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Randolph M. Patula

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On September 11, 2013 @ 2:14 pm In Obituary | 55 Comments

Randolph M. Patula, age 46 of Hinsdale. Beloved father of Hannah Patula; loving son of Edward F. Patula and Donna L. Patula, nee Smith; fond brother of Richard Patula, Leslie (David) Trout, Denise Thrasher and Daniel (Jodie) Patula; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, September 13, 2013, 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park Mass 10 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com.

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Condolence from Diana Enders on September 11th, 2013 6:52 pm

I am so sadden by this so young so happy full of love and life. I am so glad I met you glad you came to my twin daughters fourth bday party with Monica. Randy your an Angel. God had better plans for you fly with the angels my prayers to your family and Monica thank you for loving and caring for her the way you did. Rest angel above.

Condolence from Mike and Maureen Chencinski on September 11th, 2013 7:07 pm

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. Randy had a personality like no one else’s. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from MAUREEN CHENCINSKI on September 11th, 2013 7:19 pm

Dear Patula Family,
I knew Randy from M&M Mars. He was one of the friendliest, funniest and happiest people I have ever met. Everyone who has ever met Randy, loved him. I am So sorry for your Loss.

Condolence from susan wolfe on September 11th, 2013 7:43 pm

Just wanting to send my Deepest Condolences to all of your family. I knew Randy
from my sister Sharon Bongiovanni & Nick he always put a smile on your face.
He touched alot of peoples hearts. I’m so sorry for your loss..God Bless you All
Susan Wolfe

Condolence from Tony & Mary Vazquez (brother to Monica) on September 11th, 2013 7:45 pm

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Patula family. While we only knew Randy for about a year, he made such an impact during that time. He was the prince charming for our Monica and we know he will have left a lasting impression upon her. We were all better off to have known him. May God comfort you all during this difficult time and may your memories of Randy put a smile in your heart.

Condolence from Armando Lopez on September 11th, 2013 8:46 pm

My deepest condolences to the Patula family. Randy was an amazing person who touched many lives with his infectious smile and zany personality. He will be sorely missed by many. When God made Randy, he cracked the mold. You could never feel down when Randy was around! Thank you Patula family for sharing your son, he is now in Gods hands.

Condolence from James Skubal (Skubie) on September 11th, 2013 8:55 pm

I offer you all my deepest condolences…. Randy is/was a man of great character. He will be missed by many including myself. Nothing but love, prayers, and hugs to all~

Condolence from Linda Horn on September 11th, 2013 8:56 pm

Dear Family and Friends of Randy, It is with the deepest sympathy that I write you all to offer my most heartfelt condolences. Randy was a long time friend of mine and my heart is heavy over his untimely passing. He will be missed but the memories we made and shared will live on. I pray your time of grieving is soon replaced with the countless happy memories you all shared together. May God Bless you and keep you all safely in His arms during this most difficult time, and always. Linda

Condolence from Frank Jimenez on September 11th, 2013 9:10 pm

Randy was a good friend and coworker and I wish there was something I could say to comfort the Patula Family but I am in shock, and at a loss for words.
Randy’s wit, humor, and outgoing personally set him apart from other people, he was truly a STAR!!! I will miss him dearly!
Hannah, he would mention you often you were his pride, joy, and inspiration. I am sorry for your loss. Goodbye my friend.

Condolence from Kim Ventura on September 11th, 2013 9:28 pm

Randy had a strong impact on many lives in his short 46 years. With his infectious smile, sparkling eyes, and contagious laugh…he always left a trail of smiles and laughter along his path. Know that he was loved will be sorely missed!
My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends during this difficult time!

Condolence from Megann Kelley on September 11th, 2013 9:51 pm

So sorry to hear about Randy. We were classmates from 5th grade on. He always made me laugh. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jill Fahrenbach Govek on September 11th, 2013 10:02 pm

My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending good vibes. Randy had the best smile and the biggest heart. May you hold good memories tight. Warm Regards, Jill

Condolence from Ellen van Gestel on September 12th, 2013 2:39 am

My thoughts are with you in love and sympathy.
May happy and beautiful memories of the past bring you some comfort and peace.


Condolence from shane brandow on September 12th, 2013 8:16 am

My condolences to the entire Patula family , Randy was a rare human being who touch my life in so many ways and always thought of him as not my friend but a brother. I miss him so much that words canot express how I feel , thank you Mr. and Mrs. P for raising one of the best he will always be in my heart. Shane Brandow

Condolence from Debbie Watz on September 12th, 2013 8:19 am

To the family and friends of Randy: I knew Randy when we were just kids. I haven’t seen him since high school, but I am so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Debbie (Gardner) Watz

Condolence from Nicole Bartz on September 12th, 2013 8:31 am

To the family and friends of Randy, my heart goes out to you all. Randy was a classmate and friend, he sure knew how to make people laugh. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Deborah Mascheri on September 12th, 2013 8:32 am

Your son was a great guy,always respectful and he will be miss very much.So sorry for your loss.My deepes Condolences.

