Memorial Service for Randy Paragary

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Legendary restaurateur Randy Paragary will be remembered at a memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Trinity Cathedral.

Paragary, who created more than 40 restaurants during his long and influential career, died on Aug. 14 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. His death was mourned by people in the food, business and civic communities. He was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Aug. 28 at East Lawn Cemetery.

The memorial service will be open to the public. The cathedral doors will open at 9:15 a.m. For overflow guests, a live feed of the ceremony will be shown at the B Street Theatre main stage next door to the cathedral at 2620 Capitol Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging people to donate to the upcoming inspirational lighting project in midtown’s Sutter District, which will pay tribute to Paragary’s lasting influence on the region. To contribute, mail donations to Midtown Association, 1401 21st St., Unit A, Sacramento, CA 95822 or donate online here.

For a full obituary, go to this link.