John Randolph "Randy" Haring
(March 16, 1944 - March 8, 2014)
Randy Haring departed this life on March 8, 2014, just eight days short of his 70th birthday, after a brief but fierce battle with lung cancer. The entire family is grateful for the gift of having these past few months in which to cherish, comfort and minister to our husband and father.
John Randolph Haring was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 16, 1944, the only child of Charles Joseph and Viola Marie (nee Yocum) Haring. The family moved to Sewickley, Pennsylvania and then to Bethesda, Maryland where Randy graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1963.
Randy’s military service spanned over 4 years. He served with the U.S. Army 101st Air Cavalry out of Fort Hood, Texas and saw active combat in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He received his honorable discharge in November 1969.
He worked in public utilities all his life until he joined Atlantic Technical Sales in Chantilly, Virginia. He effectively retired in 2007 when his health began to fail.
He lived in Leesburg in the 1970’s and returned to Leesburg with his family in 1990. He came to enjoy spending his weekends in downtown Leesburg, befriending many of the longtime King Street merchants and vendors.
Randy’s early love of hunting and fishing was quickly overcome by his love of nature. He also enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a big fan of Jacques Cousteau, Julia Child, Justin Wilson and Jim Crockett, as well as all things Mustang and early Corvette. But at heart, he was an amateur photographer. With his first digital camera, he found his joy, and leaves behind a wonderful collection in which his cats, squirrels and a certain placid dog may be somewhat overrepresented.
Mourning Randy’s passing are his wife of 42 years, Maggie (nee McDonald); their sons Chuck and Ed, daughter Stephanie (George Beasley), all of Leesburg; his son Sean (Jo) of Parma, Ohio; grandchildren Braeden, Maddie, Daniel, Rileigh and Preston, and many cherished friends, especially Don, Gerit, Eric and Chris.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the Colonial Funeral Home on Saturday, March 15, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. where a memorial service will immediately follow starting at 11:00 a.m.