|I am so sorry for your loss........|
|Dear Godwin Family- I just talked with Pam and had to let you know that my heart goes out to all of you. Perhaps by tomorrow or Monday I'll have words to express how I feel, but then again, I don't think I will. For now, I just see that huge grin of his lighting up his face.
Randy, and all of you, are in my prayers. Anna |
Anna (Moreno) Davis
|Pam and family ~ My heart goes out to you. I always smile when I think of Randy and his acting. It made me feel proud to see him and know that he came from Milford.|
|As a teacher for some the family, I was saddened to hear of Randy's passing. Being close to Chelsea where Randy often performed, I felt a connection and often related to those who went to the Purple Rose that he was a student where I taught at Muir Middle School. Please know that Dot and I are thinking of the family in this time of grief.
|I was very sorry to hear of your loss........may God Bless you and help you during this very difficult time.......sincerely.........Rick Russell|
|I'm so sorry. Randy didn't have an enemy in the world and he always made me laugh...|
|Dear Godwin family, there are many reasons why I consider Randy a dear friend...and for all those reasons it was with a deep sadness I learned of Randy's passing...please find some peace in knowing how many great moments Randy brought to others as an actor, a teacher but mostly as a person and as a friend. I will miss him dearly but I will never forget him.|
|I've had the pleasure of having Randy perform in two of our movies "An Ordinary Killer" and Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" and I will say that both projects are better because of the great contributions made by Randy. I don't know him as well as others might but on a professional level he was one of the best and Michigan lost someone special. Our heartfelt sympathy from all of us at Collective Development.
|I have so many different memories of Randy over many years. My earliest are of him as my "favorite waiter" before he became a full-time actor. His movie roles were well done and memorable, as well as his acting credits in television ads. His performances at The Purple Rose Theater were the main reason for me to attend a play in Chelsea. I enjoyed his play "Hope for Corky", and especially appreciated the "in jokes" about Miford. I shall miss his dry, sardonic and acerbic wit that was so much of his personality. I shall miss seeing him and hearing about his latest acting endeavor. May he now be at peace and his family be comforted in knowing that he was appreciated by those who knew him. |
|I am so saddened by the passing of my friend Randy. I will always remember him for his words of support and humor . When ever I saw him at an audition or show he would never fail to joke around and offer his sincere support.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family during this very difficult time.
Bless you and may you find solace in the knowledge that Randy was loved by many and that he touched many lives in wonderful ways. Mine included.
Richard D. Jewell|
Richard D. Jewell
|Bob and Ann I'm so sorry for your loss. The few times I saw Randy we had some good talks.
I know he'll be missed by all who knew him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
|To Randy's family, I send my deepest sympathies. I met Randy in 1982 when he performed in my first play, TIME'S UP, at the Fourth Street Playhouse. He was an original. I always enjoyed seeing him--on or off stage. He was beloved by everyone in the theater community.|
| Randy was a delight and a true gift for us as a friend and a joy to work with. We love Randy. Our prayers are with you.|
Terry and John (Heck )Seibert
|I was blessed to have spent time with Randy Wednesday night at our agent's party in Royal Oak. Randy hugged, drank, smiled, laughed, made all of us around him smile and laugh, and was simply pure Randy. "I'm an actor, sometimes a writer. I like to go out but honestly don't very often. I'm just me." - Randy Godwin on his Facebook Info Page - We were all so blessed by this Me.|
Teri Clark Linden
|I recently hooked up with Randy after some seperation. I will miss him greatly. I am still in a state of shock at the news. Randy was blessed with a caustic sense of humor that endeared him to everyone he met. We have/had many mutual friends and if ever he was in doubt he shouldnt have been. We envelope his memory with our grateful appreciation of having been graced with his wonderful being and sense of humor. Glen Allen Pruett|
Glen Allen Pruett
|Dear Godwin Family, I am forever changed by knowing Randy. His humor, kindness, and spark was always apparent every time I saw him, both onstage and off. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. |
|Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Randy brought joy and happiness to countless thousands of people through his exceptional work on stages throughout Michigan, and he will be missed - not only by his loving friends and his family, but by theatergoers whose lives he touched and brightened throughout his notable career.|
Donald V. Calamia
|Dear Godwin Family,
Randy is intelligent, funny, kind and generous. I knew him as a teacher and actor at the Purple Rose. He was so down-to-earth and encouraging in the classroom. I still think of him as vibrant and alive, because I believe his Spirit lives on. If I, as an acquaintance who was touched by Randy's kindness, affability and humor, feel such sorrow, I can only imagine the depth of your grief right now. Blessings to your family.|
Carrie Jay Sayer
|I am so sorry he is gone. I had the privlidge of watching and working with Randy at the Purple Rose. He was talented, kind and always made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed. |
Dana Munshaw Brazil
|I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.|
|I certainly would like to offer my condolences to you as a family and to all those that were friends of Randy. I will certainly remember his performances over the years, especially on the stage at the Henry Ford Museum Theater where we worked together.|
David H. Kuykendall
|Dear Godwin Family,
You are in the thoughts and prayers of the many, many people who's lives were touched by Randy. His fearlessness onstage was matched only by his energetic, engaging personality offstage. He will be sorely missed. He will be fondly remembered. He will live on in the hearts of all of us who worked with him and knew him. In heartfelt sympathy,
|I just received the news. I'm so sorry for you loss.
I've know Randy for many years. Just the thounght of him makes me smile. My thought are with his family and his friends. He will be greatly missed.|
|My heart goes out to the Godwin family. I had the pleasure of working with Randy on Street Boss. He was a wondereful actor and a joy to be around, he will be missed by many.|
|Dear Godwin family,
My heart is with you at this sad, sad time. But it's ironic, because Randy always made me laugh! I've known him for a long time (fellow CMU theatre grads..but years apart), but never had a chance to work with him until last week...when he made me laugh once again. He gathered everyone he knew into his "circle", always making you feel like a beloved old friend. His was a treasure to this world and a gift to all of us in the theatre community. In my temple we have a "homily" that says "May the memory and love of good people sustain us". May Randy's memory and love sustain you and all of us who he touched with his life.|
|Dear Godwin Family,
My heart aches for your loss. Our loss. His spirit always brought mine higher whenever we met, whether on the set or in the audition room. I will miss his smiles, his hugs and his genuine personality. We are much less without him.|
Lisa (Pulido) Niemkiewicz
|I met Randy in 1984 and like everyone else liked him immediately. It always felt good to see him, he always brought a smile to my face. I envied his talent and admired his committment to his art. Working with Randy was the best. He could talk about it all, but really, he showed you what great theatre was all about. I wish I could have one more moment to tell him how he touched my life.
To you, his family (especially his nieces and nephews), I hope that your love and joy in being so close to him will sustain you through this time of sorrow.|
|Dear Godwin Family,
I had the pleasure of working with Randy on two of our films, An Ordinary Killer and Dean Teaster's Ghost Town.
Randy was always prepared and brought his 'A' game to the set. And he was not only a true professional at his craft, but was a great person to be around after we'd wrap for the day. We shared many beers and discussions down in the hills of Appalachia.
I am shocked and deeply saddened at his passing.
God bless you and give you strength and comfort in knowing that Randy was embraced by a great many people.
|To Randy's Family:
My heart goes out to you in sorrow over Randy's recent passing,... a sweeter, funnier, lovelier person with charm, kindness and always a simple greeting that made you feel as if you had. some kind of significance in his life,... will be warmly missed and fondly remembered! Such a shining light will continue to glow in memory.|
|Rick, Rachel and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and just wanted you to know my prayers are with you at this time of sadness.|
|I've known Randy for at least 20 years and have adored him for all the them. Over the past few years, he and I have been able to work and play together more frequently as we did the Murder Mysteries we both loved. That work will never be the same now that my friend is gone. I will never be the same now that my friend is gone. My heart goes out to you as you grieve for Randy. Know that there is a huge community grieving along with you.
