POFFO, Randy Mario 58, known better to many as professional wrestling legend "Macho Man" Randy Savage, passed away at Largo Medical Center on Friday May 20, 2011, following a motor vehicle accident in Seminole. Randy was born Nov. 15, 1952 in Columbus, OH. He graduated from Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, IL where he was a member of the National Honor Society. After high school Randy played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox organizations until 1975. In 1985 he joined the World Westling Federation, where he earned international fame with his entertaining antics and quotable catchphrase "Oooohh Yeaahh". Randy was a spokesperson for Slim Jim, popularizing the slogan "Snap into a Slim Jim!" He also played Bone Saw McGraw in the 2002 blockbuster hit movie "Spider Man." Randy was a generous supporter of charitable causes. For several years every holiday season, he visited All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg to deliver gifts to patients and participated in the George Steinbrenner Children's Holiday Concert for underprivileged kids of Tampa. He also recently took part as a celebrity guest judge in a fundraiser benefiting Art for Autism. Randy is survived by his wife, Lynn; his mother, Judy; his brother, Lanny; two stepdaughters, Noelle and Devon Anderson; and his niece, Magen Poffo. There are no public visitation hours or funeral services planned. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel in Largo. For condolences please visit www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 25, 2011