Chris Abraham

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Randolph Page Harrison

SELINSGROVE - Randolph Page Harrison, a young man in the prime of his life as far as he was concerned, died suddenly at the age of 75 of acute respiratory failure at Evangelical Community Hospital in the presence of his loving family. It was a shocking death as no one was expecting it. He was in the hospital for about two weeks before his death, continuing to get better every day, with a few downfalls every once in a while.

He was a very loving person who is survived by his wife, Carol, two daughters, Amanda and her husband, Roberto, and Jennifer and her husband, Darryll, and one son, Mark; by his four grandchildren, Jetta, Devondra, Cheyenne and Darryll John Handy; and by his siblings, Ruth, Shirley and Ben.

Randolph was the son of Randolph Page Harrison and Ruth Wright. He was born April 21, 1933, in Richmond, Va., and was raised in Charlottesville and Waynesboro, Va. He graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1951. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Tech.

He was a professor of biology at Susquehanna University from 1963 until 1993, and he was much loved by generations of students over the decades.

He was a Fulbright scholar in Liberia, West Africa, in 1984. In 2005 and 2006, he lived in Tanzania, East Africa, with his wife, elder granddaughter and son and touched the lives of many people through his kindness and love.

Over his 15 years of retirement, he dedicated himself to the service of his fellow human beings, working with Love In the Name of Christ, Prison Visitation Services and the Pennsylvania National Alliance for Mental Illness and was an active member of Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove.

In addition to his service work with charity organizations, Randolph actively took care of the ever-increasing number of old folks in his large circle of friends and built quite a following of ladies rich in years who thought he was really quite fabulous.

A public viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selingrove. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Marthasue D. Moll officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Love INC, Prison Visitation Services, the Pennsylvania National Alliance for Mental Illness, Habitat for Humanity, the Heifer Project, Sharon Lutheran Church or Susquehanna University.

He was a very caring, loving person who will never be forgotten by people he touched. He influenced the lives of many and helped out all the time. He will always be our guardian angel.…dyharrison


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