Joseph Michael Rando, 52, of Ocean View, Del. passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.? He was a graduate of Salisbury University and received his graduate degree at the University of Maryland. His career in social work spanned 30 years, working with the elderly, children and families. He began his career as a social worker and nursing home administrator at Manokin Manor in Princess Anne, Md. followed by 15 years as a child protective service worker and administrator for the Cecil County Department of Social Services. In 2001, he became the Assistant Director of Services for the Wicomico Department of Social Services and served as the Office Manager for the Salem County, N.J. Department of Families and Youth Services for the past two years. He believed strongly in community service and served as a board member and president of the Cottages on White’s Creek Homeowners Association for 19 years. He was dedicated to his family, loving the time he spent with his wife, sons and grandson. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, Del.
Rando is preceded in death by his father, Carlo Rando. He was survived by his mother; Caterina Rando of Newark, Del.; his wife, Regina (Jugler) Rando; three sons, Geoffrey C. Rando and his wife, Jessi, Gregory M. Rando and Matthew J. Rando; a grandson, Tucker F. Rando; a brother, Russell Rando, Sr. and his wife Lillian; a sister, Nina Fleck and her husband Raymond Fleck, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was set for Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro, Del.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ranch Hope Counseling Services, 45 Sawmill Road, Alloway, NJ 08001-0325.