Rande J. Stottlemyer, 62, of Charleroi, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer's.
A son of the late Kenneth and Betty Magnus Stottlemyer, he was born on Feb. 24, 1955, in Glendale, W.Va. Rande attended The Bible Chapel of South Hills and loved wrestling, hunting, fishing, and being a dad.
He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 with a BS degree in Physical Education and was also the wrestling coach for the University of Pittsburgh from 1978 until his retirement in 2013. Fondly known as "Coach" by the thousands of wrestlers he coached at Pitt, camps, and clubs. Rande was a two-time Junior National Freestyle Champion and a three-time NCAA All-American.
Rande served in several offices including president of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and Chairman of the Division I NCAA Rules Committee for wrestling.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Regina (Carson) Stottlemyer; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Tara Stottlemyer, at home; Rebecca (Rick) Bergstedt, of Swansboro, N.C.; Jaclyn (Daniel) Royall, of South Strabane; Kelsey (Jesse) Pust, of Fallowfield Township; three brothers and sisters-in-laws, Dr. Keith (Sarah) Stottlemyer, of Riverside, Calif.; Ken (Sandee) Stottlemyer, of Hermitage; Rex (Caroline) Stottlemyer, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one sister, Jan Stottlemyer, of Tequesta, Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Sean, in 1983, and a sister-in-law, Susan, in 1997.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's research.
Rande, 62, of Charleroi, Pa.
Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday (2-1-18) and Friday (2-2-18) in FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (2-3-18) at The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Published on January 29, 2018