Randy Endelman In Memoriam 3/11/13 03/11/13 11:38:59 AM
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C. Randy Endelman
Mar 28, 1946 - Feb 23, 2013
Local Attorney Had Big Impact
Randy Endelman will be remembered for more than his successful career as an Omaha attorney.
He died suddenly on February 23, and remembrances poured in from all over the country from his friends new and old.
“Randy was a wonderful, kind, and caring person. Even as a teenager at Central High, he was always so spiritually connected to others, a friend to everyone, and he
continued this way throughout his life,” Bonnie Cosentino of Omaha wrote online.
That theme is repeated over and over in the online tributes to Randy’s kindness and caring attitude.
Marc Kaplan of El Mirage, Ariz., said, “If anyone wanted to grow up having a great friend with a great family it was with Randy, Bob and Lois Endelman.”
Bob and Lois, Randy’s parents, survive him, along with his wife, Penny, his children Jamie (Troy Meyerson) and Tony, and grandchildren Ainsley, Aiden and Audrey Meyerson. He also is survived by his sister Sue (Paul Blackman) and brother Mike (Krista) and brother-in-law Jim Krasne.
After many years in trust management at Wells Fargo Bank and Great Western Bank, Randy became vice president and trust manager at Mutual of Omaha Bank in 2011.
“He was one of my favorite colleagues ... he was smart, funny, kind, and a very trusted colleague and advisor,” Michelle Mahoney wrote. “The world needs more men like Randy Endelman, that is for sure.”
“He was a wonderful person to work with and was a kind-hearted individual,” Barbara Rodgers wrote.
Mutual of Omaha co-worker Larry Deaver summed up his thoughts with humor, “I loved nothing more than to walk into his office and call him Chuck [his first name was Charles]. He would roll his eyes. ... Randy was a tremendous resource for all of us, and a fun guy to work with. His friendship will be greatly missed.”
Randy’s longtime friend and fellow attorney, John Brownrigg, gave the eulogy at the memorial service held at Temple Israel on February 26.
He recalled seeing Randy’s family at a swim club during his boyhood, then working with Randy’s mother during the summer after his high school graduation. When Brownrigg joined the Army Reserves, he was in the same one that Randy had joined, and the lifelong friendship began.
“Beginning in 1971, I shared two years in law school with Randy at Creighton, and he, Bill Ginsburg and I were a pretty fair team in thenthree-man basketball competition in the school.
“I began to have regular lunches with Randy … and he was the only person I ever regularly shared lunch with.” In fact, he had lunch with Randy days before his sudden death.
The friends attended College World Series, hockey and other games over the years, and when they both married, the couples became a frequent foursome at day trips and “bar association functions.”
Brownrigg said, “Randy was a true friend, a very gentle and caring man.” He said he rarely wanted to talk about himself, preferring to talk about you. “He really cared.”
He closed his remarks by saying, “All of us are indebted to God for the gift of Randy Endelman, and it is only natural that we give thanks for that gift. I think it’s also fitting that we give thanks for all the gifts that made him such a beautiful character, a great soul, because the fact of the matter is that Randy Endelman didn’t just happen by accident.
“For myself, I say to Randy: ‘Thank you for allowing me to be your friend. Your beauty of character has become a part of my soul, and I pray I will reflect that character in my own life. I will never forget you.’”
A lot of people will not soon forget Randy Endelman, a man who made quite an impression.
– By Lorraine Boyd, The Daily Record