Randy Wilson Darling
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Randy Wilson Darling
  • March 9, 1947 - December 23, 2017
  • Chandler, Arizona

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Randy W. Darling, Capt. USMC, USAF Ret, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Chandler, Arizona on December 23, 2017 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 70 years old.
Randy grew up in California where he graduated from Cal Poly. After graduation, he became a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Randy achieved the final rank of Captain before his honorable discharge.

Randy settled in Phoenix, Arizona after leaving the Corps and worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 23 years as a communications technician; retiring in 2005. During his career, Randy joined the Arizona Air National Guard and completed a career of military service until his retirement.
Randy met his wife, Dorothy, in Tempe, Arizona and they married in 1983. They had many common interests, were very happy together and shared 34 wonderful years.

Randy is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Frances Brock (Walter). He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Chandler; two children, Kelly Kron (Ami) of Gilbert and Bryan Darling (Casey) of Portsmouth, VA; a stepdaughter Donna Wiest (Robert) of Woodstown, NJ; four grandchildren Chloe and Brady Kron and Adelaide and Eli Darling; father and stepmother Raymond Darling (Loraine) of Lake Havasu City, AZ; brother James Short (Pat) of Mohave Valley, AZ; sister Linda Thompson (Greg) of Durango, CO and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85024, on Friday, 1/12/2018 at 10:00am. Full military honors will be rendered by the United States Air Force Honor Guard with a memorial and committal service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Phoenix area detachments of the Marine Corps League and/or Hospice of the West, 21410 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85027; who took wonderful care of him at the end. Services were entrusted to Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Chandler, AZ.