Randolph F. “Randy” Borden
November 21, 1950 ‒ July 20, 2017
Randolph F. “Randy” Borden, age 66, of Pataskala died early Thursday morning, July 20, 2017 at his home after a short, but courageous battle with Glioblastoma.
He was born on November 21, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late E.C. “Seth” and Carrie (Zimmerman) Borden.
Randy was a 1968 graduate of Big Walnut High School and obtained his bachelors of science from Bowling Green University. He worked as a warehouse manager for Produce-One in Gahanna and was a member of the Harlem Road Church.
On February 15, 2017, he married Vicki Milliron. Their marriage culminated 27 years together as partners and best friends.
Randy’s true passion was scuba diving. His most memorable trips included Honduras, the Virgin Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. He was also the Vice President of the TA Dive Club. His Dad taught him to shoot when young, shooting skeet with friends in the club was a favorite thing to do. His absence will be missed.
He loved mowing as well. In fact, he had three mowers and ran a side business for mowing. He took pride in and was always working around the farm, keeping things in order.
Randy also helped Vicki and her rider’s club. Whether it was building judges booths or arenas he was always there when something needed done.
As a younger man, he earned his pilot’s license and would take “jumpers” up for parachuting trips. He also used to enjoy hunting as well, participating in many fox drives with the Johnstown Sportsman’s Club.
Randy will be remembered as a pragmatic and an investigative man…always wanted to know how things worked. Vicki described him as “awesome” in a way that just typing the word doesn’t do it justice. Diana said, he was “always helpful to others…would give you the shirt off his back”.
He will be missed by his wife Vicki; his brother Lynn of Galena; sister Diana Robertson and her husband Steve of Westerville; nephew Matt Robertson; niece Amy (Billy) Finn; and
sister-in-law Fritzi Milliron of California.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Pam Borden.
A Celebration of Randy’s life will take place on Thursday, August 10 at 2:00 PM at the Harlem Road Church, 5520 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. Calling hours will begin one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Randy’s name to the church. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Randy’s family.