Alan Douglas Randall

May 31, 1918December 25, 2013


Alan Douglas Randall died on Christmas Day, at the age of 95.

He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, May 31st, 1918. He graduated from Trinity College in 1941, and joined the Army at the start of World War II, where he served in North Africa and Italy until the war ended.

Alan graduated from Tufts University Medical School, and interned at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. There he met and married nurse Gloria Harrison, to whom he was married for 62 years. He spent 2 years stationed in Pusan during the Korean War. He had a 3 year residency in anesthesia at Walter Reed Hospital and Letterman Army Hospital. After this residency, Alan worked as Professor of Anesthesia at Ohio State University and as Doctor of Anesthesia at Cape Cod Hospital. After 13 years in the army and 7 in the reserves, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Alan was an avid sailor and a member of the Hyannis Yacht Club for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife Gloria, son Douglas, daughter Leslie and husband Scott, daughter Susan and husband Brian, daughter Julia and husband James. He was preceded in death by daughter Kathleen. He is also survived by grand children Elizabeth and Cole White; Hannah, Tucker and Heather Worrall; and Tim and Kevin Finley.

Alan was a moral and upright man who never wavered from a straight path. We will miss him.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Yarmouth Port Fire and Rescue, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675, or to South Congregational Church, Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632


  • Visitation Monday, December 30, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Alan Douglas Randall

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December 31, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. It is never easy losing a parent, and on Christmas too. My mother also passed on Christmas morning in 2005. May God Bless your Dad and bless all the wonderful memories you have of him. In Sympathy,
Linda Greene

December 30, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Dr Randall at CCH as a new graduate RN on Maternity from 1968-1969.He was always so kind and patient..When I got married on Nantucket in 1969,he and Dr Sheehy attended my wedding.Many happy memories of a wonderful man. You all are in my thoughts and prayers..Lydia {Bodman} Sherman RN

December 30, 2013

To the Randall Family, Craig and i send our deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad and husband. He was a great man and we all who knew him will miss him. I remember him fondly from all our days at Hyannis Yacht Club. especially "Mother's Day Brunch" he was right with us in the kitchen, taught me to use water instead of milk, never forgot that. a very special guy, his sense of humor was the best.

December 30, 2013

Gloria and family, Please accept my sympathies . I always enjoyed Alan and his interest in sailing.I am sorry that I am unable to express my sympathies in person. Fondly, Bill Lawson

The Staff of Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home

December 27, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.