Linda S. Hurd
|Dear Godwin family,
I can't begin to tell you what Randy meant to me. He was an amazing actor and friend. I feel truly blessed to have had him in my life.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.|
|Randy's wonderful ability to make us laugh will be long remembered.
Rest in Peace.
|Randy was my daughter's Godfather. He was my friend. He understood the art of friendship as few do. His generosity of spirit, his enormous heart and talent made everyone around him better artists and more importantly better people. He loved his family. I loved being around him. I will never forget you Randy. Sleep with the angels my dear friend.|
|"the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long"|
|Dear Godwin Family and Friends,
Randy has been my friend since the early 80's, we shared many, many laughs and I can only imagine the sorrow you must be feeling. My heart goes out to you and although we are all poorer for the loss of our friend, I know we are all richer for the time we spent with him. Godspeed Randy, you'll be terribly missed.|
|I add my heartfelt condolences to the long list of people who love RandI (as I always called him).
He had a big heart and a unique eye with which he saw the world. From Pickle to Nooner to Escanaba and back He will be missed.|
|My deepest condolences to the Godwin family. I'll never forget the first time I saw Randy onstage at a small theatre in Royal Oak almost 25 years ago. I cannot remember anything about the play or any of the other performances -- only the moment he entered the scene with the remarkable clarity and focus of a fine actor. He was truly charismatic. And so funny! Without fail, he always made me laugh. It was my privilege to call him a friend and professional colleague. I will miss him very much. I send my sincerest wishes to the Godwin family for courage and strength at the loss of such a good man and beloved son, brother and uncle.
|I'm very saddened to hear about Randy's passing. I had the opportunity to work with Randy and can say he was one of the few actors I've met with real, world class talent. My condolences to the Godwin family.
|I am so sad to hear about Randy and keep him and the Godwin family in my prayers for Peace. I am glad to have reconnected with him recently and I can only hope that we can all reach out to one another with an openness that invites others in. That is the only way for us not feel alone at our darkest moments. God bless Randy G! He will be missed and in our hearts forever.|
|The video of his life was nice...the only thing missing is the sound of his wonderful laugh. He will be missed and cherished forever. May his family find solice in the love that is being shared throughout the theatre community. Diane|
|As a newcomer to the Detroit theatre scene in the mid 1980's, Randy was one of the first people to make me feel at home. Later we did have the opportunity to work together at the Purple Rose and as I came to know him better, I realized he was not only a very talented performer, but also a sensitive, generous person. His creative spirit has left its mark on our community and Randy will be greatly missed, though never forgotten. My deepest sympathies go out to all of you, but especially to his young nieces and nephews. May God give them the grace to understand.|
|Dear Godwin Family- I had the pleasure and blessing of meeting Randy on the set of "Cut, Print" and "Born of Earth."
Randy always had a smile and always was on top of his game. He will forever be in my heart and I know many, many others. God always takes the best one's first...and Randy was truly one of the best. My heart and prayers go out to you in this difficult time.|
|Live through our laughter
Shine through our tears
Though we smile and move on
We don't turn our backs
But move closer to you|
|Dear Bob and Ann,
Please know that Dolores and I continue to pray for both of you and your family during this difficult time. It is always a very empty feeling when good friends as you both are faced with this situation and can only offer you are constant support.
