Columbus, OH — Ronald Randall, 76, died Sept. 7, 2019, at Akron Summa Hospital.
He was a retired chemistry teacher at Roosevelt High School and was a teacher at Roosevelt for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of Canfield High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Kent State University in chemistry. He earned his master’s degree at Youngstown State University in education.
He was a proud Standardbred owner and trainer for more than 20 years. He spent more than 50 years racing horses.
He loved all high school sports, especially basketball, and was a former middle school basketball coach. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Mr. Randall was known in the horse world as the “Professor of Horses.” He was a proud member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and the USTA.
He is survived by his daughters, Marnie (Kurt) Walcutt and Jayne; sons, David (Lori) and Gregory; sisters, Sue and Judy Cobb; brother, James; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Walcutt, Elaina Walcutt, Nick Walcutt, Alexandra and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Erma, whom he loved with all his heart; and his wife of 25 years, Linda, who was also a teacher at Roosevelt for more than 20 years.
A memorial service will be held Saturday (Sept. 14) at 11 a.m. at Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. Brother Douglas Miner will conduct the service.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the following: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, 2237 Sonora Dr., Grove City, OH 43123, United States Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081, or New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at www.horseadoption.com.
Arrangements by Dean’s Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.deansfuneralhome.com.