Randall
Randall C. Rotolante 1954-2009 Please join us in celebrating the life of Randy Rotolante who passed away April 11, 2009 at his home in Redondo Beach. Randy was born in Torrance, CA, September 6, 1954. He graduated from North High in 1972, attended El Camino College and Arizona State University. He was an accomplished athlete and participated in football, baseball and wrestling at North High and received a full ride scholarship to ASU in wrestling. He spent 34 proud years employed with McCarthy Construction. His proudest achievement however, were his children who are Rachel (38), Nathan (29), Maraia (16), Tiana (4). He is also survived by his wife, Bernie; mother and father Marian and John Rotolante, his sister Lori Bissell and his grandchildren; Johnathan (3) and Jillian (1). Please join us (Aloha attire welcomed) for services at Rice Mortuary at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26th followed by a reception at Redondo Beach Masonic Lodge 116 Ruby Street, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the "Randy Rotolante Childrens Fund. Donations can be made at any Chase Bank location.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of Randall’s passing. My prayers are with the family. I went to school with Randall.

  2. Randy is a joyful presence in so many of my high school memories. I would like to send my love and prayers to Bernie and their children; to Lori; and to John and Marian. My sincere condolences, Jackie Pitts

  3. I am from North High class of ’73. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Randy. He was so much of our high school experience. I have been going through my annuals and read a message from Randy in my ’71 year book. He signed it “The Rodent, #10”. I saw the Rotolante 2008 Christmas Newsletter online. Randy and your family all look so happy. Words cannot express. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely,

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was an icon at North High School. The family will be in my prayers as you grieve.

  5. I was fortunate enough to have spent the first two years of my High School days as a young Friend of Randy Rotolante. He was an inspiration to me and made me a better high school athelete. A confidence always surrounded Randy and it was infectious. I am saddened by his loss. My Prayers and Thoughts are with Randy’s wife, children, and the Rotolante Family. Rest in Peace Randy!

  6. Very saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. From one year ahead of Randy at North, I remember him so fondly as an inspiring teammate and friend. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.

  7. I have such fond memories of your family and the love that you all showed for each other. I know that Randy will be missed as much as he was loved. Best Linda

  8. I want you to know I miss you very much daddy. The only peace is knowing that you are no longer in pain. You will always be in my heart and you will always be my hero. I love you daddy. Rest in Peace, Rachel xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo To Bernie and my sisters and gma and gpa you will all be in my thoughts and prayers I love you.

  9. I went to north high with Randy and graduated in 1972 with him. But before that I was in the YMCA with him i guess about 1965-66 we use to meet at yukon school and have are basketball game on saturdays.I remember Mr. Rotolante car a 64 olds cutless wagon vista and taking to the basketball games in it Randy was a good basketball player. Also one winter the YMCA took use all to round meadows for a snow camp. Mr Rotolante Drove me there with Randy and others.

  10. My heart goes out to you Marian & John & family. They say the hardest thing to bear is just what you are going thru now. We will be out of town on the 26th so cannot attend. You are in our prayers. Please call when you feel like it. 310 326 6872 Joann

  11. Randy was a gentle giant that will never be forgotten. He lives on in the hearts of so many of us. Randy will truly be missed! God bless Bernie and the entire Rotolante family.

  12. Bernie Rachel, Nathen, Maraia, and Tiana i have no words that could possably console you. However you need to know, Randy was a good friend to myself and my wife Lorelei. Randy is now with God, and out of pain. We will miss him, and my family has, and will continue to pray for all the family Randy left behind. God Bless all of you. Brian & Lorelei German

  13. Rotolante’s & Friends, Randy was a Class Act. I was fortunate enough to have worked with him on a few projects. He was a great friend and mentor to me. His wit & humor made the times together memorable. He always looked out for “his guys”. May God bless him and his family.

  14. I will miss Randy even though I have had not much contact with him the last few years. We worked together from 1988 to 1992 and shared alot of great moments together. I last saw him at our St Johns project in Santa Monica a few months ago and we talked a little about old times and then I heard the news. Just floored me. My condolences go out to his whole family. Sorry we lost someone special.

  15. Gosh, I can’t believe that he is gone. He was a good brother inlaw, the best ever. what I’ll remember mostly about him was his joke’s and how big of a heart he had. A touch of aloha I call it. I’ll surely miss him. Love U Randy

  16. Randy was a great friend and he will be missed. We had many good times together. His family is in our prayers. God Bless

  17. I’ve known Randy for 21 years at McCarthy. Randy was the biggest character I ever knew. He had many stories and funny sayings from past jobs, some of which I still repeat today! At the same time, Randy could flat “get it done” like nobody else when it came to placing concrete…and he could barbeque some great Tri-tip as well! I always enjoyed working with Randy. We were on several very successful Projects together and Randy was a big part of our success. Bernie, I wish you and the kids the best going forward. I know Randy is watching us all now. While I’m sure he is touched by all of the well wishes, I bet he’d have a few “sayings” for this instance, just like any other. I already miss Randy, but I’ll never forget him! Max Burcham

  18. Bernie, Maraia and little Tiana… I am so sorry we were out of town on Sunday to attend Randy’s memorial. Our hearts and prayers were there with you. May each passing day bring you comfort in knowing that Randy is free from pain and smiling down on his girls. Let us know if we can do anything, even if it’s just to lend a shoulder or an ear. All our love and deepest sympathies…

  19. Bernie and family, I was fortunate to meet most of you down in Soledad 15 years ago. We had a great time down there and I too have fond memories of bar-b-ques at the Rotolante’s house. Maraia was just a little thing running around the house and keeping you all on your toes. Randy was a great guy. And boy did he love his family. I wish all of you the best and wish I could have been there to celebrate his life aloha style! Cheers!

  20. Dear Rotolante Family, The news of Randy’s demise has had me in total disbelief and very hard to acknowledge. We shared many memories through our high school years at North High and beyond, memories that will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to Randy’s beautiful family. You are all blessed just by having Randy in your lives. May God continue to bless all of you. Respectfully, Maria Cimarusti (Malone)

  21. Dear Rotolante Family, I’m very saddened to hear of Randy’s passing.I went to Grade School and High School with Randy, He was always a great Guy.Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.

  22. I just found out about Randy. I was a vendor for McCarthy and worked with Randy on many jobs. He was so great to be around and I enjoyed getting to know him over those years. My family’s thoughts are with you.

  23. My buddy , my partner , my pal , my buck -o- dad always said this to me when I was a boy. Now I say it to my son. Your legacy will always live on as long as I’m breathing. Believe me buddy your grandchildren know who randy Rotolante is. I miss you buddy . Thank you for everything you have thought me to be a man , husband , and a father. I am so proud to be your only son . You will always be with us in our hearts.

  24. I don’t know what to say. we were friends, buddies, pals. we lived just a few houses apart on Kornblum. We grew up playing in the streets, I remember the summer before my 8th grade year. Randy, and others allowed me to hang out with them wjile they went to High School and lifted weights. We played Football (touch of course) and I came home one day with a concussion. Great memories. You were truly loved and now you will be truly missed. I know I will see you again.

  25. I don’t know what to say. we were friends, buddies, pals. we lived just a few houses apart on Kornblum. We grew up playing in the streets, I remember the summer before my 8th grade year. Randy, and others allowed me to hang out with them wjile they went to High School and lifted weights. We played Football (touch of course) and I came home one day with a concussion. Great memories. You were truly loved and now you will be truly missed. I know I will see you again.

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