Joe & Dolores Salvia|
Joe and Dolores Salvia
|As a human being, Randy warmed everyone around him. As an actor, playing with Randy and working to keep up with that wit was bliss. What joy to have had him for a family member, and what sorrow to lose such a one. You are in my prayers. Peace be with you.|
Jean Lyle Lepard
|I am so sorry for the loss of our friend Randy. His wit and unique personality made their mark on many projects, and he will be missed greatly. |
|To all the members of Randys family: I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Randy while at the Meadowbrook Theatre. His quick wit and winning personality was an inspiration to all who knew him. He could cheer up a room faster than anyone I know. I offer my sincerest condolences and prayers. He will be deeply missed. Jim Anthony|
|Randy and I were partners in cynicism, sarcasm and laughter. But both of us always knew that those traits don't reflect negativity toward life, but just the opposite: a desire to live life fully with commitment and awareness. Although we hadn't seen each other for awhile, it always made me smile to know that he was out there somewhere tilting at the windmills. Those of us who knew him are better for it and the world will lose some of its color without him. My sincere condolences to his family and all of us, his many friends.
|Dear Godwin Family,
My prayers are with you at this time of your devastating loss. Please know that Randy was so very loved and respected in this world.
My dear friend Randy,
I pray that you are at peace now. I will miss you...|
Kathi Krater (Dunaj)
|Dear Godwin family, I met Randy at the Meadowbrook theater 2 decades ago during a production of Christmas Carol. He was a regular at our beloved poker games. He was always such a bright light, a source of complex, yet quick humor. Although I have not seen Randy for over 10 years, I still remember his contagious smile his quick wit like it was yesterday. I am deeply saddened by your loss and pray for you all.|
|Dear Godwin Family,
I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Randy on my last film. I looked forward to working with him on many more. It's very sad and unfortunate to lose such a tremendous talent, not to mention just all around high spirited, good willed individual. He will be truly missed and remembered always by his many accomplishments.
My deepest condolences go out to everyone who is forced, prematurely, to grieve the loss of one of Michigan's finest.|
|What a sad loss. Randy was a wonderful guy and a very talented actor. I very much enjoyed working with him on "Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" and am saddened that I won't have that opportunity again. Much love to the family & friends he leaves behind.|
|I will miss Randy. It was a privilege and a joy to know him. God bless.|
|I have known Randy through the Purple Rose Theatre for about 4 years, and thoroughly enjoyed his company. Fortunately, we recently worked on the HIGH SCHOOL film together, and got to enjoy a few laughs.
Our family sends our condolences for your loss.|
|I am saddened at the loss of Randy. I had the pleasure of working with him on several projects and enjoyed his wit and insight.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.|
|I am sorry to hear of your loss of Randy. I am sorry that we lost touch. I believe that we are who we are because of our friends. Randy was one of those great friends that help get you through high school. I could make a long list of crazy things we did together, those memories still make me laugh. My unique sense of humor I trace back to him. May God comfort you during this difficult time. |
|This news has shaken me. I've known Randy for a long time although not well. To me, he was the picture of success in the Detroit market and I still remember his Michigan Lottery ads. |
Rochelle Rosenthal Forester
|Although I had not seen Randy in many years, I always remember his warm smile, full of joy, and the mischievious glint that was always in his eyes. Any room was brighter when he entered; a shadow falls with his leaving...|
|I was just informed of this tragedy today. When I heard, I was totally at a loss for words. I had just gotten to know Randy while working on a film with him a little over a year ago. Since then, we've kept in touch periodically. I had just talked to him not more than a month ago and we discussed upcoming projects. I was privileged to know him both as a colleague and as a friend. Words can't express how I feel at this moment. I only wish that I could do more than just offer condolences. I believe that a piece of Randy remains inside the hearts of all that he touched. Please stay strong and God bless.|
|My heart and prayers go out to all of Randy's family and friends. Randy I knew only a little but in the short time I visited with him I saw he had a sincere smile, a zest for his acting career and seemed to be a kind and caring person. I told him I wanted him to be in one of my future films and wished he could have been.
He had to be a blessing to all and May God bless him and his family.|
Mike Ilitch, Jr
|I worked with Randy 20 some years ago at a place called Arc Reproductions. Randy was, to the best of my memory, a very fun person to work with, and seemed genuinely kind hearted. I also took great pleasure in bragging to my wife and kids, whenever we would watch Escanaba in da moonlight, that I used to know the DNR offcer.
