Bernard N. Randolph, 77, welder

October 29, 2005

Bernard Nathaniel Randolph, a retired Bethlehem Steel worker who helped care for his Lochearn neighbors, died of heart failure Monday at Sinai Hospital. He was 77.

Mr. Randolph, who died the day before his 78th birthday, was born in Baltimore and raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. After graduating from Douglass High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Army and served for two years.

Known as "Caggy," he went to work at Sparrows Point in 1958 as a coal operator and rose to master welder. He retired in 1990.

Mr. Randolph was well-known and highly respected in his neighborhood, where he drove elderly residents to medical appointments and church, and ran other errands. He also helped them with home repairs, family members said.

The longtime Lochearn resident was an active member of Campfield African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he worked as maintenance supervisor and helped with the church's annual canned food drive. He also sang with the Men's Day Choir and served on the Men's Day Committee and Steward Board.

Mr. Randolph was an avid Ravens fan and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Doris Lokeman; a son, Tyran Bernard Randolph of Woodlawn; two brothers, James McKall and William Washington, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Jean Lloyd of Pikesville and Dorothy Livers of Pikesville; and several nieces and nephews.

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