Randy Allen Blythe

LISBON– Randy Allen Blythe, 60, of Lisbon passed away at Salem Regional Medical Center Wednesday March 3, 2021 of heart and kidney failure. He was born in Salem, Ohio Nov. 23,1961, a son of Orville and Mary Ann Blythe.

He was a construction worker, worked as an assistant manager for Shoney’s in Youngstown and Hermitage, Pa. and while in Indianapolis, Ind., he worked for Ice Pack. He was a graduate of Lisbon High School and received a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Ashland College. Randy was an avid fisherman, fishing with his cousin Nick Bookman (with whom he resided with for a three-year period), David Hartman and also his companion dog C.J.

Besides his parents Randy is survived by a brother, Michael (Lisa) Blythe of Salem; a nephew, Wesley Blythe; a niece, Elizabeth Blythe Gilbert; and close cousins Jeri Nelis-Johnson, Sonny Johns and Brenda Bookman; as well as his many other family members and close neighborhood friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved dog C.J.; his paternal grandparents, Orville and Edith Blythe; and maternal grandparents, Moritz “Mike” and Louise Hartman.

No services will be held but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the American Kidney Foundation 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association 300 S. Riverside Plaza Ste 1200 Chicago, IL 60606-6637. The family would like to say a special thank you to those that made Randy’s life easier in his struggle with his illness.

Friends and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Salem, OH 330-337-6363.