Bill Randall

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October 29, 2009

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Bill Randall, age 70, of Westerville, OH, Friday October 29, 2009. Teacher, Scott Paper sales rep. and Realtor. If he brought a smile to your face then he considered his life well spent. Private services through MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. Memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House. Please visit to send condolences to his wife, Marlyn.


Donna And Norm Shamis - Nov 5, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this challenging time. Bill brought smiles not only to our face and lives but also into the life of our child, Mathew. You two were so important to us. I know that Mat graduated many years ago but you remained in our correspondence all of these many years later. May God bless you and protect you. Best to your family, Norm and Donna Shamis

alan jones - Nov 5, 2009

Wow. What a loss. He was such an advicate for the buyers of repo propertys. He spent a lot of time fighting corruption in HUD properties. Bill always had a serious concerned attitude , but then would break into a smile when I saw him at the various Realtors/investors meetings. I could always count on him for the inside info on what was happening in the repo market. He will be missed by his fellow professional Realtors
alan jones
re/max achievers

GEORGE WAGNER - Nov 4, 2009

God bless Bill. Ann and I send our condolences. Please feel free to call on us if we can help in any way.

Clarence Williams - Nov 3, 2009

Marlyn, very sorry to hear about Bill. We only knew him the last couple of years but always enjoyed talking with him. His real estate classes were very helpful and informative. I last talked with him at one of the REIA meetings. His knowledge, humor, and friendship will be greatly missed. Clarence & Joyce Williams

J. Carroll Notestine - Nov 3, 2009

Mrs Randall,
I was first shocked, then deeply saddened to learn of Bill’s death. He was a force in the real estate business, and helped me several times. This summer was to be the big one for us – buying a place in the country – and Bill had scouted several properties, before my father-in-law’s illness took our attention. So, in addition to having personal regret at losing a guy who had COMMON SENSE, I’m sorry that I was not able to give him some real $$ business.
Peace to you.

Eugene Yutzy - Nov 3, 2009

At the Columbus REIA meetings, I always appreciated the older men in the group who had experience and advice for those of us who were younger and had less experience. Bill was one of the older men who I looked forward to seeing at those meetings. I enjoyed his advice and his smile. I remember taking one of his classes years ago. He had a true passion for real estate which was clearly evident to all who took the time to speak with Bill and learn who he really was. I’ll miss seeing his face at the REIA meetings. My sincerest sympathies for your loss.

Andrew Wood - Nov 3, 2009

Bill’s Real Estate classes (they were so good I went twice) help me in more ways than the other classes I have taken in my real estate career. As a teacher I wanted to show up early and share my stories. I hope I can be as great as a man as Bill.

Mary Jo Fetch - Nov 2, 2009

My sympathies to you and your family in the loss of Bill. I had worked with him on the sale of a property and he was so kind, informative and helpful. I appreciate his touch on my life. Mary Jo Fetch, EXIT Trinity Realty

Rose Morris - Nov 2, 2009

To the Randall Family
I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have worked with him many times through the years and he taught me a lot and helped me and so many others a lot. He was never afraid to give you info if you ask for it. please know that he was loved by many. May God bless and keep you all.
Rose Morris
Past President
Columbus REIA

Rand Hollobaugh - Nov 2, 2009

I’ve very sorry to hear about Bill passing away. He was very helpful to me early in my investing career and he was very thorough and someone I knew I could trust.
One thing that I vividly remember about Bill was his great sense of humor. A number of years ago I attended a meeting which he presided over and he had me in stitches. I never knew that he was so funny. I still think back to that day with a smile on my face!
My thoughts are with you and he will be missed.

