Randall T. Paules, 29

Randall T. Paules, 29, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2011 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of Christine M. (Oleksa) Eshelman, wife of Vincent R. II., and Thomas F. Paules, husband of Melanie. Randy was recently engaged to Trischia L. Singer.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Randy graduated from Hempfield High School in 2000 and Arizona State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice and Philosophy. He also graduated from Penn State University with an Associate’s Degree in Nanotechnology.

Randy was a volleyball player throughout his life, playing on the Hempfield Varsity team, ASU Club Team, and Damon’s Club team. He coached the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team at Conestoga Valley High School and established the Girls Conestoga Valley High School Crush Club team.

Randy was a math teaching assistant at Conestoga Valley High School and a server at the Log Cabin Restaurant.

He was a Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

Surviving in addition to his fiancé and parents, is a sister, Janelle C. Paules, of Lancaster, half-sister, Hallie Paules, of Gilbertsville, step-sister, Jessica Heil, wife of Tom, two nephews, Milo and Alexander, a niece, Olivia, paternal grandmother, Virginia Gambler, and step-grandparents, Neil and Barbara Kurz. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Margaret and John Oleksa and a paternal grandfather, Gerald Paules.

A visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6-9pm and again from 10-11:30am on Saturday at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pk. Lititz, PA 17543.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Funeral Service to Honor Randy’s Life on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:30am with the Rev. Msgr Richard A. Youtz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Randy’s memory may be made to CV Girls Volleyball Booster Club, made payable to CVSD Attn: Business Office 2110 Horseshoe Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 OR Hempfield Volleyball Booster Club; Attn: Athletic Director Hempfield High School; 200 Stanley Ave; Landisville, PA 17538. To send the family an online condolence please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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I am so sorry for your loss.  Randy was a super sweet person from High school and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melissa Cook

Dear cousin Tom and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers today, as we cannot fathom the pain of losing a child. Although we never knew Randy, from his obituary and the other online condolences it is obvious that he was well loved. Even though it has been over 40 years since we have been together, please know that we still care and wish you healing from this tragedy.

With deepest condolences,
Linda Paules Caillavet and husband John
Beaumont, Texas

Valarie and I were sorry to hear about your loss. We were in shock of Randy’s passing.  take of your selves and  your in our thoughts. God Bless.
Valarie, Paul, Tommy,Brandon and Emily

Hi I meet Randy years ago through is sister Jan. Bowling against them for some 15 years. What I have come to know is Randy was always a stand up guy. I am very sorry for your loss and my family and I will be thinking of you guys.

Mike Slaugh

I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve had many great times with him going all the back to jv volleyball. We spent many nights sitting at damons and playing trivia. Randy was one of those guys that would give you the shirt off his back and not ask any questions about it. The hempfield volleyball lost a amazing man this week. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. I will miss Randy.

I was recently helping out at the Log Cabin before their opening and that is when I met Randy. After their opening I went there for dinner with friends and Randy was part of makeing our evening special. Although I just recently met Randy, it was obvious he was a great and careing guy. We are saddened to hear of the loss of Randy, he will be greatly missed.
Sincere Condolences to his fiancee, his family, his co-workers and the people whose lives he touched.

Tom Frick
Wolf Furniture

Chris and family, my heart just breaks for you.  I am so very, very sad and so sorry for your loss and your pain.  Trischia, as a young woman, I too lost my fiance.  He was training a 2 year old colt, got bucked off, landed on his head, broke his neck and died.  I understand the depth and the unspeakable agony of your grief and that of the parents. There is no easy way for you to get through this. Only time can help.  Now 29 years later I love my life, although I still miss Brian.  It gets better…but it takes a long time. Hang in there sweet Trischia.

With love, wishing you all to find peace.
Judi and Stan McGee,
M-1 Gettysburg

Vince and family. My deepest sympathies go out to you. Cherish all the memories of Randy and hold them close in your heart for you will see him again one day.
Take care and God Bless.
Kim Chaney(LLIU13)

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all during this difficult time.  
Jolene and Kyle Hake

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Paules Family and also the Singer Family. As well as the many others in his Life that will surely miss Him. I did not know him, but I am friends with his Father, as well as his Uncle, Gerry Paules. If he was anything like them, he must have been a very nice young man.

I can not begin to IMAGINE! The sorrow! GOD SPEED I hope that your FAITH and the LOVE of others OUTPOURING of LOVE HELPS you to get over this tough time. TILL YOU MEET in the next AFTER LIFE.COMFORT in knowing that.

