Remembrances


Randy Buhlman

Randy Buhlman
Randy Buhlman (Aug. 21, 1959 - Aug. 1, 2009), a former Davis AYSO board member, passed away at the age of 49. The City of Davis soccer field at Westwood Park has been named in his honor.


Davis Enterprise, published on August 11th, 2009

 

Randolph Robert Buhlman, best known as Randy, passed away suddenly on Aug. 1, 2009, surrounded by family and friends. Born Aug. 21, 1959, he was 49 years old.

 

He was the loving husband of Leslie Ebert Buhlman, and extraordinary father of Holly, 16; Rudy, 14; Claire, 13; and Paul, 10. He was a dedicated coach and supporter of his children's sports teams in baseball, soccer, lacrosse and basketball, as well as being the catcher for his own men's league baseball teams, the Timberwolves, RiverDogs, Phillies and ValleyDogs.

 

He was an accomplished woodworker and furniture maker. A graduate of Antioch High School, UC Davis and San Francisco State University, he enjoyed a successful career as a civil engineer.

 

Randy was truly living his dream watching his children grow and spending more time with them than most fathers get to in a lifetime. He often commented that he was doing exactly what he wanted to and was so very lucky. We are so very blessed to be his family, to love him and also to have shared with him his enjoyment of his life. We have all lost a great, loving, patient, steadfast and spiritual man.

 

Randy is survived by his mentor, William Corey; mother, Sharon Espinoza; brother, Jason Coray; sisters, Denise Ramos and Melissa McGuire; mother-in-law, Joyce Ebert; sisters-in-law, Julie and Diane Ebert, and Sandra Coray; brothers-in-law. Mike Ebert, Steve Ramos, Ian McQuillan and Scoop McGuire; nieces, Katie, Chele and Paige; and nephews, Ryan and Danyon.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the children's college funds. Please send contributions directly to Union Bank Payable to Account # 1501224172, 300 E St., Davis, CA 95616 or Buhlman Family Fund, c/o Jamie Crook, 1818 Glenn Place Davis, CA 95616 (payable to Leslie, Holly, Rudy, Claire or Paul Buhlman).

 

A celebration of life service will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Davis Little League fields at Covell Boulevard and F Street. For more information on how to help the Buhlman family children, please go to http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/616521.



Andy Alexander

Andy Alexander
Drebelbis "Andy" Alexander (Jan. 17, 1952 – Aug. 26, 2009), a long-time AYSO referee, passed away at the age of 57. The Davis AYSO Building has been named in his honor. See the plaque above the front door.

Drebelbis Andrew "Andy " Alexander was a bold presence as a referee for many years for AYSO and more recently DYSL soccer. His experienced view of the game allowed him to be a mentor to many AYSO referees.

Andy's son, Will, pictured here next to Andy, grew up on Davis soccer and played as Keeper on the DHS varsity team.

Andy was an avid volunteer and made great friendships wherever he went. His sudden departure makes his absence all the more apparent. Andy's positive personality and great laugh will be missed on the soccer pitch.

— Davis AYSO

Davis Enterprise, published on August 26, 2009


Drebelbis Andrew "Andy" Alexander of Davis died suddenly of natural causes on Aug. 18, 2009.

 

Born in San Francisco on Jan. 17, 1952, to the late Ethel and Drebelbis Alexander, he was 57 years old.

 

Alexander founded Altair Network and Computer Solutions, a Davis-based business that combined his passions for knowledge, technology and helping people.

 

Here is a message from Andy's wife...

Andy Alexander died unexpectedly of a coronary thrombosis on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. He had not been suffering, so his death is a great shock to all of us. However, we take comfort in the fact that his love of the game and his active participation in referee activities and games brought him great joy, not only because of the beauty of the sport but also the many opportunities to interact with active, wonderful people.

 

If anyone would like to take action to commemorate Andy's remarkable life spirit, a most appropriate gesture would be to think of him at that next soccer game or tournament or practice and to do whatever possible to foster and expand the beautiful game that he so loved.

 

Thank you, 

Sally Teaford Alexander





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