Rest in Peace Randy Kiernan

It is with great sorrow I share the news of our dear member Randy Kiernan’s passing. Randy was an original Cville Burn member. You could always count on him to show up early to class, give his fellow “burners” a hard time, and talk about fitness for hours. He will be missed by all who knew him at CrossFit Charlottesville.

We will hold a memorial workout in his honor in the near future.

Randy’s obituary can be found here:

Joseph Randall “Randy” Kiernan, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on June 24, 2019 surrounded by his family. Randy was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, where he proudly served as the school’s mascot, The Hawk, from 1981-1982.

Randy’s professional career was spent in the technology sector starting at Wang Labs. He worked at Apple Computer, Palm Inc., and most recently as a Sales Director at Blackberry. Randy’s true interests were his family and sports. He was a Philadelphia Eagles and St. Joseph’s University Hawks fan. He also followed the University of Virginia Cavaliers and the Florida State Seminoles. Randy was born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey. Before moving to Charlottesville, Randy lived in Palm Harbor, Florida for 18 years and Ridley Park, PA for 10 years. He was active in many athletic endeavors and he and his family participated in weekend road races, triathlons, biathlons and bike races. For the past several years he rowed with the Rivanna Rowing Club and was a crossfitter at Charlottesville Crossfit.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Colleen Campbell Kiernan; and daughters, Caroline Kiernan, Katharine Kiernan, Moira Kiernan Concannon and son-in-law William Concannon. He is also survived by his loving father, Joseph R. Kiernan, brother Mark Kiernan (Barbara), and sisters Jane Hartsough, Annette Lawlor (Richard) and Mary Boyle (Eric). He is also survived by his brothers and sisters in-law, and many nieces and nephews, who will all miss his gifts of sporting gear. He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Huhn Kiernan.

Visitation will take place at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd, Southampton, PA 18966, on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00am to 11:00am. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Randy Kiernan Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph’s University: https://giving.sju.edu/kiernanscholarship

1 thought on “Rest in Peace Randy Kiernan

  1. Mary Kiernan Boyle July 1, 2019 — 8:51 pm

    I am Randall’s youngest sister, Mary, and wanted to thank Charlottesville CrossFit and its members for giving my brother a lot of happiness during the years that he was a member there. He spoke with great pride about the workouts he did and the friends he made. It was home. Randy chose to be very private about his illness and so I understand that this passing was a shock to many. He lead a great life, despite a difficult last few months, so I just wanted you all to know that he attributed a lot of his joy to the time he spent with each of you.

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