Randall R. Hofgren, 42, of 29 Cutting St., formerly of Ellington, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, the result of com-plications from H1N1.
Randy was born Sept. 23, 1971, in Jamestown, the eldest son of Raymon and Kathleen Ostrander Hof-gren.
He was a 1989 graduate of Falconer Central School.
He was employed as sexton at First Lutheran Church and other area Lutheran Churches. He earlier had worked for Falconer Central School District and Ken Asel RV. He was also a self-employed musician playing with Sean Patrick McGraw, Underground Stampede, Sacred Fire and Synergy.
He enjoyed car restoration, gardening, picnicking with friends and family, and making terrific smoked BBQ ribs. He was extremely proud of his Irish/ Scottish/Swedish heritage.
Besides his parents of Jamestown, surviving are his girlfriend, Elaine Rissel, with whom he made his home; his dog and stepdog: Jake and Katey; two brothers: Jeffrey (Marci) Hofgren and children: Drake, Dryden, Nicholas and Juli of Frewsburg, and Eric (Lori) Hofgren and children: Matthew, Owen and Spencer of Jamestown; maternal grandparents Murvel and Margaret Ostrander; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grand-parents, Alton and Marion Hofgren.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Visitation will not be observed.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Northern Chautauqua Can-ine Rescue or a charity of choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Randy at www.lindfuneralhome. com.