Condolence from Stan Czyzon on September 12th, 2013 9:57 am

From helping me move into my new house and smashing his hand while bringing my fridge through the front door, to splitting his pants at my wedding while dancing and then almost his head at my house at another party Randy has always been a ball of Energy and loads of laughs.(even helped teach me to Ski) You’ll be missed my friend. It’s funny how these memories come up and so many more. To his family, my sympathy goes out to you. I’m sure there are gonna be more stories than time when we lay him to rest…..Stan

Condolence from Marco A. Campos on September 12th, 2013 10:03 am

I am so sorry for your loss, Randy used to work for me when we were at M&M Mars. He was always in a good mood and was very commited to his work, he was a funny guy and what I remember most about him is that I liked how he dressed…and he was an avid buyer at Kohl’s…and I liked that store as well, Randy is in a better place…no more suffering, we have lost a good friend and a good family member. He will be missed!

Condolence from Auntie Patsy on September 12th, 2013 10:10 am

My Dearest Family,
I am so sorry for all of our loss. But especially the loss to his Mom, Dad and Siblings. He brought us all a lot of joy with his quick wit and engaging smile. Rest in Peace Ronnie, you are in the best company. Until we meet again.

Condolence from Eunice on September 12th, 2013 10:20 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Randy touched everyone he came in contact with. There was never a dull moment with Randy. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Deb Fitzpatrick on September 12th, 2013 10:44 am

Uncle Ed, Aunt Donna, Leslie, Rich, Denise, Dan and Families:

Words cannot express how heartbroken I am to hear about Randy. When I think of all the laughs we have shared, the things we have done together and the talks we have had, I can’t help but smile. He was larger than life, always had a positive attitude and loved all of you beyond description. The void in our hearts that have been left by his absence is immense.

May each of you find peace, comfort and strength in the memories of your Son, Brother, and Uncle. May you always be able to hear his laughter in your heart and feel his loving arms of support around you. Know that we are all here for each one of you during this difficult time to pick you up when you are down, to stand beside you in the days ahead and to walk with you down memory lane. The family won’t be the same without him. I am sure he is looking down from Heaven on each of us and will forever be our guardian angels.

Randy always told me family is forever. We will carry him with us forever in our hearts.

We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

Love to all of you!
Deb, Ryan and Colin

Condolence from Wilmet Rypkema on September 12th, 2013 11:05 am

It was hard to believe he is gone. He had that laugh and smile and would wake up the entire room. I worked many years with him at Mars and shared a lot of good time.
I am sure he lived his life to the fullest. I give my sincerest condolences to the family.

Condolence from Shari Schubert on September 12th, 2013 11:52 am

Randy was one of the greatest guys ever. We meet when I was 17 dated awhile then met again 10 years later. I have fond memories and a ton of pictures. I just dug out our trip to Jamaica. We had nothing but great times he always made me laugh. I’m going to miss him terrible. Im sad he called a little over a year ago and never got a chance to see him. I feel for his family those who knew him best know that he was one is a million. He definately broke the mold. Randy you’ll always be in my heart my friend. See you someday again, we always managed too. Love Shari

Condolence from Cynthia Brooks-Kotila on September 12th, 2013 12:11 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This is not an easy time for you, but know Randy was loved by numerous people far and near. He will never be forgotten by the ones that passed his path in life. Prayers and deepest thoughts to your family. Randy Rest in Peace. Your classmate from grade school.

Condolence from Hans van Steijn on September 12th, 2013 12:44 pm

I can not believe this.I worked with him at Mars.He made everybody laugh.He was a great guy.
My condolences.


Condolence from Kim Moser Joslin on September 12th, 2013 1:37 pm

Just don’t have the words… My little brother from my second family… Love and hugs to you all.

Condolence from shelia mays on September 12th, 2013 1:52 pm

PRAYERS of sympathy to the family.Randy was a coworker of mine at Mars.He was passionate and funny.He was just a lot of fun.He always kept things entertaining.He was full of a zest for life.Ill never forget him.

Condolence from Monica Vazquez on September 12th, 2013 4:23 pm

I have been blessed to have been in a relationship with “My Randy” ( I called him My Randy and he called me “My Monica” ) We felt like two kids when in each others company. I have never laughed so much, been treated so well, and loved another man like My Randy. He taught me so much about unconditional love. I am so happy to have had the time to meet the Patula Family and share in many special Family occasions. Donna and Edward, I will never be able to thank you enough for raising such an upstanding, honorable and good hearted man. Because of how you raised him and the good family he is a part of, I have had the most wonderful year of my life. I will miss him beyond measure. I look forward to reminiscing about Randy as I just can’t bring myself to say goodbye just yet and how sorry I am for your immeasurable loss. Love Monica

Condolence from Michelle Parks on September 12th, 2013 4:40 pm

I met Randy working at DaBecca Natural Foods he was this guy who always had this great smile and personality that you want to bottle up it’s so hard for me and also the family and friends he will be missed by all rest in peace my friend.

