Randy Wildes, 56, a resident of Merced, Calif., for 24 years, passed away Jan. 16, 2012. He was born May 10, 1955, in Bangor.

Randy was a graduate of Mount View High School, class of 1973. After graduation he went into the Air Force for the next four years. Randy worked at the Air National Guard in Fresno, Calif., for 33 years.

He enjoyed growing a big garden every year, along with doing do-it-yourself projects around the house. He also enjoyed watching his favorite teams on TV, the New England Patriots, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics; but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Beverly; sons, Joseph and his girlfriend, Mena, of Campbell, Calif., and Daniel and his wife, Rita; grandsons, Ashton and Peyton, all of Merced, Calif.; his mother, Margaret (Honey) Wildes; a brother, Alston, and Alston’s wife, Gwen, and their daughter, Kimberly, and their son, Robbie, and Robbie’s wife, Charlotte, and their daughter, Kristina, and son, Jacob, all of Maine; a brother, Gene, and his wife, Louise, of Connecticut; and numerous family members on both sides of the family coast to coast.

Randy was predeceased by his dad, Joseph Wildes; a sister, Joyce; and grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service was held Jan. 21, at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, in Merced, Calif. A memorial service will be held later in the spring at First Congregational Church in Brooks.