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Randolf "Randy" Thomas Ross

October 16, 1963 — April 28, 2019

Randolf "Randy" Thomas Ross was called home on April 28th, 2019 at the age of 55 after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by family and many loved ones in his final days. He was born in San Jose, California on October 16th, 1963 to loving parents Thomas Rudolf Ross and Mary Evelyn (Engel) Ross. Randy was the oldest of five children and the only son.

In his senior year of high school the family moved from San Jose to Sacramento, where he graduated from Foothill High School in 1981. Randy would continue his education focusing on all areas of construction and home improvement, moving back to San Jose to work for a large electrical company. It wasn't long before his strong work ethic, skills, knowledge, and boundless energy would lead him to set out on his own path and do what truly made him happy – being a business owner.

Randy moved back to the Sacramento area and over the years he has owned many businesses - most of them in the home services area – home improvements / repairs / construction /plumbing / electrical / raingutter / handyman / etc. He also owned a sports bar called "Referees" for many years. It is during this time that he met the love of his life, Connie and her adorable son, Joshua. He fell in love with both of them and they quickly became a family.

Several years later, in 2001 they added son Riley to make the family complete…and eventually the two made it "official" and got married in 2005 – though they had considered themselves husband and wife right from the beginning. After Riley was born, Randy sold the bar in order to have more time for his family. He went back into both the rain gutter and handyman business and made many wonderful business contacts with a lot of return residential and business clients, home owners associations and property management companies that kept him very busy. In the last couple years, Randy helped Connie to start her own business – a furniture and home décor store. When he wasn't busy with his own business, he was at her store putting together or refinishing furniture, helping customers or finding ways to improve the building. He was always such a hard worker and rarely slowed down, but the times he did take time off of work, he focused on his passion for travel – especially to tropical destinations. Randy took his family on many, many trips to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean, making for some amazing memories.

Randy was not only a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a very loving and loyal brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Anyone who knew Randy would say he was one of the most upstanding, honest, kind-hearted, smart, hard-working and generous people they knew. He was like this his entire life. He could fix anything…and was always helping others. He was a give-the-shirt-off-his-back type of man who made friends everywhere he went. He was also a huge animal lover and you could often find him rescuing all sorts of animals. His ever faithful dog, Cooper misses him immensely, as does everyone else whose life he has touched.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Rudolf Ross, Mary Evelyn Ross and his dearest uncle, David Edward Ross.

He is survived by his wife, Connie (Traxler) Ross, sons Joshua Means (and his wife Sara), and Riley Ross and "chosen" daughter Noelle "Chrissy" Rasmussen (and her husband Trey) of Fairbanks, AK, grandsons Harley and Reylan, granddaughter Avelyn and two more grandbabies due in July and December. Sisters Janet Ross (Terry Gonzalez) of Pico Rivera, CA, Kimberly (John) Reilly of Sacramento, CA, Brandalin (Craig) Barnes of Pocatello, ID and Heather Ross of Oakland, CA., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Randy's life will be held June 9th, 2019 in Lodi, CA. For more information, you can contact Connie Ross at

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