My condolences to his family, friends, and Theater associates.
I am very sad to hear of your son's passing. I have been away from my computer a good part of the week and just got the news yesterday. My prayers go out to you and your family. Sincerely, Bonnie Welbaum |
We can not tell you how sad we were to hear about Randy, he was not just our cousin but he was a good friend. We will truly miss him. Jeff will miss stopping by, having a beer and colorful debates on sports and other topics. I know you will find strength in each other.|
Susie & Jeff Roggin
|Randy was one of the funniest people I've ever met. He had perfect comic timing -- not only on stage, but in real life too. I will miss him.|
|The Godwin family, We were very grateful to have had Randy as a friend and will miss him deeply. He added so much to the movie Ghost Town. A wonderful soul and a good man. We love him. Dean and Tammy Teaster |
Dean and Tammy Teaster
|I'm so sorry for your loss. Randy will be deeply missed. |
|He is not gone! He is just away. Life is short for all of us and we will see him again soon. Continue to Love and Laugh until you meet again. |
Carl and Barbara Borg
|I can only echo the shock of reading of Randy's death and send my condolences to his family and friends. Having grown up in Milford in the 70's, it seemed the Godwin kids were everywhere, and when my family and I spent a few months in Milford in 2007, it was nice to see that they were still around . Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see Randy then, but the memory of his comic wit and friendship will always bring a smile. He was one of the good ones.|
|As a theater-goer at the Purple Rose, I shall always remember Randy. He stood out, was so
talented, and added wit and wisdom to everything he performed in. I am deeply saddened. One never knows how another is truly feeling on the inside. |
| I had known Randy since 1978, and we shared so many wonderful times together in college and afterward. We were in countless plays together and shared so much joy, both onstage and off. I'm sure we were both lost together - and later, I think, proud to find who we truly wanted to be. I will never forget his warm smile and big hugs, his laughter, and his very large heart. Thanks for all of it, Randy. I can only hope you may now know how many people you touched, and by how many you were so deeply loved.
Peace, now and forever.
|Dear Godwin Family: I am so sorry for your loss. During my 24 years employed with the Screen Actors Guild, Randy and I had many conversations and sometimes a disagreement or two, but we were always able to resolve them. He was truly one of my favorites. His talents and comical sense of humor will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.|
|I feel so blessed to have known and worked with this incredibly talented and kind-hearted man. Randy was my friend for 14 years and nobody could make me laugh quite like him. I will miss his infectious laugh, his dry humor, his endearing stories of his family, his generosity on stage and off, his warm hugs that greeted me always and most of all his beautiful spirit. I cannot even imagine this community without him. I love you Randy.....May you be at peace now my friend. |
|My deepest sympathy for your loss. I laughed more than once with Randy.|
|My prayers go out to our friend Randy and the Godwin family. We join the countless who knew and loved Randy.
We only recently learned of his passing and are sorry beyond words. The film world will never be as funny again without him. We pray he has found peace with the angels
Ron & Michelle Ayers |
|I am so sorry for your loss.
Randy was my roommate at Central Michigan Univ. He was also my friend. Though the years had separated us and we didn't stay in touch much -- I have always had nothing but fond memories of Randy and our time together, in College.
He was a good person and could always make me laugh.
It's ironic, that I had just recently found his email address -- and tried to reconnect with him, after all these years.
Please accept my heartfelt thoughts for you and your family.
From someone who hadn't seen Randy in 25 years, but still considered him my friend.
|Dear Godwin family,
I just received the news of the loss of dear Randy. I am a fellow Central Michigan University Theatre friend of Randy's. I was in a few productions with him and thoroughly enjoyed being in his presence.
Randy was one of the most fun-loving, real human beings I have ever met. I am so sorry for your loss.
