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Gordon M. Randolph

Newbury Park, CA

Gordon Randolph Jr. passed away on Friday, September 22 at the age of 83. He lived in Thousand Oaks for over 50 years and recently was a resident at Mary Health of the Sick in Newbury Park.

Gordon was born in Tucson, Arizona on May 16, 1934 to Gordon Sr. and Dorothea Schniedewind Randolph. He lived there for a few years before his family moved to Southern California. While residing in Redlands, he became involved in the Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Sea Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout award.

In June, 1952, Gordon began to work for Standard Stations, Inc. and attended San Bernardino Valley College. In June, 1953, his parents moved to Santa Monica and Gordon began to attend Santa Monica City College. In January, 1955, he graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Gordon met his wife, Nancy, on a blind date in February, 1956. They were married on October 27, 1956 and were happily married for over 60 years. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary next month. During their marriage, Gordon and Nancy had four sons – Mark, Matt, Drew and David.

Gordon moved to Thousand Oaks in 1966 and opened a Chevron service station on Thousand Oaks Blvd in February, 1967. He continued to open additional stations, one on Moorpark Road, as well as on Hampshire Blvd. After selling the stations years later, Gordon went to work for the Janss Corporation as a Maintenance Supervisor, followed by California Lutheran University as its Director of Facilities. Gordon retired from CLU in May, 1997.

After Gordon and Nancy retired, they spent the next few years traveling to several foreign lands and enjoyed the friends they met along the way.

During Gordon’s life in the Conejo Valley, he was involved in many organizations, including Rotary International, Conejo Valley Days and Chamber of Commerce. In 1968, he joined the Thousand Oaks Rotary Club. In 1971, he became a charter member of the Westlake Rotary Club and received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award in 1973. Gordon became a founding member and President of the Conejo Valley Rotary Club in 1978. He remained an honorary member of Rotary with 20 years of perfect attendance.

In 1982, Gordon was named Grand Marshall of Conejo Valley Days and ran as “Rompin’ Randolph”. He thoroughly enjoyed that honor.

Gordon is survived by his wife Nancy, his son Mark and his wife Bobbie, his son Matt and his wife Joyce, his son Drew and his partner David, and David and his wife LeAnn, along with 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia Palivec, and 2 brothers, Dave Randolph and Jerome Randolph.

A mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Rd., Newbury Park. A “celebration of life” event will be held directly after the mass at the Best Western Plus Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. If attending, please wear colorful, casual clothing in celebration of Gordon’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association on Gordon’s behalf.

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