Randolph Stewart Licht, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 while playing rugby, a game he loved. He was a current resident of Monument, CO and a former resident of Colorado Springs. Randy was born on August 24th, 1958 to Frederic John Licht Sr. and Lilla (McKnight) Licht in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He grew up in upstate New York, graduating from Trumansburg Central High School in 1976 and Amherst College, MA in 1980, with a degree in Physics.
After college he moved to San Jose, CA to work and play semi-professional rugby with the San Jose Seahawks. Randy was employed in the defense industry for the majority of his career and received numerous recognitions and awards for his work. He later moved to Colorado Springs, where he met and married his wife, Cathy Crompton in 1996. His first love was the sport of rugby, which he played throughout his life and was also a coach and referee. Randy was a devoted Republican who volunteered tirelessly for the El Paso County Republican Party, and was honored to be elected as an alternate delegate to the upcoming Republican Convention in Cleveland. A devout Roman Catholic, he was deeply involved in his church community and was a member of the Crucillo Movement. He believed strongly in the Pro-Life Movement and was an active and supportive volunteer for this cause frequently testifying in support of pro-life legislation.
He is survived by his wife Cathy, of almost 20-years, their children, Scott and Emma, two brothers, Rick (Karen) and Rob, and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.
All services will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, Monument, CO on Saturday May 21st. Visitation will be from 8:45 to 9:30 AM, followed by a Rosary at 9:30 and funeral mass at 10:00. A reception will be held after the mass in Jaeger Hall, adjacent to the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International) in Englewood, CO or the Life Network.