In Memory

David T. Randolph

RANDOLPH, David Truman

David Truman Randolph, 62, of Canton and West Barnet, VT, beloved husband for 39 years to Carol (Whitford) Randolph, died Friday, (May 18, 2012) peacefully from brain cancer. Born in New Britain, son of the late Truman and Elizabeth (Hansen) Randolph, he was raised there and graduated from Pulaski High School and later received his BS from UCONN. David and Carol met at a party thrown by mutual friends and quickly fell in love, spending the summers of their courtship as counselors at New Britain's Fresh Air Camp for underprivileged youth. David and Carol moved to Canton after their marriage and he was employed by UPS until 1995, when he was elected Business Agent for Teamsters Local 671, retiring in 2010. David loved the outdoors, especially time spent at Harvey's Lake in Vermont, fishing, and relaxing with his family and brown dog, Lucy. His legacy is one of positivity, kindness to and respect for others, and the lasting effects of an honorable life lived on all who cross one's path - a true inspiration to those who knew him. Besides his wife Carol, he leaves his children, Lisa, Brian, and Adam, their significant others, Sean Russell, Hannah Keefe, and Chaya Thanhauser, and dog Lucy. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary Randolph.

A Memorial Service to celebrate David's life will be Thursday, May 24, 11 a.m. at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon. The Rev. Martha Chenault will officiate. Contributions may be made to the Avon Congregational Church, where David was a member for over 30 years, or to Harry and Helen Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 as Hartford Hospital's care and treatment for David was exceptional and appreciated by his family. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for the arrangements. For condolences please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 22, 2012