Obituary for Thomas Randy "Thohneñ’datek" Hall
AKWESASNE - Thomas Randall “Randy” Hall, “Thohneñ’datek”, 72, Akwesasne Mohawk Wolf Clan, son of Margaret Tarbell and Thomas J. Hall, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Racquette Point, Akwesasne on January 18, 2018.
Randy was born in Massena, NY and was raised in Syracuse. He attended Blodgett High School as well as various technical schools related to his career as a surveying instrument technician.
Randy served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1965-1968. In 1972, he proudly participated in the AIM takeover of Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington. He worked for over 20 years at Syracuse Blueprint, followed by time working as a professional window washer. He was an avid sports enthusiast and played and coached many lacrosse and basketball teams including those of the Onondaga Athletic Club, and loved traveling to various tournaments. He was currently coaching youth basketball with Mohawk Express. He was passionate about traditional medicines and gardening and generously shared that knowledge with all. Randy was a rock to many people and never refused a request for help.
He is survived by his daughters, Tamra Cook, Diosa Hall, Sinuda (Jason) Kapalczynski, Kakwireiosta Hall, Wahienhawi Hall, and Dioganhdih Hall; his brothers, Peter Hall, Gabriel “Gabe” Hall, and Thomas J.(Bobette) Hall Jr; his sisters, Irene Hall, Sharon Jocko, and Lucille (Marvin) Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many loyal and loving family, friends and teammates.
In addition to his parents, Randy was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Hall; a grandson, Mathew Montgomery; a great grandson, Jackson Kolbasook; a sister, Hazel Hall; and a brother, Harry Hall.
Friends and family may call at their convenience at the home of his daughter, Kakwireiosta Hall, 82 Indian Village Road, Racquette Point Akwesasne. Funeral services will be held Sunday 1:00 PM at the Mohawk Nation Longhouse. Friends may also call on Monday from 10:00am until 12:00 PM at the Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 4612 South Salina Street, Syracuse, where a service will be held at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.