John Frederic Randall
John Frederic Randall
John Frederic Randall passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011, due to complications of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Born March 29, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, he attended Ohio State University and Bristol University (England) (B.Sc.in microbiology, MBA). He played trumpet in the university jazz ensemble and marching band. John went on to become an investment banker and project financier, working and living all over the world, until he settled with his wife, Jenny, in Sonoma, 20 years ago.
John worked with major banking groups: Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh, Lloyds, Samuel Montagu investment bank and London Court Ltd of London, the latter where he was an associate and director for the past 20 years. More recently he became a professor of finance and economics at the University of Phoenix. He specialized in major non-recourse loans to the natural resource sector: international oil and gas, mining and renewable energy projects.
An active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, John served on financial and investment committees. He sang in the choir at many special events, lending his fine speaking voice regularly as a lector. He supported his wife in developing the Labyrinth and maintaining Trinity's flower gardens.
John, with some members at Trinity, was instrumental in founding Operation Youth, providing services and activities in the Valley for teens. Under his vision, tireless energy and leadership, The Shop, a drug and alcohol free, teen-run entertainment venue; and the No Name Café were developed. Operation Youth merged with the Valley of the Moon Teen Center to form Sonoma Valley Teen Services in 2010, something John had worked for tirelessly.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny; his children, Ashley Randall, Erika Randall Beahm (Daniel) and Christopher Randall; and his grandchildren, Talia and Quinn. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Randall; and sister, Judy Snell.
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Friday, July 1, 2011, at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church on 275 E. Spain St., Sonoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Sonoma Valley Teen Services (email@example.com) or www.marincancerinstitute.org.
Arrangements under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 W. Napa St., Sonoma.