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Justin Demeter

Randy Demeter

January 17, 1949 - December 26, 2020

Dear loved ones, As Randy's son I have my own unique perspective on my dad and his life, just as each of you have your own; surely your memories of him are filled with gentle light, laughter, life-long bonds, struggles, love, and perhaps heartache. We created this...  see more

OBITUARY
Final obituary to come, but I will start with this:  Born in Menlo Park, Randy was a true friend and beloved by all who met him. He was a lover of the ocean, the redwoods, and all species of plants; as a lifetime gardener he was a perfectionist of his craft. From...  see more
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  • Shelley & Ted Boutacoff
    I considered Randy one if my closest friends. When we lived in Los Altos my daughter and Justin were close friends. Randy was a walking encyclopedia on plants and I was always picking his brain. During that time my husband was working with a start up, so...  more
    • Shelley & Ted Boutacoff
      Justin Demeter Aw, Shelley, thank you for sharing this. I know how much he adored you, and how much we both miss him. Love you!
      • Mar 18
  • GatheringUs  Support Team
    From Richie Simrin

    Randy Demeter story. In 1955 I was 12 years old and played Little League in Menlo Park. Joe Demeter Senior was the coach, Joe Demeter Junior was also 12 years old and my good friend. They both passed away way too early. The bat boy...  more
  • GatheringUs  Support Team
    From John Mercer

    Because Of The Shock And Sorrow Of Randy’s Passing, It Has Taken Me Awhile To Put Down My Words.
    I Am Sure There Are Many People Out There. Who Are Experiencing The Hardship Of Losing A Good Friend . . .
    A Good Person . . .A Good Man...  more
  • Robert Steinmetz
    In my childhood view of the world, Joe Demeter was the strongest, most impressive man I knew. Nadine, his wife, the most beautiful woman i had seen with my own eyes. The Demeters were Suburban Park, Hedge Road royalty, good friends of my parents, my...  more
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    • Robert Steinmetz
      Justin Demeter what an incredible tribute... and you're such a compelling writer. thank you for sharing this <3
      • Jan 3
    • Robert Steinmetz
      Vicki Demeter Bob, this tribute is amazing, your grandfathers painting of Bambi is hanging in a bedroom in our home, Randy never forgetting how happy it made him thru his osteoporosis crippled as I was told and in a wheelchair for a year. Love to you, Vicki
      • Jan 4
  • Colleen  Kaul
    I was fortunate to call Randy my friend for fifty plus years . Randy would do anything for you a true friend . Randy was a great husband, father, friend and a whole lot of fun ! He also had great taste in woman as the love of his life was a fellow...  more
  • Doris Amick
    We didn't know Randy long enough! I'll guess about 5 years which was long enough to enjoy his fun personality, board knowledge, and experience what a very sweet man he was. We will miss getting together with him and Vicki on summer evenings to enjoy a...  more
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  • Eileen Pardini
    If I had to give one word that describes Randy, it would be sensitive. And unbeknownst to him, I believe it was his super power. To be sensitive is to be connected to the fragility of life. We are fragile. Life is fragile. This quality of sensitivity is...  more
    • Eileen Pardini
      Justin Demeter so beautiful... I hope he knew how very seen he was <3
      • December 31, 2020
  • Ron Pardini
    We "grew up", lived, worked, played, laughed, cried, travelled, hiked, gardened, smoked and drank together! I will miss my good friend.
  • Melinda Norcott
    Bob & I, Randy & Vicki spent our whole lives, from early high school, together. We raised our perfect children together, with each other's assistance along the way. I rarely took on projects in my yard without first consulting Randy. He always...  more
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    • Melinda Norcott
      Vicki Demeter Thank you Mel, even tho we don't see each other often, you both have always been very special friends in our lives.
      • December 30, 2020
    • Melinda Norcott
      Justin Demeter beautiful, thank you.
      • December 30, 2020
  • Vicki Demeter
    Thanks to alll my family & friends for your kindness at this difficult time. Feeling quite numb and robotic! Vicki
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
    infectious laughter
    Echo Lake
    reading in Aptos
    what happens in Vegas...
    the most handsome man.
    • Justin Demeter
      Melinda Norcott The picture, upper right, is at Echo (all shuttered?) Not sure I've ever seen that one.
      • December 30, 2020
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
    learning to ride the waves together
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
    young smiles
    the gardener
    Santa Cruz, 2020
    Siblings in Santa Cruz, 2020
    heart conversations
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
    teaching Justin to climb
    Aptos
    Daddy's girl
    Daddy's boy
    watching the surfers, 2020
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter:
    Maui circa 2009
    paintings by Justin and Vicki
    tending
    just being incredibly handsome
    goofing
  • Justin Demeter
    Justin Demeter added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Randy Demeter: