Randy was born in Dallas, Texas on October 13, 1945. Randy received his B.S. degree at Tulane University. He was actively involved in golf and tennis, was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, and Panhellenic editor of the campus newspaper. He received his M.S degree at North Texas State University where he worked on his post-doctorate. While in school, he met and married Sherry Lynn English on December 21, 1976. The couple then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Randy was on a two year Fellowship and taught on a part time basis at Temple University. He concluded work on his doctorate in the mid-1970's at Indiana University's Medical School where he was hired as a Microbiologist, specializing in social diseases. He had two children, Stacie and Matthew. He loved playing tennis, golf, and of course, hockey. Hockey was such a passion that he founded B.U.N.S on Ice hockey in the early 1990s. As Randy used to wholeheartedly say as a motto in which to live life: "Play Games!"