Randy Romano Bussa
Randy Romano Bussa was born July 18, 1959 in Reno, Nevada to Frank and Joan Bussa. His life ended March 23, 2021.
Randy was born and raised in Reno, NV and attended Wooster High School. After high school, he received an associate degree in fire science from TMCC. He worked for the City of Sparks Fire Department for 35 years, starting at the age of 21 and becoming a fire captain at the age of 28. He retired in February 2015.
He met his wife of 37 years, Allison, in April 1982 on a blind date. They were married November 5, 1983 in Reno, NV and welcomed their son, Lane, in 1985. Their daughter, Aubree, was born in 1989. Randy and Allison enjoyed spending time at the Bussa cabin at Topaz Lake and traveled after his retirement in 2015 to various places including Italy and Alaska. Over the last few years, they enjoyed spending time with their three grandchildren.
Randy had a love of outdoor sports. In the winters he could be found snowboarding at Mt. Rose, and in the summers, he would spend time at his beloved family cabin at Topaz Lake, water-skiing, air-chairing, and barefooting. He shared this love of sports with his children, and especially bonded with his son over snowboarding, waterskiing and fishing at Topaz Lake. Randy and Lane called Topaz their "happy place" where they shared a passion for the lake and having family together.
Randy was known for his kind heart and devotion to family. He was a dedicated husband and father who worked tirelessly to provide a loving and joyful life for his family. We will forever think of Randy during family dinners as we listen to Frank Sinatra and enjoy good red wine.
Randy is preceded in death by his son, Lane Bussa (passed January 23, 2020), and brother Frank Bussa Jr. He is survived by his wife Allison Bussa, parents Frank and Joan Bussa, daughter Aubree Carlson (Jesse), sister Kelli Falin, daughter-in-law Estelle Bussa, grandson Clay Carlson, granddaughters Julia and Ella Bussa, and future granddaughter who will arrive July 2021 around Randy's birthday.
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2021.