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July 29, 2008

Messages for Randy and his loved ones

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Leslee said...

Paul and I are deeply saddened at the passing of such a special man as Randy. We remember and have fond memories of the Clegg children and we both have specific memories. Paul always thought Randy was a warm and friendly person and he enjoyed kidding around with him in Scouts and at other activities. I remember Randy always having a smile for me when I would visit Janice and I particularly remember how he laughed at the fact that I loved the Incredible Hulk series on TV. I think he thought that was out of character for me to enjoy the same super hero he liked at the time. I remember Randy being kind to others in the church classes I taught and substituted in. Randy will be missed but anyone who ever knew him will remember his kind nature. We are thinking of all those who loved him. Love, Paul and Leslee

Tom and Nan said...

Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one. May the Comforter be ever at your side. We love the Clegg family and have many fond memories of you and your children. We extend our heartfelt sorrow and hope that you will know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tom and Nan

Anonymous said...

Our best to Randy's family.

Randy was a fun loving, rough house boy during his youth. In his youth he was a video game expert and knew more about computers than the nearby computer scientist. He liked to work with his hands and build things as a youngster. It showed through in his mature years. I hope his son Logan will catch the better part of his father and grow up to emulate all the good qualities that he will remember.

While we are sad, indeed, of his passing over to the other side, we know from studying the word of God as recorded in the Holy scriptures that we can meet him again in the hereafter. Knowledge of that helps to ease the present pain.

Blessings to both families.

Almon and Janis Clegg, Cumming, GA

Anonymous said...

I have fond memories of Randy as a child. I regret not knowing him better as an adult. I extend my sincerest condolences to Tisha, Logan, LaVar, Janice, Danny, Marlane, Nathan and all of the other family members of Randy and Tisha.

I appreciate this site and the opportunity to learn more about Randy. He will surely be missed.

May God's tender mercies be with Randy until we meet again.

Warm Regards,

Carl & DeLite Clegg & family
Netcong, NJ

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Randy well in high school -- he used to drive me to school in that van he had (the punkmobile!) before I got my permit, and over the years we often ate lunch together -- along with Joe Gillespie, Randi Wells, and Shannon Marsh. We all shared together a love of art, of fantasy fiction (we even played D&D together once, I am embarassed to admit). We shared a view from the fringe, and of course a love of music.

I remember the first time I went into a Tower Records, I think was in junior high school, and I saw Randy there -- I think this is how we first became friends. (And seeing him hanging out at Tower Records, in that junior high school kind of way, impressed me greatly at the time. As a portent of things to come, he said he was there record shopping with his brother Danny.) It was he who introduced me to the Dead Kennedys and Jello Biafra, to TSOL, to the Addicts, to Black Flag. (Although to be honest, ahem, I thought it was so much noise at the time... Took me years to understand it.)

I have thought of him, and our lunch time philosphizing, often over the years. Randy and I had not been close since high school, but for that inner part of me that does not age, I feel like Randy is still there. There he shall remain. He always knew the difference between something made true, and something that rang false -- and in my mind's eye, Randy shall always represent for me the true thing made.

It brings me joy to see the beautiful art objects he made. They show the quality of the mind and heart that made them. I can imagine the satisfaction it brought to him to make it -- that is, until he set out to make the next one. For an artist, that is all there ever is. I do wish I could have heard him play guitar. And I wish I could have seen him with his family.

My thoughts are with you, from afar. Wishing condolence, comfort and peace to Tisha and to Logan, to Mr and Mrs Clegg, to Marlene, Nathan and Danny.

Ada Shen

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to Janice and LeVar, Marlane, Danny, and Nathan. Please know I am with you all in spirit.

I was closer to Nathan and Marlane due to matching ages of my Laura and Carol, and Danny babysat for me. You know, I think Randy babysat one time for me! That memory just came back! :)

I have enjoyed getting to know him better through this website...Thanks, Danny!

Love, your forever friend, Corinne Griffiths

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to hear of Randy’s untimely passing. My memories of Randy see him full of energy, curiosity, and whit. He certainly stood out as someone who needed to know the “why” behind accepted behavior. I enjoyed his bright mind and independent thinking. The world needs more such people. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.
I think often of the Clegg family, and their profound impact they had on so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron Griffiths

Anonymous said...

We are all deeply saddened by the news of Randy passing. The entire Clegg family is in our thoughts and prayers.

