1960 - 2015
ROSEBOOM - Randy William Higgins, a lifetime resident of the Cooperstown area, passed away January 17, 2015, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54.
Born October 23, 1960, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, he was a son of William F. and Wilma J. (Bridger) Higgins.
After attending Cooperstown schools, Randy enlisted in the US Navy, and proudly served his country as an airplane mechanic until receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1981.
Following military service, Randy returned to the Cooperstown area. He performed cabinetry and carpentry work in many area homes and businesses, taking great pride in the exceptional quality of his work. He also worked at The Fenimore Art Museum. He served in the maintenance department at the Clark Sports Center for 28 years.
Randy enjoyed hunting and spending time in nature. He had great talent with charcoal and pencil drawing, often depicting scenes of wildlife and the outdoors.
Randy is survived by his two daughters, April Higgins and her fiancé, Jesse Garrett, of Duluth, GA, and Eliza Higgins of Oneonta; his sister Laura Grup and her husband, Bill, of Richfield Springs; his brother Scott Higgins and his wife, Mary, of Souderton, PA; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins.
Randy was predeceased by his father, William Higgins and his mother, Wilma Dyer.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Randy will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
For those who wish to remember Randy, his family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to Bassett Cancer Institute, One Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.