Surrounded by his family, Howard Randolph French passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home in Reston, VA. Randy was born to the late Dorothy Nicholson and Howard Tichnor French, on July 17, 1944 in Louisville, KY. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1962 and Carnegie Mellon University in 1966 with a degree in engineering. After a long and successful career in the printing industry, he retired and joined Keller Williams Realty in Mclean, VA. Randy was a lifelong swimmer and golfer, passionate cook, lover of good wine, true friend, and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to mentor and serve others, coaching little league sports for 16 years, managing the PAX Catholic Community’s soup kitchen initiative for four years, serving as Vice President of the River Bend Club (2008-2010), and sitting on the Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams (2012-2016). He is survived by his wife, Mafalda Marrocco; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew French and Sophie Namy; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and David Siegel; son, John French; granddaughter, Georgina Siegel; sister and brother-in-law, Julianne and Dan Ash; and many nieces, nephews, dear friends, and colleagues. Services will be held on Thursday, September 7 at 11 am at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Randy French's name to: Pax Christi International Fund for Peace, 415 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, paxchristifund.org.
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