When I think of Randy many thoughts come to mind. Heavy metal music, driving the blue van and being a 'cool dude'! I remember riding in the back of the blue Clegg van (before seat belts were the law) and having "Stand Up Contests" with Marlane and Nathan. We would see who could stand up in the van the longest without falling while Randy was driving. (now that I am a mom...what were we thinking????!!!) Anyway, Randy would drive with his 'cool tunes' playing and try to make us fall. Funny!

Thank you Danny for making this great website to learn more and share stories of Randy. He will be missed by all.

Carol Griffiths Ofenstein

Unknown said...

My most heartfelt condolences to LaVar, Janice, Danny, Marlane and Nathan. Although I’ve never met you Tisha and Logan, I knew Randy – and you must be special people. Since I heard the tragic news of Randy’s passing, memories have come flooding back – I’d like to share some of them with you.
Randy and I grew up in Scouting together, in fact he, Danny and I received our Eagle Scout Awards in the same Court of Honor. I was there at Mosquito Lakes during the fabled “fishing contest.” LaVar, our Scoutmaster extraordinare, had awakened early to fish. Randy joined him, and challenged his dad to a fishing contest to see who could catch more fish by dinnertime. I thought Randy was crazy to challenge his dad – every time LaVar casted he seemed to pull in a fish. By 9 am, Lavar had caught about 20 fish to Randy’s 10. Confidantly, LaVar decided to go on a hike with some of the boys, but I stayed behind with Randy. There Randy stood, undeterred, catching fish after fish. He’d say to me “make sure to keep count – I need a witness.” When his dad returned about 3 pm, Randy had caught about 50 fish. LaVar was amazed – I remember him RUNNING to camp to grab his fishing pole! They stood side by side for the next 3 hours, furiously casting and reeling in fish. As I remember, the final count by dinnertime was approximately Randy 72 fish, LaVar 63. Randy had a smile ear to ear for the rest of the trip, and LaVar commented various times what a good fisherman Randy had become.
Every week, I would attend Scouting meetings at the Clegg home. LaVar would teach us skills and help us complete requirements, and then we could jump on the trampoline. It wasn’t enough for Randy to just jump – he had to push himself to do back flips and other stunts. I remember the day he flew off the trampoline and broke his leg. His response “hey, if I don’t try it, how am I going to get better.” That was Randy.
When I started as a freshman at Esperanza High School, I was really nervous. As a sophomore, Randy made it a point to show me around and make sure I was comfortable. He instructed me “don’t go into the senior quad, ‘cause they’ll throw you in a trash can,” he helped me open my locker, showed me the different buildings and saved me a place at lunch. I always felt comfortable around Randy – he had a quiet compassion and looked out for other people. That was Randy.
Later in high school, Danny, Randy and I formed a band. We spent hours together practicing. I remember many philosophical discussions between Randy and Danny over the merits of playing TSOL and Dead Kennedys versus Flock of Seagulls and New Order. Frankly the discussions were over my head, but the “Pop Rock” genre finally prevailed and Randy humored us, although he would quietly joke that we were a “soft” band and should focus more on Punk Rock. I remember performing at Church outings in the mountains which were good experiences. Because of his discipline, Randy became a very accomplished guitarist – he would practice difficult riffs over and over again until he perfected them. That was Randy.
I always knew that when Randy talked to me about something, he had researched it extensively. He was very bright. I still have a book by Arnold Schwarzenegger on weightlifting that Randy gave me while we worked out in his garage. I used the techniques he taught me for years. That was Randy.
I am so grateful to have known Randy during my formative years. I will always remember him. The Clegg family has been such a positive impact in my life.

All my love and admiration,
Johnny Dalton

Unknown said...

This is what I posted into my journal this evening:

Today I found out that Randy Clegg passed away. This is very sad news. My greatest condolences to the whole family.

Earlier today Johnny Dalton and I were talking about some of our memories of Randy. I remember Randy as a very friendly soul. He seemed to have so much intelligence to me. There is a cartoon that my kids watch called Dexter’s Laboratory. The main character is an 8 year old boy genius named Dexter. It happens to be that his sister is a very typical pre-teen, goofy blonde who he lovingly tolerates. I was kind of like that sister; very typical and not nearly as deep as Randy, who resembles the genius Dexter to me. At a young age I could discern that Randy had depth, but it didn’t mean that I too shared that depth. Still, in spite of our vast differences, Randy was so lovingly patient with me, and anyone else that I could see for that matter. It didn’t mean that he wasn’t without his frustrations (having depth and intelligence definitely carries with it a significant burden) it’s just that he bore those frustrations very well outwardly.

