Tom Rando passed away in his home, surrounded by family, on May 7, 2018, at the age of 90.
Tom, also known as Randy, opened his first car wash in Watertown and for over 54 years, he owned and operated Randy's Car Wash in Watertown, Waltham, Medford and Melrose. Tom had a passion for the car wash business and was a mentor to many in the industry, always there to lend a helping hand. He was an innovator and established the first exterior car wash in Massachusetts. Tom was a founding member and President of the New England Car Wash Association and a Board member for the International Car Wash Association.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that expressions of sympathy be made in his memory to the NECA Scholarship Program, and we received many generous donations. At the June 5th Board meeting, we voted to name one $1,000 scholarship each year as the Thomas Rando Memorial Scholarship. Tom was a very special person, much respected and loved in our industry, whose memory will live on in support of young people seeking further education.