Shari Leeman Randall, 51, surrounded by her many loving family members and lifelong friends from high school and Beal College, and her coworkers, lost her courageous four-year battle with breast cancer April 2, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Her sons feel that she will now join her beloved dog, Rocky, on his long run on the beach.

Shari was born Dec. 3, 1958, at Thayer Hospital in Waterville to Jerome M. and Elizabeth A. (Sullivan) Leeman. She graduated from Belfast High School in 1977 and from Beal College in 1979. She also graduated as a medical assistant from Kennebec Valley Technical Institute. While in school she had a passion for athletics and played on the volleyball and softball teams.

She married Cliff Randall, and became a mom to Danny and Geoffrey. She became very involved as a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout leader, including planning, fundraising and participating in a memorable trip to Nova Scotia for the troop. Shari also was involved in local T-ball, farm team baseball and BUM League Basketball. She served as Liberty recreation director, was on the Liberty Community Hall Committee, and organized the St. Jude Hospital Bike-a-Thon held in Liberty.

She was proud of her medical assistant status and worked locally in Belfast for Dr. Thanhauser, Dr. Kamins and Bayview Physical Therapy. In 2005 she became an employee of Penobscot Bay Physicians and Associates and worked at their Waldoboro Family Medicine Practice, where she remained until her passing.

In addition to her parents of Searsport, Shari is survived by two sons, Geoffrey Randall of Liberty and Daniel Randall and his wife, Katie, of Swanville; two brothers, Shawn and his wife, Amy, and their son, Sean, of Liberty and Scott Leeman of Winterport; a sister, Stacy Bridges, and her son, Trevor, of Searsport; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Leeman; her former husband, Cliff Randall; four uncles, Larry Sullivan and his wife, Sandra, of Hampden, Bradley Leeman of Jefferson, Carl Moody and his wife, Brenda, of Liberty and Harvey Roberts of Palermo; two aunts, Maureen Richards of Camden and Gaye Roberts of Belfast; many cousins, nephews and nieces; the Beal girls, Val, Pam, Darleen, Penny, Rose, Julie, Ella and Nancy from Beal College; her longtime friend, Karen Ashton Cronin; her cancer group support partner, Karen Garland; her coworkers from Waldoboro Family Medicine and the PBPA Billing Department who remained by her side until the end; as well as her many friends in the community and from Waldo County YMCA Volleyball.

She was predeceased by a brother, Steven Leeman, May 16, 2006.

Shari’s family would like to thank Dr. Nadia Ramadin, oncologist from Penobscot Bay Medical Center, and the staff at the Cancer Care Center and Infusion Center, as well as the nurses on the medical surgery unit of Dr. Paine for their many, many months of support during the numerous cancer treatments.

A memorial service to celebrate Shari’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are with the Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service in Waldoboro.

In the spirit of paying it forward, Shari’s sons request in lieu of flowers donations to the Transportation Fund, c/o Cancer Care Center of Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Attn: Virginia Vaitones, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, ME 04856.