In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM – Randy Roberts, ACE


by Carolyn Giardina

The ACE community recently lost one of its great mentors, supporters and friends: award-winning editor and ACE past president Randy Roberts, ACE.

“He was funny, caring, a joy to his family, a proud father and grandfather, an editor, a producer, a director, a great talent, a mentor to many, an inspiration, a leader, a friend. He will be truly missed,” said ACE vice president Stephen Rivkin.

Randy passed away December 15 at the age of 69, following a brave battle with stomach cancer. Even while he was ill, he never lost his smile, his wit, his can-do attitude or his infectious laugh; he lit up a room wherever he went.

And he never ceased his effort to forward ACE and the editing community. Said ACE president Alan Heim: “Randy Roberts, apart from being past president and longtime board member of the American Cinema Editors, was an untiring volunteer wherever and whenever he could help the organization.”

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