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Randall Lee McConocha

FORT WORTH–Randall Lee McConocha passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 61.
Memorial service: To be announced at a later date.
Memorials: The family is requesting donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Don’t Forget to Feed Me.org.
Randall was born March 2, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Paul and Barbara McConocha. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Journalism and Marketing. He began his career as an on-air radio personality in 1978 at WIOT in Toledo, Ohio. Randall continued at QFM96 in Columbus, WDIZ and WLOQ in Orlando and Smooth Jazz 103.5. He served as Board of Director for the Arthritis Foundation and he also volunteered for Wayside Waifs and United Way Radio Telethon. His personal interests included music, photography and traveling. He was loved, admired, respected by many, and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife, Susan Ouellette McConocha; sister, Paula McConocha; brother, Kent McConocha and wife, Bobbi; sister-in-law, Jane Dobbins; brother-in-law, Michael Dobbins; nieces, Kaitlin McConocha and Emily McConocha; nephew, Adam McConocha; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. susan dubois :

    Susan – all I can say is my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…while I have been missing you, my friend, at work – so much – I feel bad that I could not have been with you during this difficult time.
    If you need anything, please let me know…. I cannot express enough how my heart aches for you at this time…I wish I could be there for you…
    Call me anytime…I hope we can connect soon….take care….Susan

  2. I had the privilege of knowing Randy since the mid 80’s. He was always a gentleman, a thinker, a caring man. I always enjoyed his company. He was funny as hell. I will hold him in my heart.
    Bob

  3. michael langer :

    So shocked and saddened by this loss. This man made me laugh as much as anybody i’ve ever known, and while i haven’t been in touch in years, his friendship back then is something i will always treasure. Hugs to Susan, and wishes for peace and comfort in this horrible time…

    God speed Randy..

  4. Buck McWilliams :

    Susan, I’m heartbroken as are all his friends and yours, that this is the end of the back album side. It was my great privilege to work with Randy, to know him and then you two as a couple, where you seemed to go together like salt and pepper. Any conversation, any visit was one I left with a big smile. That smile is upside down now, but for the moment. Because the memories I am left with are among the best one could ever have. And his friendship the best without question. God bless and rest in peace my good friend.

  5. Nancy Fisher Crum :

    I’ve known Susan since we were both 14 years old and I’ve known Randy since shortly after they met. I have so many fond and fun memories of him. We always shared a love of music. So glad I got to see him last week. My sympathy to you Sue, my dearest of girlfriends, and to Randy’s family.
    Much love,
    Nancy

  6. Randy hired me in Toledo. Gave me my first full time ‘break’ in radio. I moved into the same crappy apartment complex that he lived in on the OH/MI border! I really respected and enjoyed him. So sorry Susan.
    Roz

  7. Michael A. Dobbins :

    My first memory of Randy was his on-air persona “Lee Randall”. The year was 1974 and we were both freshmen at Bowling Green. It was Thanksgiving break and I was waiting for my ride home in my dorm room. I had the stereo on and I remember listening to “Lee” play the first Aerosmith song (Dream On) that I had heard. I became a fan of Aerosmith and “Lee” in that moment etched in my memory. Little did I know that “Lee” would become my brother-in-law in the future.

    I have many, many, many happy memories of Randy. Jane and I would frequently make the drive from Indiana to Columbus, Orlando and Kansas City to stay with Randy and Susan. These visits were always special to us because we of the close bonds we shared.

    In no particular order, specific memories immediately flood into my mind. Beer pong! Rodent (Gophers? Moles?) removal at their house in Columbus. Playing “Boys of Summer” at full blast with the top down in my Alfa Romeo. Frank helping himself to the food left on the table when we left their house. Beach vacations and the infamous hurricane when we were in Ocean Isle. Convalescing and support at the McConocha house after a kidney donation to my father.
    Randy and I are related by marriage; however, we are brothers by choice.

    I truly believe that God has a plan for all of us. God’s plan for Randy has been fulfilled. My sincere condolences, prayers and support go to Randy’s siblings and to my beautiful sister-in-law Susan.

    Dream On brother Randy; Dream On!

  8. Valerie Washeck :

    To the McConocha family,
    I knew Randy when we were in college at BGSU. We worked at the campus AM radio station together and were friendly, especially since we grew up in neighboring communities while in high school. Randy was one of the kindest people I knew while in college. He was also a lot of fun. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. I hope that you have many fond memories to give you comfort. Sincerest condolences! Valerie Washeck, BGSU class of 1979

  9. Susan Hansbarger :

    Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was much too young. I’ve always had a soft spot for him in my heart; His humor, smile, and energy entertained so many. My heart is aching for you right now. Please keep the happy memories close to your heart. Prayers are with you.

  10. Toni Dobbins :

    I remember going to school in Columbus and being able to tell all my friends that the infamous “Lee Randall” was actually kind of, sort of related to me; albeit by marriage. The kind of things important to 20 year olds. I also remember that Randy was also very kind to me whenever we were together. Bicycling around Bald Head Island and during the infamous hurricane in Ocean Isle. Playing the music for us at the beach house because who else should do it? Driving the golf cart to and from the recycling center. Playing games in the afternoon because it was too hot to be outside. He always made you feel very welcome. Well now he is doing all of those activities for the others that have gone before us.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Susan and to Randy’s family. It is never easy and we are never ready. Take comfort in friends and family at this time and remember that Randy still lives on in your memories. He has signed off of the air for the last time but only until we meet again.

  11. Laura Noggle Andrews :

    Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Randy and I have been friends since Jr High school as I’m sure you know. I always thought he was so lucky to have found such a kind, sweet, loving girl as you. I hope that we can stay in touch. I will miss him terribly. He was always such a good friend.

  12. Great guy. A real pleasure to know and work with at WDIZ, Orlando. I was very sorry to hear the news and for your loss.

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