Kim Link - Nov 2, 2009

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I always considered Bill a mentor; to myself & many others. His courage to call-out those that operated on the sleazy fringe of real estate investing always impressed me. It was my pleasure to have known him.

rosie l middleton - Nov 2, 2009

May GOD comfort you, And your memories embrace you,My prayers will be with you,May the GRACE of GOD surround you and give you strength, Rosie Middleton, (Columbus Realty Professionals

steve zehala - Nov 2, 2009

Dear Marlyn:
I’m very sorry for your loss as Bill was a great guy. Having been involved with REIA for so many years I had so many chances to chat with him and I’m grateful for that. Bill was fantastic and was a great friend of the Columbus real estate investors Association and we are greatly appreciative of everything he’s done.
I recently this afternoon sent an e-mail to all of our former members to let them know about Bills passing. I also created a little memorial presentation at this link:
Again I’m very sorry for your loss and if there is anything we can do please let us know.
Steve Zehala
Executive Director
Real Estate Investors Assoc of Columbus

Pam Coil - Nov 2, 2009

So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. What a wonderful mentor and inspiration he has been to so many of us. He will be missed. Surely his was a life well-lived. Heartfelt condolences to his family.

Sara Niven - Nov 2, 2009

Our thoughts are with you during this time. Sorry for your loss.
Everyone at Westerville Dental Associates

Ron & Sammie Carpenter - Nov 2, 2009

Bill wasn’t in our lives for very long, but he surely made a big impact. Always leaving us laughing with his dry wit and always leaving us better than before. He was our mentor, our teacher, and our friend. We miss him.

Frank Centofanti - Nov 2, 2009

Marlyn, I met Bill in the early 90’s. With his help, myself and a friend of mine puchased a few HUD homes. Over the years he has advised me many times. Every time I saw him he mentioned you. He will be missed. Condolences, Frank Centofanti Family

Debbie Krantz - Nov 2, 2009

I am very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I took a real estate class with him last winter. Though the drive to Westerville during the middle of winter wasn’t something I looked forward to, Bill’s wit and light hearted approach always made it worthwhile. His candor with regard to our industry will be sorely missed. God bless.

patty Leonard - Nov 2, 2009

Dear Marlyn….
Joan Grube informed me that you lost your husband. I am soo sorry and pray that God will fill your heart with wonderful memories, good friends to encourage you and the comfort of your family……
You will be in my thoughts and prayers……
Your old sawhorse buddy from Lakeside….
patty leonard

Dave Fitzpatrick - Nov 2, 2009

I just found out about Bill’s passing this morning and Barb and I are just numb. I’ve got so many wonderful memories of Bill that I’ll carry with me the rest of my life. He’ll always be a mentor of mine – having had a profound influence in my real estate investing. I consider myself very blessed to have met him. I will deeply miss the other half of my “sounding board”.
If there’s anything Barb or I can do, you know that we’re here. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave, Barb, Chris & Chloe.

Joan Grube - Nov 1, 2009

Marlynn: I was so sorry to receive the news from Marilu Hurley. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Joan

Rick Baldwin - Oct 31, 2009

Hello Family of Bill Randall. We will surely miss the spirit and wit of Bill, someone I fondly call a “natural entertainer”. I’ll miss his snappy one-liners; he was so colorful. So long Bill, from Rick.

Mark Pratt - Oct 31, 2009

We were very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have known him more than 15 years and he was very well respected in the real estate investor community and he was always known to be a reputable man. We appreciate the help he gave our son, Nathan, and the opportunity he had to work with him. I always enjoyed talking to him about his research on Steven Winters and other crooks in this business. Years ago we did buy a number of properties through him including a trip to Dayton where we bought 4 in one day at an auction. I found his research and foreclosure newsletter very helpful in my learning process of becoming a real estate investor and would consider him a mentor. Sorry for your loss and he will be missed.
Mark Pratt and wife

linda mennucci - Oct 31, 2009

Bill was one of the best men I ever met. I have known him for 30 years and he has always been kind, honest,caring,and just an all around great person. He always worked for the “little guy” and you knew you were in good hands if Bill was involved.He will be missed by myself and everyone that knew him.
Linda Mennucci and family

Sue Timmerman - Oct 31, 2009

Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear about Bill ! I will call you to see if there is anything at all that you need… Please take care. Feel free to call on us for anything 614-226-4156 cell or 614-895-8308 Sue and John Timmerman

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