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Obituary: Randall Keach Zeller, New York, N.Y.

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Randall Keach Zeller, 58, died unexpectedly in New York, New York, on Wednesday, February 27, 2012. He was born August 16, 1954, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of the late William C. Zeller and Carolyn Keach Zeller. Randy is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Kitchen-Zeller, and their son, Morgun Sholty.

Also surviving are his four brothers, William C. Zeller Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; Steven Zeller (Vicki) of Louisville, Kentucky; Richard Zeller (Jennifer) of Columbus, Indiana; and Timothy Zeller (Pam) of Columbus, Indiana. He is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews.

Randy graduated from Indiana University School of Business in 1976 with a degree in finance and insurance. He was a member of  Sigma Chi fraternity.

He was a Managing Director of Blackrock, Inc. in New York, New York. Prior to joining Blackrock in 2010, he was Head, Institutional Client Service at RBC Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for the firm's client service effort. From 2002 to 2004, Randy was President of Asset Allocation & Management, LLC, in Chicago, where he was responsible for managing all elements of the company's non-investment related business, sales and financial activities. From 1976 to 2002, Randy was involved in institutional client service and relationship management at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc. He was a member of the Scudder Insurance Asset Management Group (SIAM) for many years where he managed insurance company client relationships.

Randy was a Chartered Financial Analyst. He served as a Director of Doctors Insurance Company until 2010 and was a Director of the Jane Addams Hull House Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.

Randy was involved for many years in the thoroughbred horse industry and was a partner in Lexington, Kentucky-based Dapple Bloodstock and Dapple Stud. He was also a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America. An avid yet inconsistent golfer, Randy was a former member of Butler National Country Club in Oak Brook, Illinois, Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mill, Maryland, and Tralee Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland. He was a member of the University Club of New York City. Randy was also an active investor in new and expanding business enterprises.

Family and friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, Kentucky, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Dream Factory, P.O. Box 707, Lexington, KY 40588, or the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.


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