Randy will be remembered always. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the times to come. Peace to all of you.
|We are so sorry to hear that Randy has passed away. He worked for Mobile Ed Productions doing educational assemblies for schools. In fact we at Mobile Ed had no clue he had passed and were amazed he had missed his show the other day. Our condolences go out to the family. |
Jennifer and Ken Novack
|My deepest condolences to all Randy's family. Not only those who were related to Randy by blood, but all of us who knew him. The thoughts and memories that we have of Randy will help get us through this difficult time, but we will still miss him deeply.
I met Randy back at CMU in the late 70's. From that moment on, we developed a friendship that I will always treasure. We did a few shows together since college, were roommates for a while, and he was my Best Man when I was married. I returned to acting professionally in order to be able to work with Randy again. But I guess what I will miss mostly is, the times when we would be at a Tigers game or watching the Pistons or Lions on TV and just sitting there, both enjoying the game and the company (and a few beers!). I always admired his bravery, talent and wit. I learned a lot from him.
Good bye, Dear Friend! |
|Randy was a beautiful person who was loved by so many. We grieve with you, and keep you all in our prayers.|
|Dear Godwin Family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Randy for over twenty years, but for some reason Randy would pop into my head every now and then. I remeber the times when we were so broke that we had to pool our money to buy a pizza in Greek Town. I can't think of any of the theaters, The Attic, Fourth Street Playhouse, Henry Ford without thinking of Randy. Randy was almost always there and when Randy was there the world was a little bit brighter. Please find comfort in the fact that if Randy has stayed in my heart all these years, he will live on in your hearts forever.
|Dear Godwin Family,
Please know that our hearts are with you in this time of Randy's passing. He was truly a treasure to ever so many people. We met Randy on the set of "Ghost Town the Movie" and truly enjoyed getting to know him. He became best buds with Renee O'Connor's son when he visited the set. They played cowboys in a most perfect setting. I'm sure her son will treasure those moments for the rest of his life. That was merely one gift Randy gave, I am sure there were endless gifts he shared during his lifetime. Each touching someone's heart. May the Peace of the Lord comfort you all.|
Ed Jones & Oenita Blair-Jones
|I am so sorry for your loss.
We will all miss him. He had a kindness that sparkled. He was a very special and amazingly talented man that will be greatly missed. |
|My friend, Candace Hind, told me last night about Randy's passing, asking if I'd known him when I worked at the Purple Rose years ago. I didn't...but it doesn't really seem to matter. All actors, in a way, are family, and my condolences go out to his family and his many friends.|
|Dear Godwin Family,
Randy was such an amazing human being. I met Randy some years back and ever since that time, I loved it when we worked together on a project. He always made everything that much more fun. Randy was so damn funny, and always put everyone around him in a great mood. It's unfortunate that he won't be able to help all of us laugh here in the flesh but he's with us all in spirit. I feel very fortunate to have met him in the first place. He's smiling down on us! Best Wishes- Jeff Solano|
|I am unbelievably sad to have just learned of Randy's passing. I am sure that he would have no idea the impact that his generous soul has made in my life. Always a good word, always happy to see you. He will always have a very special place in my heart.|
|Randy was a great actor and I loved his work. I am saddened with his death but will continue to cherish his work forever!|
|I'm so shocked by Randy's death. We had a lot of good times when he was bartending at Hector & Jimmy's and I closed the kitchen and it was up to us to close the house.. We had a lot of laughs together and he was doing everything to promote his career with the Purple Rose Theater. As I watch the trailers for Youth In Revolt I was so happy for him, even sent a message on facebook. I'm sick to my stomach knowing he is gone.|
|"Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home!"
~ Randy...I was right there with you!
Such a pleasure to have known...such a tragedy to have lost.
Peace be with you now and with your family.|
|I knew Ranall from The Detroit Times improv group. We went on a road trip to Chicago in early 80's to audition for Second City. I truly enjoyed his spirit and sense of humor. I was time traveling in my mind when his name popped up. So sorry to find that he was on eternity road. Although I know he is embracing the next stage of life. |
Robert E. Roock