Services set for Sgt. Randazzo, gulf war casualty


A Mass of Christian burial for Army Sgt. Ronald M. Randazzo, the first Marylander listed as killed in combat in the Persian Gulf war, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Crucifixion, 100 Scott Ave., Glen Burnie.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery on Eastern Avenue, juseast of the Baltimore city limit.

Sergeant Randazzo, 24, of Glen Burnie was killed Feb. 20 wittwo other soldiers when Iraqi fire struck their vehicle on a reconnaissance mission near the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait border.

A 1985 graduate of Glen Burnie High School, he was one of six children of Leona and Paul Randazzo, who live in the 100 block of Ralph Road.

He joined the National Guard between his junior and senior years in high school, then joined the Army in 1987. His four brothers and his father all served in the Guard, and his sister, Alice Brass, is married to a Marine on Persian Gulf duty.

He had planned to study law enforcement at Anne Arundel Community College after the war, hoping to join the FBI.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers, George Joseph Randazzo, Kenneth Scott Randazzo, Michael Paul Randazzo and Paul R. Randazzo III; his sister, Alice Leona Brass; and his grandmother, Alice E. Dreyfus. All are of Glen Burnie.

Visiting hours will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. SW, Glen Burnie, with a Christian wake at 8:30 p.m.

The family suggested donations to the Sgt. Ronald Randazzo Scholarship Fund, in care of the Bank of Glen Burnie, 101 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie 21061.

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