Randolph F. “Randy” Borden

November 21, 1950 ‒ July 20, 2017

Pataskala, Ohio

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.

  • So sorry to hear the news . Remember all the Sunday afternoon football games in
    my backyard – always called Randy ,what fun.

    Jack

  • Many condolences to the family and friends of Randy. He was a unique soul. A kind, funny, smart man. I worked with Randy for many years and he was as reliable as they come, and good spirited. He will be sorely missed.

  • Randy was a very special member of our team. He was always ready to help with any task and always did it with a smile. I know he will be truly missed. I always did that people like Randy do not come along very often. We hope he will be in a better place taking care of anything that needs to be fixed.

  • What a great guy. We saw him recently at one of our monthly Class of 68 dinners. I didn’t know he had been ill. Great memories of Boy Scouts, high school, church, football at Jack Groseclose’s, and many other fond recollections. Will be missed greatly. My condolences to Diana, Lynn, and the rest of his family.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Randy. I was saddened to hear of his passing. While Randy and I had an excellent business relationship, he very quickly became a good friend. Randy was well organized (a little too organized), but I could count on him for whatever I needed to be accomplished. My thoughts are with you during this time of bereavement.

  • Condolences to Randy’s Family and Friends.
    Met Randy through the SCUBA Club, a very fun Loving
    and genuine Guy! He will be Greatly missed by many.
    God Bless!

  • I graduated from high school with Randy. He was a really nice guy. My prayers go to all of his loved ones.

  • MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I REMEMBER RANDY FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

  • Im so sorry to hear of Randys passing my heart is broken . Sending prayers to Vicki and family. I will miss seeing him at the auctions. I was blessed to have met him . Rest in peace my dear friend

  • I am so sorry to hear about Randy. He was such a pleasure to work with and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I was shocked to hear the news of Randy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I was truly blessed to call Randy a friend for many years. He will definitely be missed.

  • So sorry to hear about Randy he was such a nice guy and co-worker who would do anything for you. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  • Our Sympathy and Prayers for the family. I remember Randy and their family as they grew up in Center Village. Love to all.

    Connie Hackworth Kuntzman

  • Our Sympathy and Prayers for the family. I remember Randy and his family as they grew up in Center Village. Love to all.

    Connie Hackworth Kuntzman

  • Dick and I are sorry about of Randy. We had so much on your bus with Gene Piper. We talk or laugh on things to short ride. Seeing everyone ( like family) made happy like your chutch. Love to you and family

  • So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He will be missed by many, I am sure of that. Prayers for the family from the Rumery kids George, Kathy and Ronnie

  • Diana and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Will be thinking of you in these days ahead and send our love. Randy has our admiration for his decisions in life and all he has done. Aunt Lola and all the Davis kids.

  • So very sorry to learn about Randy. It sounds as if he led a very exciting and busy life, filled with loving and fun people. Randy was a high school classmate of mine. We shared several classes and I remember well his friendly nature and how he always looked for the fun in everything. My condolences to his loved ones.

  • Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great man. Would do anything for anybody. I remember when you and Randy would take my daughter roller skating, one of her favorite things to do. You guys helped me out more than you know after my divorce. I remember when you stopped by when we were having the basement work done. Almost like he wanted to see what was going on and that it was being done properly. “Mr Fix-Up”. I remember all the times during the horse shows that you talked about everything he did for you guys. And, the times he would stop in at work to harass me like messing my hair up and always brought you flowers. My kids and I will miss him. He was one of a kind. When I would hear you talk about him I would always see the admiration and love that you have for him. And when I would see you two together I would also see the admiration, love and respect that he had for you. You two were made for each other. I could go on forever about that man. I will love him and you forever. You are always in my thoughts.

  • My condolences to Randy’s family. I had work with him for many years. He was a good friend and coworker. He will be deeply missed.

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