When I was 23, I got my first public relations job in Denver at a firm named Darcy Communications. One of the big bosses was Rendall “Rendy” Ayers, and I liked him immediately. He was funny, good-natured and thoughtful, and he always had time to answer questions from someone who was still learning the nuances of the job. His world was big, and he would regale everyone with tales about his beloved kids Sydney and Reed, “old” Denver, tennis, his Porsche and CU Buffs sports, among many, many other things. I struggle to remember a time when he wasn’t smiling and laughing – at one of his own jokes or stories or at someone else’s. Rendy was one of the good ones. He passed away this weekend at the age of 84.
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What a beautiful tribute to my father! He was very proud of you as well. Thank you, Jeremy.
Rendy was a true and consummate professional! I learned from him and I respected and admired him very much.
Sydney and family: it’s not easy to realize he’s physically not with us anymore. Just know he lives in your hearts and memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I. too, worked with Rendy at my first pr job at another pr firm, Del Calzo and Associates in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Rendy and another senior associate, Rolly Dalquist, taught me the basics, ins/outs of the business and Rendy helped me write my award -winning entry for my Silver Anvil for the US Dept of Energy campaign. He even helped me study for my Accreditation test!
He proudly spoke of family and the hope of leaving a legacy to follow in his footsteps.
He did! RIP!
Patti Peri, APR