MICKLER Randy Mickler passed away peacefully December 20, 2009, at home in Chula Vista surrounded by his family. He was 56. Randy was born in Camp Atterbury, Indiana, but moved to St. Augustine, Florida, when he was two months old, where his family has lived since the 1700s. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, FL, attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1976. He worked for WJXT-TV in Jacksonville as a producer and director until 1980 when he moved to San Diego, where he was with NBC San Diego for 29 years. He was a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle and received several Emmys for his creative work. He retired from the station as Director of Operations in June. Randy loved music and photography, played the guitar and everyone who knows him is aware of his love for karaoke and, above all, the Florida Gators. He fought a courageous five-year battle with colon cancer and he will be missed deeply by his family. He is survived by his wife, Jane Clifford, and his four children, Angela Sears, Shannon Fosgett, Ryan Mickler and Lauren Mickler, his parents Joe and Marilyn Mickler, brother Rick Mickler, five grand-children and seven nieces and nephews. He had many other family members and friends whom he cherished. A funeral Mass was celebrated December 23rd, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Scripps Ranch, CA. A graveside memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday January 16, 2010 at San Lorenzo Cemetery, Reverend Father Seamus O'Flynn, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider memorials to the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, P.O. Box 10086 Gainesville, FL 32610 or San Diego Hospice San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the local. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published by Florida Times-Union on Jan. 14, 2010.