Chris, Vince, Tricia & Tom,

We just wanted to express our sincere thoughts and prayers to your family at this time of great pain. Randy was such a light in the lives of those he knew and will shine forever in the heavens above. We hope that time and many happy memories of Randy will help you through this difficult time in life.  May he rest in peace and may memories be a great source of smiles.

Skip & Pam Walters

To Jan and Family,
I have been friends with Jan since we were 16 years old and was lucky enough to have known Randy through his sister. Randy and I would always see each other at the gym. in between working out we would talk about how busy our lives were and trying to find time to hang out with one another. He was a great guy, always had a smile on his face and I am going to miss him!
Jeremy Sawdey

Chris and Family,
I am so very saddened about Randy’s death, not only for the resurfacing grief in my heart for the tragic death of my son but knowing how hard it will be for you…..healing will come in time.
Thank you for sharing Randy with me during his 4 years at Arizona State University and including me in his graduation celebration. Besides all the moving in and out of dorms and apartments I have 2 memories that really stand out for me; the first was when he walked off the plane in AZ juggling a volleyball (I now know about his love of the game but at the time it sure seemed strange!) and the other memory was when I stood in for you at the ER and hospital waiting room when he had his emergency appendectomy (and finding a stuffed animal cat that looked like his so it could be waiting for him when he returned from the OR).
I will miss Randy.
God bless you.
Cousin Shirley in Arizona

I have only met Randy through cleaning the lab at Illuminex. I was deeply sadden when I heard about Randy’s passing. When I first met Randy at the lab I had called his house to tell him their was a leak in the wall and the floor was flooding with water. He immediately came to the lab and took care of the problem. I saw him a couple of times after that and I joked with him about understanding nano science. I thought he was a very nice and goodlooking young man. Today I cleaned at the lab and was very upset when I approached his desk. My thoughts and prayer’s are with the family and fiance at this time.

I was not a friend of your sons.  I did not know him in person, however, I knew of him, and had heard many great things about him from a mutual friend.  I am greatly saddened by your loss, and I hope that somehow God brings both comfort and some sense of why this has happened to all those whom he loved, and all those who loved him.  Nothing that I can say can ever change what has happened, or make things easier… however I do know that unfortunately our greatest ally in life when events like this happen is Time.  We just have to let it run it’s course, and realize that Time will heal all wounds, but not all scars.  All-though Randy is lost, he will never be forgotten.

Dickie R. Beebe

Dear Chris, Vince, and Family,

We were so sad to hear of Randy’s passing.  We will treasure the memories of knowing him during his 4 years of college in Arizona.  He was such a bright, funny, and caring person.  We send our love and prayers to you; we are so very sorry.  We will miss him.

Tara, Darcy, and Kids

Chris and Vinny;
Having three daughters…I can’t imagine…My heart aches for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Flanagan
(Carlos & Charlies)

Chris and Vinnie,

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Stephanie Young Rudy
(Corestates Bank)

Dear Chris, Vince and Janelle,

I just heard of Randy’s passing.  You are in my heart and prayers.  I know there is nothing I can say to ease the pain of the loss of your child and brother. Know I send love to each of you and know Randy is in the peaceful arms of our savior.

I met Randy through his fiancee Trish.  And although we didn’t spend a lot of time together, we were friends and when we did spend time, he was always fun to be around.  He was upbeat, easy going and overall a great guy.

He always had a smile and a joke, and every time he looked at Trish you could tell how deeply in love with her he was.

He will be sorely missed.

If there is anything that either Sherry or myself can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Our families prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of need.

Safe journeys Randy, peace be with you forever.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand

Dear Trischia and family:
I know this pain you are all feeling all too well.  It’s at best, unbearable.  Having lost most of my family, I can tell you the best advice I can give is to simply do your best to take care of yourself during this time.  You will be no good to anyone, including yourself if you don’t.  I pray that in time you are able to find peace in hearts and that the memories of the good times outweigh the tragic memory of his loss. 

Stephen P. Stone

We are so sorry for the loss of a great person, coach and friend.  Randy was a great influence on our girls lives, Linde & Tianna Crills.  His encouragement to them on the volleyball court was awesome. Linde was a senior at the highschool last year and co-captain of the team.  She also helped Randy coach his club team, which Tianna was a part of. He certainly brought out the best in the players and made them a better team.  He truly will be missed! We are praying for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit to be experienced in your lives. We are grieving with Trish and the whole family. 
Dave & Sadie Crills, Linde & Tianna

Dear Cristine and (cousin)Vinny. 
Joyce and were greatly saddened to learn of the terrible accident that took Randy’s life.  He was a great young man and one that will be greatly missed by the Lancaster community.

