ROBERT RANDY WORTHLEY 1945 2010 WINSLOW Robert Randy Worthley, 64, of Albion Road passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at CMMC in Lewiston surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hawthorne, Nevada on September 6, 1945, the son of Eugene and Dorothy Leighton Worthley. Eugene, a Captain in the Marine Corps, was stationed at Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot at the time of Randys birth. Randy graduated from Mexico High School, Mexico, Maine in 1963. He went on to work for Oxford Paper Company in Rumford, Maine for several years. In 1965 he was drafted during the Vietnam Conflict but chose to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years. He completed his basic training in Parris Island, SC. He served in many countries during his enlistment, most notably serving 13 months in the Republic of Vietnam. While serving in Khe Sanh, he contracted malaria and was wounded twice. He received the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism as well as a Purple Heart but because of the extremely dangerous location, the presentations could not be made. In April, 1983 when asked where he wanted his Purple Heart medal formally presented to him, he chose the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post in Winslow. After his discharge in 1968 he returned to his hometown of Mexico, Maine and resumed his position at Oxford Paper Company. He married his soul mate, Carol Moreau, on September 6, 1969, at St. Rose de Lima Church in Chisholm, Maine. After exiting the church the guests sang Happy Birthday to Randy. In 1971 Randy enrolled in the electrical program at CMVTI in Auburn, Maine. In 1975 he received his Master Electricians license and worked in this field until his retirement. Randy has always been known as a Veterans Advocate who worked tirelessly from discharge to present to see that all veterans needs were fulfilled. He has been a dedicated volunteer for many years at the Veterans Hospital in Togus, Maine. He became a member of the VFW while serving overseas. Over the years he held many leadership positions, attaining the highly honorable position of VFW State of Maine Commander in 2004. He was later chosen National Buddy Poppy Chairman and served on several other national committees. Randy was elected as Commander of his Post for five separate terms. He was a lifetime member of the Winslow VFW, the Waterville American Legion Post 5, the Disabled American Veterans, the Khe Sanh Veterans, and the Skowhegan-Madison Elks. He was an avid outdoorsman from early childhood, enjoying hunting and fishing throughout the year. Many happy outings were enjoyed at the family camp in Oquossoc, Maine. Perhaps his most endearing quality was his ability to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger as though he had known them for a lifetime. He was a loyal friend and was loved by many. From the age of five Randy was a devoted New York Yankees fan. He is survived by his wife, Carol Worthley of Winslow; his two daughters and their husbands, Lori Gerencer and Tim of North Yarmouth and their children Alyssa and Alex, and Amy Meader and Lance of Falmouth and their children Jace and Jaelyn; two sisters, Diane Haines and husband Roger of Camden and their children Chris Haines and Tanya Kibler, and Deborah Henson and Mark of Loveland, Colorado and their children Wesley and Natalie Henson. He was predeceased by his parents. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 16 at the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, Maine from 1 to 4 p.m. The military ritual will begin at 3:30 p.m. conducted by members of the Elks with the VFW Honor Guard assisting. Members of the VFW, Purple Heart, DAV, and American Legion Post 5 are encouraged to participate in the military funeral ceremony please wear your caps. At 5 p.m. a meal will be provided by the VFW followed by a eulogy and celebration of life. The burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans Cemetery Assoc., Attn: Arthur Roy Randy Worthley Memorial, 330 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Please include Cemetery Beautification on the memo line of the check to ensure proper deposit designation. This was Randys chosen Commanders Project as State VFW Commander.