Longtime Northeast LA community and faith leader Randy Carrillo, 66, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, from complications of non-alcohol liver cirrhosis.
Carrillo was born in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, before his family moved to Eagle Rock, where he lived the rest of his life. He attended Eagle Rock High School, and was student body president in 1970, his senior year. He attended UCLA and Azusa Pacific University for a short time before transferring to California Graduate School of Theology in Garden Grove, California, where he earned a BA and Masters’ degree in Theology.
Carrillo was a very visible member of the Northeast LA community and was involved in a wide variety of community activities, including gang intervention and working with local schoolchildren. He also served as president of the Northeast Ministerial Fellowship, a group of local faith leaders. In addition, Carrillo was an active member of the Lummis Day Foundation, which has presented the Lummis Days festival of Northeast Los Angeles yearly since 2005.
Carrillo is survived by his daughter Angela, an ex-wife, and numerous relatives.
A fund for funeral services is available here.