Randall Humphries

  • Born: January 13, 1948
  • Died: January 17, 2020
  • Location: Andover, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family

ANDOVER - Randall Ray Humphries (Randy) passed away Friday January 17th, just 4 days after his 72nd birthday, from complications from a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family: his wife, Cathy, his four children and his sister Madge. Born in Knoxville Tennessee, he spent much of his childhood in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area of California and graduated from Nevada Union High school in 1966. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) on an athletic and academic scholarship, and was a 3 year starting quarterback for the California Golden Bears football team. He met his future wife Cathy (Cleave) at Cal. They married in 1971 and moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and settled on Mercer Island just outside of Seattle where they raised their four children.

Most of his career was in commercial real estate and office leasing. His favorite pastime was raising his family and supporting their involvements in sports, theatre, and school. He expanded his 'sports fan' interests to crew, water polo and especially swimming for his children. He drove them to countless rehearsals, morning practices and competitions. When the children were young he was Junior and Senior Warden and on the vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal church on Mercer Island and actively involved in supporting their spiritual life and their involvement in that community.

Becoming a grandparent in 2013 took on a very special meaning for Randy. So upon retiring in 2017, Randy and Cathy decided to join their daughter Jane and her family in a move across country to Andover Massachusetts to continue their close relationship with her two little sons. It was a big step to leave Seattle after 45 years but also a gift that brought much happiness, joy and good times with their grandsons.

Randy is survived by his wife Cathy of Andover MA, daughter Rebecca of Port Orchard WA, son Daniel currently living in Amsterdam, daughter Jane Cardoso (Rick) of Andover MA, and daughter Eleanore (Brian Wisniewski) of Monterey CA. And his world revolved around his 4 grandsons: Eric and Will Cardoso (6 and 4) and Kit and Cal Wisniewski (2 and 5 months). He is also survived by his two sisters Madge Bares and Gail Matulovich and their families as well as numerous cousins.

A small private family service was held at Christ Church in Andover. The family is thankful for the loving support they have received from the staff at Christ Church. In lieu of flowers we request any donations in honor of Randy be made to Christ Church Children's Center, 33 Central St, Andover MA 01810.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so heartbroken to hear about your family's loss and happy to know he was surrounded by his family that was clearly so important to him n the last moments of his life. Randy had a huge impact on my childhood and I have so many memories. Humphries' Hurricanes is still one of the most important childhood activities I participated in and think the fun and lessons I learned from your dad played a large part in the person I am today (in addition to the re-kindled love I found on the soccer field about eight years ago and the lessons I bring to my students in my elementary school each day). He was a wonderful teacher to a young me and I'm grateful for the kindness and leadership he consistently showed to me in our formative years. I loved reading that he loved being a grandpa so much and so very overjoyed to know that he got to see two of his daughters be moms. Sending our condolences. xoxo

Posted by Jessica Conte - SEATTLE, WA - Friend   March 01, 2020

I first met Randy when we were in a musical at 7 Hills School; I was in 6th and he in 8th grade. We got to know each other well in High School and his first year at Cal. What warms my heart is that he and Cathy had a long and happy family life. He was one special and unforgettable guy!

Posted by Barbara Butenschoen Hodge - Grass Valley, CA - friend   February 07, 2020

Randy was a lifelong friend and high school classmate at Nevada Union. I treasured his friendship; and value my memories of his kindness, smile, great athleticism, and intelligence. With great sorrow for your loss.

Posted by Carol Leidy - Applegate, CA - Friend   February 04, 2020

I was a classmate of Randy and am so sorry for the family's loss and for the loss to our great Class of '66, NUHS. RIP, dear classmate!

Posted by Debby (Davis) Fields - Grass Valley, CA - Classmate   February 04, 2020

Sorry for the loss of Randy.... Always enjoyed Randy in school... We played together his junior year and my senior year. Was a well liked person...

Posted by Don Tremewan - Round Rock, TX - Classmate   February 03, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Always a big smile and positive attitude in high school. A great teammate and classmate.

Posted by Terry Mayfield - Winnemucca, NV   February 03, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss, Randy was one of the best athletes to graduate from Nevada Union , I am five years younger [class of 71] but remember him watching him play at Nevada Union and at Cal.

Posted by Dan Williams - Grass Valley, Ca, CA - Friend   February 03, 2020

Sorry for you loss, lived on willow Valley rd,

Posted by melinda brown - Auburn, CA - Neighbor   February 03, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I was a classmate at Nevada Union 1966.

Posted by Stephanie Crawford - Grenola, KS - Classmate   January 30, 2020


Thanking GOD for You, your life, your family, and for these words that assure me that you know JESUS too. See you again when GOD WILLS!
2Tim 1:12

Posted by John A Ballou - Julian, CA - Classmate   January 30, 2020

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