We were really happen to learn that he had continued his interest in volleyball.  I remember him fondly during the four years that I had to the opportunity to coach him at Hempfield.

Our thoughts and prayers will be you both in the coming days.

Love to all,
Lee W. (and Joyce) Addie

We are so sorry for your loss and cannot begin to understand why. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you all.

Randy, Linda and Jessica Marchuck

Sorry about Randy we are all feeling the loss he was an amazing man with lot of energy and optimistic personality and glow about him that every body felt when ever he walked in to a room. I’m sorry for all our loss. My heart goes out to all of you, my condolences, and sorry I’m not there because I’m in Egypt now

Take care

Dear Vincent and Christine,
     Although I didn’t know Randy, I can clearly see that he was an energetic and likeable young man.  I express my deepest sympathy for your loss and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.  As your neighbor, please know that I offer my assistance and support to you in this time of grief.
Lee Ober  

Chris & family,
Words just aren’t not enough to express the deep sympathy I would like to express. I haven’t seen Randy in years; in this photo he looks like your dad. Take comfort in knowing that your parents are at heaven’s gate welcoming him in. Stay strong.
With all our love,
Maggie Hudak Stoiber & family

Dear Tom Paules and Family,

It’s at these times that I wish we had stayed in touch over the years.  From what I have read, Randy was a wonderful person who was cherished by those he knew and the students he taught.  I would have enjoyed knowing him.  We are truly sorry for your loss.  Although you and I each lost our father in recent years, this sudden and tragic event happening to a person so young is much more difficult to comprehend.

Deepest Condolences,
Your cousin Bob Paules Jr. and wife Lucy
Austin, Texas

I am so sorry for your lose. Such a tradgedy to loose someone so young and full of life and to miss the future he was to have!! Randy always had a smile on him every time I saw him. Will be thinking of you all, as I know how close you all were!!
Kelly Shank and Family

Mr. and Mrs. Paules, Janelle,and Trish,

I believe the toughest pain we every bear is the loss of a loved one. Please know we will share this burden with you. You are not alone. If there is anything we can do for you or your families let us know. My wife and I will help in any way we can. I have known Randy for a very long time. We labored through work at Damon’s, we labored through many Phillies games, and through it all I would not trade a single moment. Randy was one of the good guys. We had a great time over the years. We talked alot about baseball, work, volleyball, and we talked alot about you, his family. He loved all of you and was proud of it. We will keep his memory close to our hearts.

God bless you.

Larry and Pamela Cuff

Trischia, I am so sorry for your loss. I am just a recent widow and just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I recently lost my husband who was also 29.  When I read the news in the paper, my heart ached for you. Everyone’s grief journey is different,but one thing is for certain. ‘When navigating the waters of grief, you don’t prevail by opposing them.  You prevail by surrendering to griefs wisdom. You agree to stand undefeated before things that are not permanent and let pain pull you toward everything that lasts.'(When People Grieve – Paula D’Arcy)  I will keep you and everyone hurting at this time in my prayers.  Again…I am so sorry.

Tom, Melanie and Hallie,
We want to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Stay strong for each other.
Ben and Lois

My deepest sympathies to your family and Randy’s fiancee. I graduated with Randy from high school and saw him over the years and had the privilege of catching up with him recently.  He always had a huge smile and so easy to talk to.  The world has lost a great man. 

"Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"

My prayers are with you all,
Josh Manmiller


I so hoped when I saw Randy’s last name that as I read on into the obit that there would be no connection to my little friend.  But that was not to be. I am so sorry that you must endure this tragedy.  Please know our thoughts are with you and your family as you part with the man but work on retaining all the memories you share.  May you feel God’s loving embrace. 

Sincerely with sympathy,
Jim and Eula McKay

my deepest sympathy to the paules family. It is hard to believe one of our school mates is gone, he was a wonderful man , and will be deeply missed. May God bless you and compfort you in this time of need.

Our whole family loved Randy from the times he became friends with Amy and on through the present. He was always quick with a hug for each of us, always accompanied by that huge, friendly smile. We are sad for the loss of such a bright happy guy in this world and grieve with each of you. Our loving prayers continue lifting you and supporting you through this awfully difficult time but will remember Randy with love.

The Ressler family

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