Randall K. Richards

Randall K. Richards, 68, of 288 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26 from complications of COPD.

A graduate of Alfred Technical College, Randy spent his career in construction management services, working for various firms in the Lake Placid region. His most recent project was building a new bridge on Route 73 near the Olympic ski jump facility.

Randy and his wife of 28 years, Charlene, co-owned the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast, and hosted people from all over the world. He treated his guests as family and loved sharing life stories over a beer and providing guidance to the many athletic events, trails and places to see in the area. He loved hiking, kayaking and canoeing, but more than anything else Randy loved his family, his special circle of close friends and the two Labrador retrievers in his life.

Randy is predeceased by his parents Kenneth L. and Muriel P. Richards. Besides his wife Charlene Blind Harlow Richards, survivors include brothers Lee F. Richards of Schylerville, Barry A. Richards of Essex, Massachusetts, and Bradley H. Richards of Bluffton, South Carolina; stepdaughters Kim Stabbings of Tucson, Arizona, and Jennifer Clark of Niverville; his niece Kaylin Laskowski of Simpsonville, South Carolina; and nephews Erik Richards of Bend, Oregon, Ian Richards of Vancouver, Washington, and Dr. Bradley G. Richards of Milford, Connecticut.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends wishing to remember Randall Richards can send memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.