Robert L. Randolph, 79, Calvert School official

April 10, 2006

Robert Lee Randolph, former director of development at the Calvert School, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Ruxton resident was 79.

Mr. Randolph was born in Baltimore and raised in Garrison. After graduating from Calvert School in 1938, he enrolled at Episcopal High School in Richmond, Va., from which he graduated in 1945.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served aboard the cruiser USS Macon as a pharmacist's mate. After the war, he entered Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1950.

He began his business career as a manager for Archer's Laundry and later was a salesman for the Nelson Co. In 1967, he became the first director of development at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville.

In 1982, he became director of development at Calvert School, a post he held until retiring in 1989.

Active in civic affairs, Mr. Randolph had been board chairman of Children's Hospital and volunteered at Keswick Multi-Care Center, Union Memorial Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He was a member of the Bachelors Cotillon, Elkridge Club and l'Hirondelle Club.

Mr. Randolph was married in 1967 to the former Mary Lou Hollaman Welling, who survives him.

The couple enjoyed traveling to Bermuda and vacationing at the Adirondack League Club in Old Forge, N.Y.

He was a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are his daughter, Lucy Randolph Liddell of Lutherville; a sister, Priscilla S. Randolph of Charlottesville, Va.; two stepsons, Charles Welling of St. Paul, Minn., and R. Perry Welling of Lutherville; a stepdaughter, Karen Artuso of United, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

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