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Jack RandallI have known Jack since I began playing in the Westchester Platform Tennis League about 15 years ago.  About 10 years ago Jack approached me to help him contact all the league captains, twice a year I would print out mailing tables for him so he wouldn't have to hand write all the envelopes.  Soon the fax machine replaced mailing and Jack was quick to adopt the new technology. 

In 1999 I proposed to Jack that we could stop all the personal correspondence and put the league online.  I purchased the domain paddlepro.com and put together a simple site for the players to view their schedules and results, paddlepro.com was a big hit in New York. The Westchester Platform Tennis League and paddlepro.com grew at a terrific pace over the following years. 

Jack and I have worked closely over the last 4 years running the WPTL together, I admire Jack for never being afraid to try something new. Westchester Platform Tennis players may remember him when they take the court on Tuesday nights - The rest of the country's platform tennis players can thank Jack for encouraging paddlepro.com to grow.

  - Bob Considine
founder - paddlepro.com
 
Jack Randall's wake will be this Thursday night 10/23 at Fred H. McGrath and Sons Funeral home in Bronxville located on the corner of Cedar Street and Kraft Avenue.
The wake hours will be 3p-5p and 7p-9p.

The Memorial Service will be held this Saturday 10/25 at The Reformed Church of Bronxville at 4pm. The Reformed Church is located at the corner of Ponfield Road and Midland.

Gannett Journal News/Review Press Reporter
October 20th 2003

Jack P. Randall, a long time Bronxville resident died on Sunday October 19th at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan after a brief battle with Leukemia. He was 77 years old.

Mr. Randall was born on March 1st, 1926 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania to Paul and Lillian Randall. He grew up in Malverne, NY (Long Island) and attended Malverne High School. In his senior year he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the off-season, he attended the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn. He took a brief hiatus from his baseball career and studies to join the Air Force during WWII where he ended up running the athletic programs for the base in Puerto Rico. After the war, Mr. Randall returned to his art studies and ended up playing minor league baseball for eight years with the Dodgers and ultimately finished his career in Triple A ball with the St. Louis Cardinals.

After baseball, Mr. Randall returned to New York and began his business career with Cooper Studios as a commercial artist representative. He went on to start his own commercial studio as an artist/agent and with the demise of the commercial art industry, eventually partnered with a friend to channel his creative talents into new product development as a consultant. His love of athletics remained a constant in his life and he ended his career as a recreation specialist for the Town of Greenburgh, NY.

Mr. Randall was one of the first 100 accredited Professionals in the growing game of Platform Tennis. While at Greenburgh, he founded the Westchester Platform Tennis League, which is still thriving today. He also conducted his own baseball camp during the summers, which was based at Rumbrook Park in Greenburgh. Mr. Randall also conducted baseball clinics throughout Westchester County.

Mr. Randall was very active in the Bronxville community supervising parent/child instructional clinics and teaching cartooning in the after-school program at the Bronxville School. He was also President of the Parkway Road Community Association for many years.

Mr. Randall is survived by his wife, Mary Randall, his daughter Jill R. Shaw, his son Jack R. Randall and five grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Grace, Connor and Michael, all of Bronxville. Mr. Randall is also survived by his brother, Daniel Randall of Lancaster, PA. An older brother, Neal Randall died earlier.

A wake will be held at Fred H. McGrath Funeral Home at 20 Cedar Street in Bronxville on Thursday October 23rd from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 25th at 4pm at The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Pondfield Road.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Bronxville School on behalf of Mr. Randall designated for the Elementary Enrichment Program.


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