Arthur Porter Randorf of Williamsville, a real estate broker who specialized in motel and resort properties, died Tuesday (Nov. 17, 1998) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, one day short of his 91st birthday.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson High School. In 1931, he graduated from the Unviversity of Southern California in Los Angeles with a degree in business administration. He worked in California before returning to Buffalo, where he joined his father's business. Charles A. Randorf manufactured heavy equipment, including boilers for factories in Western New York.
Randorf enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and during his World War II service rose in rank from private to captain, serving in the Quartermaster Corps and after the war with a military government unit in Germany. He continued in the Army Reserve and was recalled with his military government unit during the Korean War, serving in Augusta, Ga.
While still working in his father's company, Randorf branched out into real estate and eventually started his own business in association with Motel Brokers of America. He retired in 1978.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo and Delta Chi Fraternity at USC. An active photographer, he had an extensive collection of nature pictures taken in the West.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Katherine King.
Services will be private.