MERCER, Pa. (MyValleyTributes) – Randy W. Zigo, 62, of Mercer, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Randy was born in Sharon on September 17, 1960 to the late Frank and Etta (Rodgers) Zigo.
He graduated from Mercer High School in 1978.
He was employed at the Mercer County Courthouse as a micrographics and archival technician.
Randy was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Mercer.
He was a gifted artist. In his senior year of high school, he received a summer scholarship to the Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. His achievements included winning the PA State Parks competition with his painting of McConnells Mill and winning the Working Together for Wildlife competition three times, which resulted in his work being featured on the cover of Pennsylvania Game News magazine. He also designed the Mercer County seal, which is used as letterhead for the courthouse, and has been commissioned to design for the Pennsylvania Conservation Officers on several occasions. He often donated his work to individuals and organizations.
A keen nature lover, he loved to walk in the forest and take photos, which he used as a reference for his painting. Hunting was also something he looked forward to each season.
Randy loved listening to music and playing the banjo with his musical family and friends.
He shared strong bonds with his wife and daughter, valued his relationships with family and friends, and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Many will remember Randy for his sense of humor. Quick-witted and at times quirky, his cartoonish drawings, stories and one-liners could always make you laugh.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lee Ann Stull, whom he married on August 20, 1983; a daughter, Megan Zigo; three sisters, Catherine Burk, Linda (Todd) Kilgore, Stephanie (Russell) Smith and two brothers, Edward Zigo and Regis (Michele) Zigo. Also surviving are three nieces, Nashira Burk, Hannah and Sarah Zigo; four nephews, Joshua and Stephen Burk, Matthew (Lara) Sullivan and Sebastian Stull; a great-niece, Roselyn Sullivan; and two grand-nephews, Liam Burk and Hunter Sullivan.
The family proposes that memorial donations be made to Birchwood Kennels, 234 Birchwood Drive, Transfer, PA 16154.
Office hours are Monday, November 28, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 100 Penn Avenue, Mercer, with the Rev. Andrew Boyd, pastor, as celebrant.