Randolph Downs Bucey
1929 - 2021
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Randolph Downs Bucey passed away peacefully on February 27 with his loving wife, Ann (Zimmerman), at his side. Born and raised in downtown Akron in 1929, Ran recalled fond memories of growing up on King Drive. In his youth, he was a camper and then counselor at Akron's Camp Y-Noah. He attended Kenyon College where he played basketball and was a Delta Tau Delta, graduating in 1950. He served stateside in the Army during the Korean War. As an investment banker, Ran brought integrity and enthusiasm to his lifelong career at First Boston, spending several years running the company's Cleveland office. Randolph was gregarious and owned any room he entered, oftentimes due to his story telling, sense of humor and bellowing laugh. Ran embraced many philanthropic endeavors, devoting his greatest passion to Kenyon. An Emeritus Trustee, Ran continued recruiting young people to the College long after retirement. His love of Kenyon was genuine and deep. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Mary; brothers Wiley, Jr. and Richard; and son John. He leaves behind Ann, his biggest fan throughout their 67-year marriage, caring daughter Carolyn Eberle, cherished grandchildren Ethan Eberle and Maya Rote (Colin), two sisters-in-law and eight adoring nieces and nephews. A zoom memorial service will occur at 6 p.m. today, March 14, 2021. For information about joining, please send an email to Eberle.Carolyn@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests directing your generosity to either the Randolph Bucey Scholarship Fund at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH or the Bucey Chapel at Akron, OH's Camp Y-Noah.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 14, 2021.
Memorial service
06:00 PM
via Zoom