The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 12, 2013

Randall L. Dramis

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Randall Lee Dramis was born July 11, 1946 and died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Randy Dramis was a long time resident of Ashtabula, where he was born and raised, along with two younger brothers. He received his education from Kent State University, and worked for many years as Director of the Ashtabula Chapter of the American Red Cross. His dedication and contributions to the Chapter and to his community were exemplary.

Randy was a free spirit whose passion consisted on traveling throughout the U.S. and touring Switzerland by motorcycle. He made friends wherever he went and collected amusing stories that he loved to share with his friends at home. This love of adventure he instilled in his son, Forest. Together they shared many exciting adventures and spent time hiking and skiing in the West. After retiring from the Red Cross, he spent winters in Green Valley, Ariz.

One of Randy’s closest friend and companion was his beloved “Sophie” a marvelous dog that preceded him in death. Together they shared a connection that will endure beyond this life. In her company, he knew joy and happiness that was a unique gift. She occupied a special place in his heart and caused him to refer to himself as ‘the dog whisperer’.

He is survived by his son, Forest Dramis; his parents, George and Shirley Dramis; and his brothers, John and Jim Dramis.

Randy loved life, adventure and stories. He was generous with his friendship, and always there to help a friend in need. He left an imprint in all whose lives he touched in one way or another. He was well loved. He will not be forgotten.

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