SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 11, 2012

Randall G. Percival


Raymond, N.H. — Randall “Randy” G. Percival, 55, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 9. He was born on October 8, 1957, in Champagne, Ill., the son of Gene V. and Helen E. (Coonrod) Percival.

A resident of Raymond, N.H., for the last 26 years, Randy grew up in Wenham and also formerly lived in Beverly. He was a graduate of North Shore Regional Vocational High School in Beverly, and was formerly employed by Varian Corporation in Gloucester and by Micrion / FEI in Peabody. He was a co-founder of ALIS Corporation and for the last six years was employed as a research and development optics engineer for Carl Zeiss, NTS in Peabody.

Randy was a very bright man with many interests. One of his favorite quotes was from an unknown author; “I’d rather know a little bit about everything, rather than everything about nothing.” This was Randy. He was a licensed pilot who loved flying. Around the home, he was a skilled handyman who could fix anything. He could do it all from welding to sewing and also enjoyed gardening and landscaping in the back yard.

An avid outdoorsman, Randy also enjoyed many activities including camping, fishing, boating, four wheeling, hiking, backpacking, and searching for lost treasures with a metal detector. He was also a talented guitarist.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Betti (Carney) Percival of Raymond, N.H.; two sons, Shawn and his wife Brandi Percival of Haughton, La., and Kevin and his wife Ashley Percival of Dover, N.H.; one grandson Zander Randall Percival and one expected grandchild; two sisters, Cynthia and her husband Terry Young, and Lydia and her husband Peter McGregor; three brothers, Keith and his wife Karen Percival, Kent and his wife Cindy Percival, and Steve and his wife Mary Ellen Percival; his sister-in-law Cathy George; two brother-in-laws Michael Carney and Kevin and his wife Angie Carney; his step brother-in-law Jay and his wife Lynn; his step mother-in-law Lynn Carney; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 12, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, N.H. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 208 Pleasant St., Epping, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to “The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation” 5526 West 13400 South, 510 Salt Lake City, Utah 84096; or at www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/donate.htm. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.