Randy is a 1984 graduate from Jeannette Senior High School . He then attended Washington and Jefferson College . In 1987, Randy graduated with Honors from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Randy is currently a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, and Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong County Funeral Director’s Association, where he is the current secretary.
Randy continues the tradition of his father, Glenn S. Gelder, by serving the community as a member of the Jeannette Fire Department. Randy is also a member and current Assistant Chief of the Westmoreland County Rough Terrain Support Unit Team 211 and a member of the Westmoreland County Animal Response Team. Randy is also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Jeannette, where he and his family attend. He is also a member of Jeannette’s Knights of Columbus 1222.