Randolph Thomas Breton, 61, of Hamilton, VA, passed away on September 4, 2020. He was born on June 27, 1959, in Arlington, VA, to Adrien A. and Marilyn J. Breton. He grew up in Sterling, VA, and graduated from Broad Run High School. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and spent a summer at the Governor’s School for the Gifted. He attended Northern Virginia Community College.
Randy dedicated his life to caring for others. He began his 45-year-long EMS career at Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1975. He was also a past member of Arcola-Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He joined Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1980 and was a life member. During his time at Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad, he held numerous leadership positions, including captain, chief, vice president, and president. He also served as president of the Hamilton Safety Center and was a member of its Board of Directors.
Early in his career, Randy was employed at Loudoun Memorial Hospital, the Loudoun-Times Mirror (where he acted as an advertising account executive), and Advertising Management Associates. He worked at Loudoun-Fairfax Ambulance Service from 1989 until 2002, when he was hired by Physicians Transport Service. He was Chief of Operations at Physicians Transport Service for 12 years before becoming Clinical Education Manager. He instructed medical providers of all levels for over 40 years.
Active in the Virginia Ambulance Association, he was the organization’s vice president between 2015 and 2019 and started his term as president in 2019.
Among his many awards, Randy received two Northern Virginia EMS Region Virginia Governor’s Awards — the 2006 Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider and the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in EMS, Excellence in EMS. In 1988, he received the Clark J. Deener Award for Continuous Contribution to Loudoun County EMS Services. He was the recipient of the 2012 Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Services Hall of Fame Award for significant lifetime contributions to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.
An avid Washington Nationals fan, Randy attended every opening day game the team played since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2005. He attended the playoff and World Series home games and was excited when they won the championship.
Randy was a member of Round Hill Baptist Church for 35 years.
Randy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Trudy L. Breton; sons, Benjamin R. Breton and Douglas P. Breton of Hamilton, VA; mother, Marilyn J. Breton of Sterling, VA; sisters, Kathy L. Rowley (Roger) of Colonial Beach, VA, and Michelle K. Karmen of Sterling, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Adrien A. Breton.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Cornerstone Chapel, Leesburg, VA. Interment was at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, VA.
Donations in his memory may be made to Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 111, Hamilton, VA 20159.