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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Mann ‘Bill’ Randolph III, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Bill was born at Fort Riley, Kansas, to Col. Thomas and Augusta Randolph of Charlottesville, Va.
He was a 1956 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1961.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Teresa; children, Helen Randolph (Carl Canavan) of Arlington, Va., Elizabeth Randolph of Yorktown, Va., Carolina Randolph Steup (Matthias Steup) of Longmont, Colo., and Thomas Randolph (Susan Randolph) of Reading, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
A decorated officer in the U.S. Army, Bill served for 22 years. His military service took he and his family to many locations in the United States and Europe. In 1973, he was posted to Fort Monroe, Va., where he retired in 1978. Remaining in the area, Bill was a volunteer for USA Swimming for over 30 years. He was a former member and usher at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va. Recently, he attended and served as head usher at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Va., where his warm smile will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the church parish hall. Burial, with full military honors, will be held Wednesday, April 12, at Monticello, outside of Charlottesville, Va.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.