Dear Mrs. Randolph, Sue and the Randolph family, John was a special part of my life and you all have my deepest sympathy. To Val, please accept my condolences on your loss of this very positive man.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - John P. Randolph, 61, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at his home.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2 :00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2020, at the church.
John was born on July 22, 1959, in Anamosa, the son of Dr. Aaron P. and Margaret (Mally) Randolph. He married Valerie Darrow on September 3, 1988, at St. Patrick Church in Anamosa.
He was a 1976 Eagle Scout. John graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988, with his Bachelor of Computer Science degree. John worked at Muscatine General Hospital and later retired from Kent Corporation as a senior computer analyst in 2012.
He enjoyed mushroom hunting, camping, fishing, and canoeing. John loved to grill, cook, garden, can vegetables, and making wine.
John is survived by his wife, Valerie; mother; three brothers, Aaron Randolph and his wife, Jean, of Marion, Tom Randolph of Marion, and Robert Randolph of North Liberty; four sisters, Mary Carter of Williamsburg, Phyllis Randolph of North Liberty, Julie Briggs and her husband, William, of Eldridge, and Suzanne Randolph of North Liberty; one sister-in-law, Lisa Randolph of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father; one brother Michael Randolph; one brother-in-law, Clifford Carter; and two nephews, Jason and Justin Randolph.
I was saddened to hear of John's passing. I worked with John for a decade or more at Muscatine General Hospital many years ago. John was held in very high regard as a valued, loyal colleague, and his programming skills were on a genius level. I have worked in healthcare IT for over 40 years, and I have never encountered a programmer who could come close to John's ability. Our department was keenly aware of John's ability and we were so thankful he spent as many years with us. He truly made a difference and that is not something that is said lightly. A brilliant mind.
As a trusted friend and colleague, John was exceptional there as well. A true fun-seeker. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. To Val and family, my deepest condolences. He was a gem among men.
I know the fish will be biting in heaven and Doc, Mike & you can give Jason and Justin some lessons. Love you brother.
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Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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