Michelle Parks

Condolence from Dean & Barbara Pfister condolence: on September 12th, 2013 5:34 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Patula family. Worked with Randy at Mars for many years and he was a charismatic, enthusiastic, and energetic person. Always making others laugh. He will surely be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patula family.

Condolence from Carmen Pupp and Dan Geib on September 12th, 2013 5:57 pm

We were devastated when we heard the news of Randy’s passing. Randy was not only a friend but as close to family as can get. He was the life of the party! He was funny, cheerful, crazy and one-of-a-kind. We only knew him a little over 2 years, but it seems like a lifetime. We shared many happy times with him. We will not forget you, Randy! You touched our lives. We offer our deepest sympathy to the whole family and Monica. Rest in peace, buddy.

Condolence from Linda Birns on September 12th, 2013 7:51 pm

I worked with Randy at Mars, he was a very funny guy, Randy will be missed by all, my deepest condolences to Randy’s family.

Condolence from Albert Aguirre on September 12th, 2013 8:28 pm

My thought, prayers and condolences go out to Randy’s family. It was a blast working and hanging out with him. He was so full of life! He left too soon and will definitely be missed. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Malik Fultz on September 12th, 2013 9:03 pm

I worked with Randy at his most recent place of employment. In the short time I knew him, he always managed to keep his upbeat and infectious energy each day. He was wildly hilarious and bright! You couldn’t help but feel his happiness. I believe there are angels on earth and Randy was truly one of them. I’m sure he’s in a happier place now. Rest In Paradise, RaaaaannnnDY!(Inside Joke)

Condolence from Kim (Cutler) Bowman on September 12th, 2013 10:16 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Randy’s family and friends. Although it seems a lifetime ago, I have so many wonderful memories of him and he will forever hold a special place in my heart. May his incredible spirit live on in all of your hearts, and may you find comfort in each other and your memories during this difficult time. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Gina Rivera & Julian Ledesma on September 12th, 2013 11:07 pm

Where to even begin. This is a hard pill to swallow. So hard to believe! Randy is the father to my little cousin Hanna. I am the niece of Hanna’s mom, Alicia.
Randy is also the godfather to my son. He was part of our family. We vacationed with him, spent many holidays with his parents, Ed & Donna. We would decorate the tree on Christmas and he would have a story for every ornament & he loved sharing them just as much as we loved to listen. Randy was larger than life! His personality was so alive, so fearless! So much so, that it sometimes got him into trouble. Like the time we were in Alabama for a family wedding and he talked us into daring him to run through the hotel wall. And he did! It was hilarious, until the morning after when my Aunt found out and had to pay for the damages. There was never a dull moment when he was around. We have so many fond memories to share with Hanna. Those memories will live in our hearts forever. He will live in our hearts forever! I don’t know how to help my little cousin say goodbye to her father. I can’t! We will keep his memory alive until we all meet again. May you forever rest in peace!

Condolence from Jerry Rodriguez on September 13th, 2013 4:34 am

All my thoughts and prayers are with the Patula family today. Although I only knew Randy for a short time, he was truly a fun and humorous person. Prayers for peace and comfort in your time of need. I know God is able. God bless the Patula family.

Condolence from Nery Matos on September 13th, 2013 6:04 am

My deepest condolences to the Patula Family,may God’s Peace be with you all. Randy was a close friend and coworker at Mars. Words can not express the sadness that runs through me to hear of his passing. I will always remember you my friend my brother. Rest in Peace Randy Patula, gone and will not be fotgotten.
Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Terry Quick on September 13th, 2013 6:41 am

My deepest condolences to the Patula family. Your loss, and our loss, is immeasurable. My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Gloria Preston Miller on September 13th, 2013 6:41 am

My prayers are with the family, that God will guard your hearts and your minds in this your time of bereavement.

Condolence from Charlie Rivera and Danielle Padilla on September 13th, 2013 12:15 pm

What do u say that has not already been said. Randy was a contagious person his personality was larger than life. I’m the nephew of Lisa and cousin to Hanna, and I could say I had the privilege to know Randy, Randy was the life of every family gathering, he brought laughs and smiles to everyone who was around him. Randy had this remarkable ability to make everyone even if was the first time he met u feel like you knew him forever. There are so many memories that we have, it’s hard to talk about just one. All I could say is Randy could always make everyone smile and laugh and now it’s our turn to laugh for him. “I wanna rock and roll all night and party everynight” NEVER FORGOTTEN

Condolence from Michael Spencer on September 13th, 2013 1:31 pm

To the friends and family of Randy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Randy was a ball of fire, a friend who always was willing to help. He will be deeply missed. Take care my friend.