Speaking of Randy’s depth, I’ll never forget a certain experience in seminary. The teacher was addressing the subject of obtaining blessings from God. The point was being made that when we serve others we obtain blessings. Randy raised his hand and said; “Isn’t that a contradiction? We are selfless in serving others so that we can selfishly seek blessings?” None of the rest of the students were even remotely capable of coming up with such an incisive thought or conclusion. I always saw this as an indication of his razor sharp intellect. (Again, I didn’t HAVE such intelligence, but I could somehow discern it.)

I haven’t seen Randy for many years, but I can remember his sweet and kind heart so well. I wish I had more stories to recall, but specific experiences aren’t nearly as clear to my mind as who he was. He was friendly to everyone and among other things enjoyed weightlifting and Dungeons and Dragons. He was a nice guy and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

Anonymous said...

I was very saddened to hear about Randy. I will always remember our fun trips to California and the fun times with your family.
My family understands much of the way you must feel at this time since it was a similar situation with my dear sister, Shauna.
I know that they are in a good place and at peace.
God Bless You

Kim Clegg Summers

Anonymous said...

I thank all of you for your comments. One thing for which Janice and I are thankful is that we got to visit with Randy just two weeks prior to his passing. We took our vacation to his place in Colville, Washington and had a very nice visit with him, Tisha, and Logan (age 12). We enjoyed seeing their new residence, complete with Randy's workshop. There was no way to suspect that it would be the last time we saw him. We miss you, Randy.

LaVar Clegg

TammyM said...

My heart goes out to Randy's loved ones. I am sad to hear of Randy's passing, but also smiling as I recall happy memories of times with the Clegg family.

I remember the Clegg family as generous and gracious hosts, even when, as children, we were not always on our best behavior.

Randy always got stuck playing Clue and other ridiculous games (most made up with "flexible" rules) with "us girls" (my sisters and me) when we visited the Clegg home near Rochester, New York. Though it was many (more than 30) years ago, I remember that he always seemed to be thinking and feeling deeply, and was very clever. I am smiling now as I recall a particular memory that concerns discipline and pants.

My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you.

Love to you,
Tammera Metcalf Murillo

Anonymous said...

Wow ... I am moved by the wonderful memories shared here of a dear friend. Randy's adventures with Joe Gillespie and David D'Amioc still are bright in my memory. I remember their endless antics and my hopeless attempts to get them to focus on whatever was at hand that simply escalated their fun! I have thought of Randy often over the years since high school with fondness.

I remember Randy's smile, artistic abilities, and enthusiasm for a challenge most. I still have a portrait he drew of me back then. It is one of my most cherished possessions. I am grateful for the amazing artistic gift that he shared with me way back when.

Anyone remember his comic collection? I don't know if he kept it over the years, but it was a most prized possession way back. NO ONE touched them without Randy's quick intervention to protect the pages. He he.

Tisha, Logan, we have not met, yet my heartfelt love and concern goes out to you at this most difficult of times. I am so sorry for your loss.

LaVarr, Janice, Danny, Marlane, and Nathan, my heart goes out to you. May the wonderful memories of Randy soon bring you all the comfort you so richly deserve now. And, to all of Randy's family and friends ... God be with you.

Anonymous said...

My family and I are deeply saddened to hear of Randy's passing on. Our memories of him always bring smiles and we all remember our time with him and the rest of Clegg clan with special fondness. My "mother's heart" aches for your loss of his presence here. May you and his family be blessed with peace and comfort that he is in a better place. Kathy Kinman and girls

Anonymous said...

My condolences go out to the entire Clegg family. Randy was a few years older than I was however I do remember his welcoming personality when we moved to Yorba Linda. While I got to know the Clegg family, the protective influence of a brother watching over his sister (Marlane) was always felt. I could always tell that he loved his family.

One never knows why things happen the way they do but knowing that an Eternal Father loves all of us individually and that his Son gave his life for all of us gives us hope. I pray that the Holy Ghost will whisper comfort to you during this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clegg family.

Mike Furniss and Family

beanpole said...

Janice and LeVar,

Kathy and I appreciated your informing us about the website dedicated to Randy. He was obviously a creative and talented young man. What struck us both, from comments from his friends, was how compassionate, fun, and loyal he was. Working with you for so many years, LeVar, and knowing Janice, I can't help but see where Randy received these qualities. We wish that we had met him.

