day is Christmas!
phrase sums up the spirit of Paul Joseph Randles and his attitude
toward life. Paul showed us the most important thing in this world
is to know how to give.
Paul, loving husband of Katty Pepermans, passed away on February
10, 2003 at his home in Kent, Washington. He was 37 years old.
Paul was affectionately known as “Papa Christmas”
by his many friends and co-workers. He is famous for playing Santa
Claus at holiday parties and for having an always-full stocking
of candy at his desk.
Paul was born in Seattle, Washington on December 16, 1965. He
graduated from Kamiakin High School in 1983. He then went on to
attend college at Central Washington University where he earned
a B.A. in English.
Paul was an avid board game player as well as experienced game
designer. His award-winning game Pirate’s Cove
was one of the top 10 board games in Germany in 2002. Paul had
a successful career at Wizards of the Coast where he worked on
such games as Robo Rally, The Great Dalmuti
and Xena & Hercules. After leaving Wizards, Paul
went on to found his own game design and brokerage firm, Randles
Games. He leaves behind a legacy of games such as Key Largo,
Pyramids of Egypt and Space Race. He also brokered
games created by other designers which included Monsters Madness.
Paul loved playing golf in his free time. As his illness progressed
and he was unable to play golf outside, he enjoyed taking on his
friends in a game of “Tiger Woods Golf” from his bedside.
Paul had a special place in his heart for his cats, Rocky &
Sylvester. They kept a bedside vigil with him as his cancer treatment
Paul’s driving goal in life was to make people happy and
help others to live positively. Everyone who came into contact
with Paul was touched by the generosity, vitality, strength of
spirit and dignity he showed throughout every phase of his life.
Paul showed he cared through the overwhelming compassion of his
great big bear hugs. No matter what his situation, he always had
time to listen to others and give advice when needed.
Friends are still invited to share memories and sign the family’s
online guest book at www.flintofts.com.