Clarence Randall, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
He was born May 20, 1926, in Dearborn, Mich.
Clarence was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. When he was 4 years old, his father brought home a piano for him. Music quickly became his “raison de vivre.” Clarence received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Detroit, a Master of Arts from Wayne State University, and a Librarian Degree from the University of Michigan. He retired from a career as an educator and a librarian. In 1981, Clarence moved to Port Charlotte, where he was active in several community organizations. He help found the Two Piano Group at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Fla., volunteered with Friends of Music, the Arts & Humanities Council, the Charlotte Symphony, President of the League of Women Voters, the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, the American Legion and the Punta Gorda Elks.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Katherine; daughters, Dancia Randall and Cathy (Mike) Crawford; stepdaughter, Carole Swayze; stepsons, Richard (Helen) Cassell and Carlos (Ann) Cassell; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; parents; and brothers.
The family will receive guests from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in their home at South Port Square. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Clarence’s name to the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.