Julie Olix-Hay said...

Wow I can't believe such a thing could happen. You are such a wonderful family. I have great memories of all of you. My heart goes out to you.


Unknown said...

Dear Clegg family,

I visited Randy's blog again today as I have a number of times over the past 2 months. Looking at the pictures provides such great memories for me of your family. I'm grateful for our association during pivotal times in my life.

My love to all of you,

John Dalton

Anonymous said...

Brother and Sister Clegg, Danny, Marlane and Nathan,

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Randy. Much like Johnny and Dennis have written, I too have fond memories of the time spent with your family and Randy at the Scout meetings, Scouting trips and mutual.
As we grew older and entered high school I always viewed Randy as kind and compassionate guy, you could tell he had a deep caring soul. It made those awkward and difficult transition years easier to see kind and understanding faces, like Randy’s, at school.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as my gratitude to your entire family being an important and fond part of my life.

Rick Schmitz

Anonymous said...

To the Clegg family I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss. I remember growing up and spending time at the Clegg's house, and every time I saw Randy he was always so nice and friendly towards me. I have such fond memories of the entire family and their warmth they showed me for so many years of my life.

The work he did was so beautiful, it is a testimony to the eye for detail and beauty that he must have had.

Although I lost touch with the family years ago, I will always remember all the special times we had and I know that so many people were touched by Randy.

Thank you Danny for such a moving website and for letting all of us leave tributes to someone who is so deserving of praise. My you find comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many lives.

Love, patti lambert

Anonymous said...

This is Joe Gillaspy, Randy was my best friend, I was just recently told of my dearest friend's passing, I am devistated to find this shocking news. As kids we delivered newspapers together, we played D&D, and shared our love of comic book collecting. Anyone that knew us, knew that we were the best of friends. I am so thankful for this website it will help me in my process of healing Thank You!! At this time I am at a loss for words for such a wonerful man's life, I know that I love Randy more than I can say. My wife Erin and I will be getting some pics to post here, to share with everyone who knew and loved him. I will be here often. My deepest simpathies to everyone and especially LaVar and Janice, love you. Joe and Erin Gillaspie

Anonymous said...

We go through life meeting people and making friends. In this life I have lived, Randy was my best childhood friend. We did everything together almost every day. He introduced me to comic books, rubber band guns, and showed me just how awesome using your imagination can be. I regret that we let our friendship dwindle and that I haven't spoken with him in many years. I will never forget our times together and will cherish them always.

Anonymous said...

As I sit here in my little apartment in Honolulu, I always think of my friend Randy. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. My memories of the time I spent with him and the memories we shared are a constant inspiration to me, to be the best I can be; as he would have done. I always wonder what Randy would be like now. I wonder what it would be like to see him, now, today. I know god has a plan for us all, and everything happens for a reason. I have not been able to speak of him for quite a while. He had such an impact on my life- his essence etched into my mind; I know I will see him again one day. My thoughts often turn to Lavar, Janice, Dan, Marlane, Nathan, Tisha, and Logan.I often question my faith. I often ponder, why? I don't think in my lifetime I will ever truly find that answer. But that is alright. I am over it. I love you randy. I will never forget you. You will always live on. The stories of our adventures(with Joe, and Scott) will be passed down to the generations as they have with my children who KNOW who "uncle Randy" is.
Godspeed "punk monkey"
David D'Amico

Chris Blackburn said...

I knew Randy when he was about 8, in the Cleggs as kids photo, via my friendship with Danny. I was shocked to hear about his passing. I haven't really seen the Cleggs through the years other than Danny. In my mind Danny's brothers and sister are all still little like in the photo. Was nice to see how they have grown up. And of the memories of Randy.
Two memories from way back then come to mind. I met Danny through his offer at lunch time of who would like to own some rats as pets. I took 2. Shortly thereafter, I was given 2 white mice from church which I couldn't keep along with my new rats. Randy bought the mice from me. I was happy they had a new good home.

The other memory of Randy is when my family and the Cleggs went to a church function I think or something. There was a song played at the event "The Battle of New Orleans" which Randy really liked a lot. He was so happy and amazed when my mom told him she had a record with that song on it. "In 1814 we took a little trip, Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp." My mom loaned the record to Randy, who played it a bunch of times at their house. I recall listening to it with them.

Was sad to hear he is gone. My prayers are with the Cleggs.