OBITUARY

Randall David Avram

January 14, 1958January 14, 2021

Randall David Avram (“Randy”), 63, of Raleigh passed away on January 14, 2021. Raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by his parents Gary and Patricia Avram, Randy grew up an active athlete with his brother Andy playing basketball, golf, baseball, and tennis.

Randy attended the University of North Carolina where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1981. In Chapel Hill, Randy met the love of his life, Amy, when she picked him up hitchhiking one morning in 1979.

Randy attended Wake Forest School of Law where he graduated summa cum laude with the highest honors. Following graduation, Randy worked at Hunton & Williams as an attorney with the Labor and Employment Team where he quickly became Partner. In 2003, Randy joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as a Partner. During Randy’s time at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, he served as the Team Leader of the Labor and Employment team for many years. Randy represented numerous Fortune 100 companies throughout his career receiving almost every top legal accolade available including being annually recognized by Chambers and Best Lawyers as a top attorney in his field, and twice being named Best Lawyers’ “Raleigh Lawyer of the Year.” Randy was a coveted and go-to resource nationally in the Labor and Employment legal community because of his unique and creative legal acumen and extensive experience. One of Randy’s oldest clients described him as “the gunslinger” because Randy always fought for his clients - - just like he fought cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Avram; and his nephew, Tucker Avram.

Surviving Randy are his mother Patricia; brother, Andy; wife, Amy; three sons, David (wife Chelsea), Andrew (wife Myers), and Banks; grandson, Sonny; and beloved dog, Pinny.

To family and friends, Randy was known for his uncanny sense of humor, kind and loving heart, and constant generosity. He was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family fully. Randy loved the Tar Heels, fishing and playing golf with his sons, and spending time with his family at Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

UPDATED , January 21, 2021 - A private family memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be attended by immediate family. For those who would like to view the service remotely a link is available at www.brownwynneraleigh.com or directly through: https://video.ibm.com/channel/island-sound . The live stream will be available starting at 1:50 p.m.

In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests that donations be sent to the Randall Avram Memorial Fund at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6902586&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC, (919) 828-4311; condolences may be made through www.brownwynneraleigh.com.

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Sue and John Olesiuk

February 16, 2021

Dear Amy and Family,
John and I remember our times together at Wake Forest, and especially in the married student apartments. You two, like us, became parents there and we remember that the guys played softball together over the years at Wake.
We send our sincere sympathies to each of you.
May God keep you in his care,
John & Sue

Bruce Clarke

February 11, 2021

Randy and I were friendly law firm competitors back in the day. He was always generous with his time, experiences, funny stories and eager to share an after hours cold beer. I admired him, appreciated his skill and his humanity. My sincerest condolences to Amy and the family.

Alan Murray

January 26, 2021

Randy is leaving a legacy of family, friends and a life well lived. We will miss his laughter, joy and his concern for others. I feel lucky to know him and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Alan Murray

King Prather

January 26, 2021

Amy and family.... Randy was an inspiration to authenticity. He never met a stranger. I will find strength in his memory.

Sandy Mitchell

January 26, 2021

Amy,
My heart goes out to you and everyone who loved Randy deeply.
Randy will truly be missed. I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. I'm holding you in my heart. Thanks for allowing me to meet your best friend and the love of your life. R.I.P Randy

Christian Yaste

January 25, 2021

Although I only knew Randy professionally, he impressed me as one of the most caring and thoughtful attorneys I have ever worked with. Randy immediately made me feel comfortable in two specific situations when I retained his counsel. I am thankful for the gracious calls and interactions I had with him. Very sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences to his family and coworkers. God bless.

William McBride

January 24, 2021

Dear Amy and Family,
It was a real shock to hear of Randy's passing. I loved his spirit and zest in all things and am having a hard time reconciling that memory with him being gone. We rarely saw him after he left Hunton but it was always fun to catch up.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was special in many ways.
Wally McBride

Susan and Mark Warren

January 21, 2021

Dear Amy and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s death. Please know we are thinking of you all. Sending comfort and prayers your way.
Fondly,
Susan & Mark

Tod Penney

January 19, 2021

Condolences to Amy, Children and Family,
Great memories of Randy back in the UNC days, he was a fine friend.
Very sad to hear.
Tod Penney

Kathleen Osterbind

January 19, 2021

Dear Amy, Andrew and Banks, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Randy was a great guy, loved his family unequivocally and was admired by many. During our work together at Hunton & Williams, Randy was a wonderful boss, fair, reasonable and more than willing to share his knowledge of the law. His personal life provided all with a tremendous role model to strive to achieve. I always admired the absolute love he had for Amy, his sons and family. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again in the grand and final resting place of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Kathy Osterbind (Hill)

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