Randy Bordner Obituary, Death – In a heartfelt and somber announcement, Duncannon Emergency Medical Services shared the news of the passing of their beloved colleague and friend, Randy Bordner, who left this world peacefully in the early hours of yesterday. Randy’s impact on the EMS community was profound, as he served not only as a colleague but also as a mentor and, in some cases, an influential figure, leaving a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to have known him.
Randy’s EMS journey spanned numerous counties and agencies across South-Central PA, a testament to his commitment to serving and helping others in need. During his time at West Shore ALS from 2004 to around 2014, Randy made Duncannon his preferred station, citing the familiarity of Perry County’s people as the reason behind his choice. His connection with the community resonated deeply, reflecting his ability to communicate effectively and genuinely connect with those he served.
Following his departure from Adams Regional Emergency Medical Service, Inc. in 2018, Randy continued to contribute to Duncannon EMS as a part-time EMT until the end of 2019, when his last certification expired. Even after stepping back from the frontlines, Randy’s dedication remained unwavering. His influence extended beyond his role as a paramedic, as he became the go-to person for maintenance tasks and played a crucial role in renovating the organization’s banquet hall in 2020 and 2021. His commitment to his craft and his community was undeniable, making him an indispensable asset to the team.
As a mark of their deep appreciation for Randy’s service, Duncannon EMS dedicated a newly acquired ambulance to him, affectionately named “The Oldest Living Paramedic,” during his retirement celebration in January 2020. It was a fitting tribute to a man whose legacy would forever be entwined with the organization he dedicated his life to.
Randy’s influence transcended his professional life, as he touched the lives of many, earning the nickname “the old man” with affection and respect. His recent baptism, facilitated by current and former Duncannon EMS personnel, along with a Penn State Life Lion paramedic and his wife, attested to the profound impact he had on those around him, even in his final moments.
As the EMS community mourns the loss of Randy Bordner, Duncannon EMS asks for prayers and thoughts for his friends, family, and all those whose lives he touched throughout his distinguished career. His memory will undoubtedly live on as a source of inspiration and guidance for those who continue to serve their communities with the same passion and dedication that Randy exemplified throughout his life.