Life Story for Randall E. Kefauver
RANDALL E. KEFAUVER, 74 years of Whiteford, MD, died on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. Married on June 27, 1964 to Patricia A. (Ford) Kefauver, they had shared 53 years of marriage.
Born on March 27, 1943 in York, PA, he was a son of the late Walter D. and Thelma O. (Enfield) Kefauver and a 1961 graduate of North Harford High School in Pylesville, MD. Randy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from August 1966 to August 1968 followed immediately with the U. S. Army Reserve until January 1972.
Randy was known to be able to do just about everything. He worked in several jobs requiring many different skills beginning as an electrician’s helper from September 1961 – February 1963 followed by working with Kurtz Fuller Appliance of White Hall, MD where he serviced commercial freezers. In 1970 he was with the Interpace Corp. In February 1972, Randy went to work for the Maryland Army National Guard first as a guided missile mechanic equipment repairman until July of 1974 followed with working at the Armory in Havre de Grace as a heavy motor vehicle equipment mechanic until his retirement in March of 2003.
In April of 2003, Randy began working with Harkins Funeral Home and quickly became the “go to person” for many responsibilities in building maintenance, caring for the vehicles, to working in the personal care division of the funeral home. He had worked for 15 years with Harkins at the time of his passing.
Randy was a member of Slate Ridge Presbyterian Church where he had continued to worship since 1964. In his dedication, he had served as an ordained elder, a longtime member of the choir, on the board of trustees and was the church liaison for the local Boy Scout/Cub Scout Pack. He was an avid Oriole and Raven fan and followed NASCAR enjoying trips to Dover Downs for numerous years.
Randy loved the beach, spending his summers there with his wife, Pat, and his family. He quickly became the person his beach neighbors could always count on for any tool or assistance they may have needed. Family was most important to Randy, and his family commented they were blessed with the most loving and caring husband, father and grandfather as well as brother, cousin and uncle.
He is also lovingly remembered by:
Kelly A. May and her husband, Charlie of Bel Air, MD
R. Scott Kefauver and his wife, Missy of Delta, PA
Ashlyn B. Kefauver, Charlie N. May, Mason S. Kefauver, Emily A. May and Spencer O. May
Ronald D. Kefauver and his wife, Sandra of Clarksburg, WV
Darlene Alleger and her husband, Jim of Downingtown, PA
Betty McLaughlin, Doris Kefauver and Florence Ford
Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his brother, Barry L. Kefauver and his wife, Nancy
Visitations will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Slate Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1630 Chestnut Street, Cardiff, MD 21160 where the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday. His pastor, Reverend Ken Osborne will officiate with interment in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, PA.
Military honors will be presented at graveside.
In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate memorial contributions to his church at the above address.