On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Randall Izikewicz, of Chatham, devoted husband and father passed away at the age of 71.
Randy was born on December 28, 1947 in Manchester, Conn. To parents Walter and Anna (Banavige) Izikewicz. He was a Master Mechanic and 35 year retiree of the IBEW Local 42. He married the love of his life, partner in crime and best friend Judi on September 7, 1991. She was by his side every minute during his fight with Pancreatic Cancer. Together they took on the world; from Cape Cod, to swimming with sharks in Bora Bora, there was no adventure too small or too large for them to tackle together. They loved sitting on their porch in Maine and watching the world go by, cruising all around the world, saving dolphins on the beaches of the Cape and spending time with their family and friends.
Randy was the type of person who would drop anything he was doing to help a friend, family member or complete stranger. It was his heart of gold that attracted so many people to want to be near him. Within minutes of meeting him, you knew you wanted to have this special person in your life forever! He spent his entire life fixing anything broken that he came across, be it cars, appliances or Amtrak Trains. If he couldn’t find something he needed he would just invent it. He was a fisherman, hunter, avid collector, car enthusiast, talented artist, lifetime member of the Elks and an animal lover.
Although he battled Pancreatic Cancer with the fortitude that baffled the medical community, it did eventually get the best of him. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Walter, his mother, Anna and his brother, Walter Jr. His is survived by his devoted wife Judi, his kids Heather and her husband John, Dawn and her partner Greg, Randy, Kimberley and her husband Dave, Josh and his wife Cheri and Steve and his wife Celeste. He will also be greatly missed and never forgotten by his grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Alec, Joey, Jacob, Quintin, Evan, Blake and Sophia and his faithful dog Cooper.
Donations can be made in his name to the Cape Cod VNA Hospice, www.capecodhealth.org/ways-to-give/
A celebration of his life will be held in the beginning of May.