William J. Randall, 93, of Palermo, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Albion, he was 50-year resident of Palermo.
He retired in 1974 from Central Square School District where he taught math.
Two years following his retirement, he returned to teaching until his second retirement in 2009 as a substitute teacher for the Fulton City School District and was the recipient of the Golden Apple Award.
Many of his former students might remember Mr. Randall’s card tricks that he would show the class, but only after their school work was completed.
He was a veteran serving in the Navy. He was an Eagle Scout and had been a camp director for many Boy Scout camps.
He was also a camp director at the YMCA camp and Future Farmers of America, Oswegatchie Camp, where he was aquatic and assistant camp director.
In the 1930s, he had worked for the C.C.C. He enjoyed being outdoors where he liked to garden and bird watch.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou Randall; daughter, Nancy Iorizzo; son, William (Mary Ruth) Randall; one granddaughter, Cassie (Ryan) McGinley; and great-grandson, Max McGinley.
Calling hours and service were held Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial was in North Volney Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Future Farmers of America, Oswegatchie Camp, 9340 Long Pond Road, Croghan, NY 13327.