Randall James ‘Randy’ Black Jr.
ESCANABA — Randall James “Randy” Black Jr., 91, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017. Randy was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Marquette, Mich., the son of Randall and Mae (Simar) Black. Loving husband of 71 years to Margaret (Dionne) and loving father to Margaret (Walter) Aho, Rosanne Cole, Laura (Paul) Knuckman , and Paulette (Gary) Grisso. Further survived by nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Randy always had a love for the water and as a young man worked as a wheelsman on the ore boats on the Great Lakes.
He was a prison guard for 10 years. Randy retired after 25 years working for the LS & I railroad first as a brakeman, conductor, engineer, and finally yardmaster on the very ore docks he began at as a young man. Randy will be sorely missed by friends and family.
According to Randy’s wishes, no visitation or funeral services will be held.
The Skradski Family Funeral homes of Gladstone are assisting the Black family. Please visit skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the family.