Joseph Randi

Obituary of Joseph Randi


​Dr. Joseph Anthony Randi, D.D.S., 92, ​of Janes Road, Canton and Venice, FL died ​January 5, 2016 at his farm while under the care of his loving family.


The family will receive friends on Monday, January 9th from 3-6 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton.  His funeral service will be Tuesday, January  10th at 10:30 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Canton with Rev. Michael P. Catanzaro officiating.  Burial will be held privately in Evergreen Cemetery.


​Dr. Randi was born, August 4, 1924, in Queens, NY, a son of the late, Anthony & Mary Weldon Randi.  In 1943 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp (during WWII), where he earned the rank of Second Lieutenant.  He was honorably discharged in 1946.  With assistance from the GI Bill he attended Adelphi University and later received his Doctor of Dentistry from Columbia Dental School. ​

​Dr. Randi was a retired dentist whose practice was in Garden City, NY.​

​On November 4, 1948, he married his ​beloved ​Helen Clara Maybee at the NYC Supreme Court with Judge Hecht as celebrant.  The couple were married 67 years.


​Surviving are his children, Mary Detrick of Chicago, IL, Anthony (Ruth) Randi of Garden City, NY and Matthew (Linda) Randi of Canton; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Randi of Canton; his grandchildren, Helen, Cyrus & Abraham; Kathleen, Timothy, Matthew, Andrew & Scott; Joseph& Jessica; William & Chesney and Matthew & Shawntel and nineteen great-grandchildren.


​H​e was predeceased by his wife, Helen C. Randi on March 23, 2016 and by a son, J.A. “Joe” Randi, who died May 7, 2015​.


​Dr. Randi was a member of the Cherry Valley Country Club, the Plantation Golf & Country Club , St, Lawrence Golf & Country Club and the Saratoga Trap & Skeet Club.​


​He took great pride in his family and home.  He loved woodworking and was a fine craftsman and he was a true handy-man

who ​could fix practically anything. He was also a great teacher of those skills.    

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.