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Obituary: Maplewood native Randi Ehrich Feno, mother and wife, dies at 72

Obituary: Maplewood native Randi Ehrich Feno, mother and wife, dies at 72

From the family of Randi Ehrich Feno:

BATH, PA- Randi Ehrich Feno, a resident of Creekside Meadows in Bath, Pennsylvania, died on the evening of July 5th Randi passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the comfort of her family and loved ones at the age of 72. Randi courageously fought the battle with cancer for the past two years and will be remembered as a pillar of wisdom and strength in her family circle as well as the communities in which she resided.

As those who had the opportunity to meet and speak with Randi know, she was a free thinker. She was not afraid to speak her mind and give realistic advice and hard truths to those close to her. It was a trait she inherited from her family of origin. Born in Newark on March 13,th Randi Ehrich, born in 1952 to Shirley and Melvin Ehrich, grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey with her mother, father, and brother Bill, and was very proud of her community. She loved doing crossword puzzles and engaging in lively conversations with her father, who passed away in 1997, and was extremely close to her mother until her death in 2022. Randi spent her childhood vacations traveling the country by car with her family. As a young adult in the late 1970s, she spent much of her time traveling the United States with friends to see all the beauty our country has to offer.

Randi graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, where her classmates are known for creating the Ultimate Frisbee in 1968. She and her family were also longtime members of B’Nai Israel in Millburn. Randi graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She went on to have a long and successful career at Lord & Taylor as an accounts payable manager for department stores in the tri-state area for decades until her retirement in 2014. She was known to her colleagues as an organized and fair leader.

In 2006, Randi married the love of her life, Joseph Feno, in their home in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Thus began her journey as a mother, as Joseph had two young sons at the time. The boys couldn’t have asked for a better person to join their family and she truly loved them as if they were her own.

Randi Feno

After retiring, Randi remembers fishing trips and short hikes with her husband. They also enjoyed their many trips to local farmers markets and art festivals. Randi also found joy and anxiety in watching every Penn State football and basketball game on television together. He would jump for joy when they won and scream when they lost. Randi also served on various community boards as treasurer and loved supporting the communities where she lived, whether it was Maplewood, New Jersey, Shickshinny, Pennsylvania or Towamensing Trails in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania.

Randi is survived by her husband, Joseph Feno of Bath, Pennsylvania; her sons, Peter Feno of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Joseph Feno and his wife, Holly Feno of Frederick, Maryland; and her granddaughter, Caroline Feno. She also leaves behind her brother, Bill Ehrich and his wife, Patricia Ehrich of Monroe, New York; her nephew, David Ehrich; her niece and nephew, Kathy Ehrich Dowd and Mark Dowd; and a great-nephew and great-niece, Jack and Maggie Dowd of Maplewood, New Jersey. She also leaves behind her mother, Margaret Feno of Freeland, Pennsylvania. She will also be sadly missed by Riley, the family dog.

Randi kept telling her family not to cry or worry because she knew God had a place in heaven for her. Even at the end, she worried more about others than herself. She was and still is a model of life and goodbye.