. “Josh” Randall, Aug. 31, 1935 - May 6, 2014. Former resident of West Camp. Local Real Estate Agent and former WGHQ Newsman Robert C. “Josh” Randall, died on Tuesday May 6, 2014 after battling cancer for the past 6 years, he was 78. Born Aug. 31, 1935 in Cortland, he was the son of the late Lee Orville and Genevieve Randall. Josh left school early and entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Though he was not sent overseas, Josh remained in the Navy for the next 10 years, reaching the rank of Petty Officer First Class (PO1). After leaving the Navy, he went first to Nova Scotia, but later returned to New York, making the Hudson Valley his home. Josh worked as a Newsman for WGHQ, as well as being the voice behind the WGHQ Happy Christmas Fund for many years. In the early 90’s, he went into real estate, last working for Sophie Sirpanalis Real Estate in Kingston. Josh had a way of giving to others, having volunteered his time with the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society campaigns. Additionally, Josh was involved with the Mid-Hudson Valley Junior Achievement for many years, volunteering his time and vehicle to take selected High School students to Indiana University for the yearly National Junior Achievement Conference. More recently, Josh became very involved with the Saugerties Historic Preservation Society, and was chairman at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Marti of Kingston; three daughters: Rebecca Dunn, with husband Bob of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Lisa Doyle, with husband Billy of Moorehead, North Carolina, Jennifer Jablonski, with husband Mike of Port Ewen, his daughter of the heart: Jen Fromberg of Satellite Beach, Florida, one son: Matthew J. Randall, with wife Brenda of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one sister: Pat Church of Auburn; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers: Duane and Don, one son: Robert C. Randall, Jr., and a grandson: James Van Cleeve. His funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & Lafayette Sts. Friends will be received Friday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Daily Freeman on May 9, 2014