Condolence from cecilia vazquez on September 13th, 2013 2:07 pm

I am so happy that I was able to meet someone like you. You leave such a strong impact/impression to everybody you meet. You are special, made so many people laugh, you touched a lot of individuals lives. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. My deep condolences…Doesn’t stop here my dear…

Condolence from Fernando bernal on September 13th, 2013 3:19 pm

I am so sorry for the pain your loved ones and friends are in. You Randy was a extra special friend to all of us at Mars. We love you and will miss you until we meet again. Thanks for all the little smiles you brought to all of us.

Condolence from Andre Cowling on September 13th, 2013 8:39 pm

Wow! What a wonderful spirit. Randy was an awesome associate. Never a dull moment with him around. My prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Please rest in knowing that he was a joy to work with and took us all by storm.

Condolence from Frank Medina on September 15th, 2013 5:30 pm

My deepest condolences to the Patula family.

Condolence from Aracelis “Alice” Ruffolo on September 15th, 2013 10:40 pm

It was a privilege and an honor to have met and be considered a friend to Randy, my deepest condolences to the Patula Family and to Monica. Randy was an amazing person who could light up any room. He had this incredible gift to make those around him be happy.

I am blessed to be in Monica, Danielle, and Nicole life, but with Randy it all seemed complete. He truly loved my best friend Monica and adored her girls and they loved and adored him. With that being said, his laugh, his smile, his infectious positive personality will be missed. I know that he is in heaven smiling down on his loved ones. The world has experience a great loss.

Condolence from Jessica Diana on September 16th, 2013 11:11 am

Ever so saddened to hear the end to such a young life. Monica spoke of him like he was the answer to all her prayers…always filled with such joy, love, and happiness. I can’t imagine losing my soul mate…and I know he loved her and her children as his own. God please comfort his family and friends as they learn to heal and live without his presence.

Condolence from DANIEL DE LA FUENTE on September 20th, 2013 1:07 am

I have no words to describe what I am feeling right now. I knew him when he was in Mexico working for MARS, he used to call me Dan, was there to train us always with that smile of his that made him unique and awesome. I was his translator but, at the end he did not need it because, all that love that we all felt for him made it easy for us to understand him. I just wanted to say that we all miss you. You left a very deep footprint in our lives and our hearts. I love you buddy. You are the greatest.

Condolence from Donelle (Dee) Vicenteno on September 20th, 2013 3:09 pm

I am so deeply saddened by the loss of my dear and loving friend Randy. He has not only been a great friend, but he has been like a brother to us. He will always hold a very Special place in my heart. Randy was a true friend, one that made you laugh, one that was there to cry on his shoulder, one that would give you the shirt off his own back, along with many many other things. He knew how to have a great time with all those around him, no matter where he was or who he was with. Life was great with him by your side. Now life feels empty, no one can replace such a fun loving guy. I’m missing you terribly my friend 🙁
You were our Best Man at our wedding, and you will always be the best man that came into our lives and touched us so deeply.
Randy gave a speech at our wedding, that I will always remember “Weird Love” he called it. Randy heaven got a great one when they got you. I will Love you always and will cherish our friendship and memories we’ve shared. Although we were really good friends, you were a brother at heart. I Love you my friend, so until we meet again. Here’s to our “Weird Love”
Prayers go out to the Patula family

Condolence from Patricia “P.K.” Kinsella on September 20th, 2013 8:47 pm

There is never an easy way to let someone go that has brought so much life to life. Randy and Monica extended their hearts to help my family. Being one of Monica’s best friends… Randy told Monica that he would help unpack my families moving trucks. Randy extended his love he gave to Monica… to my family. This was the first time I met him in person. He gave his shirt off his back. His love for Monica, Danielle, and Nicole was amazing. I am grateful God let me meet such an amazing charming man. My condolences to the Patula family and Monica Vazquez.

Condolence from chris stanfield on September 22nd, 2013 5:13 pm

I was shocked when I was told of Randy’s passing. Randy was a friend to everyone. I offer my deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know I will truly miss him.

Condolence from georgeanna simmons on November 30th, 2014 6:17 pm

I’m am sorry for your loss, I know it’s over a year ago, I worked with Randy at Masterfoods, he was a great guy, he was loved by everyone, he is truly missed.

Condolence from Evelyn santiago on March 2nd, 2016 8:01 pm

I’m so shocked to see this all, I had no idea of what happened to Randy, last I’d heard from him was when his son and I moved back from Arizona, his son will be deeply up set of the news, my deepest condolences to the family.

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