In Memory of Randy Thomas SASO-SHAW

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Service Date:   August 28, 2013, 12:00 am

Date of Birth:   February 22, 1989

Date of Death:   August 13, 2013

Service Type:   Celebration of Life

Charitable Donations Made To:   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Randy to: Ivy Center, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122, 206-386-2738

Life Legacy:
Randy Thomas Saso-Shaw, born February 22nd, 1989, died August 13th, 2013. Randy Saso-Shaw Age 24, was born in Renton, Washington on February 22, 1989. Randy came into lives of Michael, Sondra, and Malia Shaw of Gig Harbor at the age of 12. Randy is survived by his parents Michael and Sondra Shaw; his sister Malia Shaw; grandparents Joanne Greco, Dick and Jackie McChesney and Don and Sharon Shaw; biological parents Kristin Saso and Ritchie Saso; brothers Travis, Christopher, Justin, and Michael Williams; along with numerous family and friends. Randy fought a long battle with brain cancer like a warrior, and always maintained a positive outlook. His strongest trait was staying upbeat, even during the greatest trials of his life. He never let anything stand in his way from achieving his goals, including earning his high school diploma during his battle. Randy participated in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk annually. His motto was "la vita e' bella," life is beautiful. Randy succumbed to his illness on August 13, 2013. He touched the hearts and lives of many. He was a beacon of light and brought joy and laughter to all. Randy loved to entertain friends, watch movies and to cook. He took pride his friend- ships. A significant person in Randy's life was his high school girlfriend Jordyn Panitzke. Their friendship remained unmatched. A Celebration of Life for Randy will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor. Service to begin at 3:00pm.

Messages of Condolence:

"Hey Randy, I didn't ever meet you, but I feel like I've always known you. My son, Mikael Andrew Clum, was diagnosed with GBM Stage 4 on 1/18/08 and passed 4/20/09 at age 23.. much like you. Reading about your journey with this beast of a cancer, reminded me so much of my son and our own journey with it. I hope the two of you have met now, wherever you are, and are safe and happy to be free of that nasty cancer. Cheers to you both today, and everyday! With Love, Pops "
- Chrisman Clum

"You will be missed! A ray of hope and love."
- Jan Storbakken

"A letter to my grandson, When we celebrated your life yesterday, your Great Grandpa Dan said sometimes we never understand why some people are taken from our lives when they are so young. I've been asking that since you were diagnosed with brain cancer 4 years ago. I believe that God gave me the answer today. Even though there's an emptiness with you gone, the grief will be easier to bear now. You lived long enough; you did the work you were sent into this world to do, and you were ready for Heaven when it was done. You loved the life you were given, despite what was thrown at you. You taught so many to love their own lives. You loved us and made sure we knew it. You left this world gracefully and bravely. You died young, yet you were satisfied with your life. We were fortunate to be given these few extra years to spend with you. The last 14 weeks were the hardest weeks of my life, but also some of the best ones. I will always cherish those moments. During this short time, you taught me how to live life even while you were dying. You taught me that the people we love are more important in life than the things we desire. You taught me to face the things we are afraid of head on. But most of all, you taught me that "la vita è bella." You are always in my heart, Grandma August 29, 2013 "
- Joanne Greco

"Randy, although I did not know you in life, I know that you are an amazing person. To the family and friends of Randy, I truly wish you peace. Your son, grandson, family member and friend seemed like the best kind of person there is. He battled this terrible cancer for 4 years and for that he is a warrior! "la vita e bella" Randy, through your family you have touched many. - Stephania, a fellow brain cancer warrior - also RIP my daddy brain cancer warrior who lost his battle Nov. 22, 2013"
- Stephania

"I was sorry to hear about Randy, I was looking forward to meeting him. I did not know him well but I do know that in his short lifetime he managed to touch the lives of a lot of people. Many people have benefited from his story that has been so graciously shared. Thank you for still being an inspiration to all of those you touch, Theresa George"
- Theresa George

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