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Ron Randall, known for "Rose Run" winners, dies

September 11, 2019

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Ohio horseman Ronald Randall, 76, died Sept. 7 at Akron Summa Hospital.

He was a retired chemistry teacher at Roosevelt High School and was a teacher at Roosevelt for more than 20 years. He was a graduate of Canfield High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Kent State University in chemistry. He earned his master’s degree at Youngstown State University in education.

He was a proud Standardbred owner and trainer for more than 20 years. He spent more than 50 years racing horses. He was well known throughout Ohio for his stakes winners with the “Rose Run” in their names, among them Ohio Sires Stakes champion Rose Run Hooligan.

He loved all high school sports, especially basketball, and was a former middle school basketball coach. He was also an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

He is survived by his daughters, Marnie (Kurt) Walcutt and Jayne; sons, David (Lori) and Gregory; sisters, Sue and Judy Cobb; brother, James; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Walcutt, Elaina Walcutt, Nick Walcutt, Alexandra and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Erma; and his wife of 25 years, Linda, who was also a teacher at Roosevelt for more than 20 years.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (Sept. 14) at 11 a.m. at Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. Brother Douglas Miner will conduct the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the following: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, 2237 Sonora Dr., Grove City, OH 43123, United States Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081, or New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at www.horseadoption.com.

Condolences may be sent to www.deansfuneralhome.com.

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