Randy I. Wiscott 1968-2021
NEW MIDDLETOWN — Randy Ian Wiscott, 53, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, peacefully at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family who admired his strength and courage during his two-year battle with cancer.
Randy was born Jan. 23, 1968, in Youngstown, a son of Peter Anthony Wiscott and Caroline Keenan Wiscott.
Randy was a graduate of Struthers High School Class of 1986 and attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked at Astro Shapes, Inc. in Struthers as a paint line supervisor for over 30 years.
Randy was very artistic and loved all types of music. He was most inspired by 80s rock music, which led to teaching himself how to play the guitar. He wrote and recorded numerous songs and was a key member of two local rock bands in the 90s and early 2000s. He was best known as “Randall J” to all of his close friends and fans.
Randy was also an avid collector. He was very proud of his extensive collections of pins and shot glasses from Hard Rock Cafe locations all over the world.
He was a lifetime Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees fan. He and his wife, Sandy, loved bowling and bowled in a mixed league at Holiday Bowl for many years. Randy also enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on camping trips to the mountains, and relaxing by the fire with his family.
In addition to his mother, Caroline Wiscott of Struthers, Randy is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Sandra “Sandy” Lee Heathcock, whom he married Aug. 4, 2001; five daughters, Kayla L. Wiscott of Struthers, Hailey M. Wiscott, Kacie L. Wiscott, Addison J. Wiscott and Sophia M. Wiscott, all of New Middletown; a brother, Richard (Michael Yelic) Wiscott of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Laurie (Jon) Gerdy of Bristol and Tricia (Frank) Gentile of Palm Bay, Fla.; his in-laws, Gerald E. and Ursula Heathcock of Youngstown; sisters-in-law, Christina Heathcock of Aliso Viejo, Calif. and Jamie (Darrell) Baskin of Howland; brother-in-law, Gerald Heathcock Jr. of Cleveland; grandmother, Jean Keenan of High Wycombe, England; an uncle, Robert (Kitty) Wiscott of Mineral Ridge; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Peter A. Wiscott Jr; his grandparents, Peter A. Wiscott Sr., Mary and Glenn Daniels, and Angus “Charlie” Keenan; and an uncle, Richard Wiscott.
Per Randy’s wishes, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at The Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave. Boardman, OH 44512. All are welcome to attend and share their favorite memories of Randy.
Randy was a devoted son, husband, father and brother. He chose to see the good in everyone. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, to whom he dedicated his life to and was a friend to all.
Randy’s family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at UH Seidman Cancer Center, as well as Hospice of the Valley, for their amazing care and compassion throughout his illness.
The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512, in memory of Randy.
Arrangements are being handled by Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street, Poland. Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences to Randy’s family.