Randy Tucker

Randy Tucker

Wednesday, December 5th, 1956 Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Randy Dale Tucker

Randy Dale Tucker was born in Illinois to Frank Tucker and Joanne Mear on December 5th, 1956. Randy came to California at 13. When he was 17, he met Deborah, who he married in February of 1978. He was hard working, with mid-west perseverance, as evidenced by getting his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from California State University Northridge 13 years and two children after he began. Long before the degree his leadership was recognized first at Hughes & Philips connected with Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and later at Dataproducts where he promoted to senior management. Randy proudly innovated in the then emerging field of personal computing and in 1994 he founded CADTech, a computer consultancy which he would soon rename to TeamAutomation. He successfully led his company for the rest of his life.

Randy’s proudest stories began in 1984, and again in 1987 with the birth of his sons, Christopher and Jonathan. A drummer and a pianist, Randy and Debi insisted that Chris and Jon be well immersed in music. Today, both are accomplished musicians in their free time, and are emerging authorities in their professional fields. Randy was vocal of his pride in his sons’ achievements. Jon and his wife Gina bore Randy two grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle. Randy’s face beamed pure joy whenever they were near.

A model of character and light to the world for 62 years, a husband for 41, a father for 34, and a grandfather for 4, Randy was suddenly called from us on March 2nd, 2019. Family and friends are invited to celebrate mass in Randy’s honor at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Simi Valley on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at noon. Randy will be interred surrounded by family in San Diego.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home
    2636 Sycamore dr.
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    Thursday, March 7th, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    St Rose of Lima Church
    1305 Royal Ave.
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    Friday, March 8th, 2019
  • Interment

    Dearborn Memorial Park
    14361 Tierra Bonita Rd
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Dave Howe

Had the joy of knowing Randy, Debi and his sons Chris and Jon through Boy Scouts in Troop 605. Their family touched my life and I pray for comfort for each of them. - Dave Howe
Comment | Posted at 11:04am via Condolence

Corttney L. Marshall

I have came back to this screen many times. Trying to find the words...My deepest condolences to the tucker family , to his wife Debbie whom he spoke of often, to his sons and his grandsons, and his brothers and sister. He loved you all so very much. His face lit up whenever he spoke of his family. Last Friday he said he would see us on Monday. The world is not the same without you Randy. He was always so happy and positive. He always found solutions in the midst of chaos. He was so helpful and knowledgeable in the office and such an awesome coworker. He always had a smile on his face. He spoke about an upcoming trip in the RV as well as past trips. In the midst of this tragedy I learned that my mom has been friends with his little sister for over 30 years. Such a small world. They went to the same high school. He always went out of his way to make sure things were going the way they were supposed to. Words cannot express my condolences. Randy you are such a wonderful soul. May you rest in peace. You will always be remembered. Say Hi to my grandma for me and let her know that I love her. Until we meet again my friend.
Comment | Posted at 05:51pm via Condolence

Johnny Thomas

My Prayers and God's strength to Deborah and all of the Family and close Friends. For the brief time I knew Randy, he engraved himself in my persona. I will never forget the evening I kept him from his wonderful wife for an evening of margaritas at Los Toros Mexican Cantina. It was there we learned of each others love of music and Family. Rest easy old boy...see you again soon. Tell God we're forming a band when I get there. Keep Him and the Angel's laughing till I join You...One Love Brother...One Love...Johnny Thomas
Comment | Posted at 02:45pm via Condolence

Dan Roth

Sincere condolences to the Tucker family from the ProTechnology team in Simi Valley. Randy has been working with ProTechnology for almost 20 years to first implement GoldMine then RedHorse. I had developed a personal as well as a professional relationship with Randy over the years. We had lunch together a number of times and he has been at our office frequently and we have had many web sessions. Randy was so great to work with - always ready to jump in and help with whatever needed to be done.

We are thinking about the family and praying for you in this time of sorrow.

Dan Roth and the ProTechnology team
Comment | Posted at 12:05pm via Condolence

Dave Petonic

One night in 1994, I'm writing software when my business line lights up at 11pm. It's a FoxPro developer writing a data transfer program. A fellow coder working long into the night? I like this guy! I send him a copy of my GoldBox data transfer program and he promises to purchase a licensed version in the morning. And that's how I met Randy Tucker.

Randy had a palpable energy radiating outward to everyone he encountered. I felt better whenever we met in person or spoke on the phone. Every time. He exuded optimism, creativity, tenacity - and always with a smile in his eyes. One cannot recall Randy Tucker without seeing that positive cheer on his face and within his demeanor. It was permanently etched into his soul.

Randy became a value-added reseller (VAR) for my product. One year, I'm standing behind a vendor table for GoldMine CRM's annual VAR conference. There are 3 lines of people waiting to speak with me. I'm doing my best with the sales pitch and technical questions but it was overwhelming me.

Off to the side is Randy. He'd been quietly watching the situation and finally decided he'd had enough: "Folks? If you would listen up for a minute? You're all going to want this software. I'm a VAR, I install GoldBox for every client and it's a godsend. Just take my word for it." They did, and I sold 80 copies at that conference, due largely to Randy's endorsement. He didn't have to do that. Many of these VARs were his competitors! Yet, that was Randy. If he trusted you and believed in you, others would hear about it. I'm amazed when I reflect upon how selfless Randy was. We need so much more of that.

I'm very saddened at Randy's passing - for his wonderful family and his many friends across the world. He'll live on in the hearts of all whom he touched. Every time I think of him - always with an accompanying smile - I'll always appreciate how lucky I am to have known this remarkable man.
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