Randolph (Randy) Daniel Avilla passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side after a short illness.
Randy was born in March of 1950 to Daniel and Lula Avilla in Turlock, CA. The oldest of four boys, Randy was a loving husband to Susan, father to two awesome children Corinne and Ross with Roberta Avilla, and grandfather to two terrific grandkids, Tyler and Alex.
Randy attended Stanislaus State University where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics and went on to teach and coach at Central Catholic High School in Modesto. He then went to San Luis Obispo where he worked at Hill’s Office Supply Store and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He got within 9 units of obtaining a double master’s degree in Math before heading back to Turlock to operate and eventually own Richard and Chambers, an office supply and gift store.
Randy served for twelve years on the Hilmar Unified School Board and most recently, worked for the Stevinson Cemetery District. He loved to garden and grew the best tomatoes that he kindly shared with friends and relatives. He loved music and played the guitar and the keyboard. He also loved spending fun times with his family, particularly his children and grandsons.
Randy is survived by his wife Susan Avilla; ex-wife and friend Roberta Avilla; mother Lula Faye Avilla; children Corinne (Lina) Fontes and Ross (Matthew) Avilla; grandchildren Tyler and Alex; brothers Rod (Norma), Roger and Russ Avilla; and best friend Ron Chiarello. Randy is preceded in death by his father Daniel Avilla.
A Viewing will be held Mon. Jan 16, 2017 from 3 pm – 6 pm with a celebration for Randy’s life at 1 pm on Tues. Jan 17, 2017 at Allen Mortuary, 247 North Broadway, Turlock. A reception will follow at Hilmar Covenant Church. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be donated to American Cancer Society in Randy’s name. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.