Jeff Lake Day Camp in conjunction the Siegel family, is proud to announce the creation of the “Randy Siegel Memorial Scholarship”, in memory of Randy Siegel, who was a camper at Jeff Lake in the early 70‘s and later a beloved counselor and van driver during his college years in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Randy passed away on March 3, 2012, after a 5 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was 51.
Randy's greatest joy in life was his family. He and his wife Corinne, friends since kindergarten, were married for 28 years. Together they had two daughters Emily and Sarah.
After college and medical school, he was an Interventional Radiologist at University Radiology in addition to training residents in Radiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Randy spent a lot of his medical career working with children and their families. Randy knew both the science and the art of medicine in helping a child remain a kid during medical treatment and procedures.
Jeff Lake held a special place in Randy’s heart, as it embodied so much of what he loved: children, fun, helping, humor, teaching, compassion, and making people lives’ more joyful. As Randy’s wife Corinne recently remarked, if Randy had been a place, he would have been Jeff Lake Camp. This magical place personifies so much of what Randy valued.
Camp played an important role in the lives of Randy’s family as well. Corinne was a camper and counselor. Randy’s sister Debbie Siegel was a counselor and brother David Siegel was a camper. Corinne’s three brothers Michael Glassman, Andy Glassman, and Peter Glassman had also been campers as children.
The Randy Siegel Memorial Scholarship intends to fund a worthy camper for a summer full of laughter, learning, and growing at JLC, a youngster for whom a summer at JLC gives as much joy as it did for Randy.