Ronald Bartels

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Ronald L. Bartels

Ron died suddenly, but peacefully, at his home in San Mateo, CA on April 26, 2014 from congestive heart failure.  He was born on October 15, 1948 in Lima, Ohio, and married Marguerite in 1983.  They have one son, Joshua Bartels. 

Majoring in Computer Science, Ron attended Ohio State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam.  He had a long and successful career with NCR, Comten, Tandem, Compaq and Hewlett Packard for over 35 years. A small group of longtime friends emerged from his early employment at Comten.

Ron loved his family and enjoyed many activities:  gardening, sports, reading, cars and travel.  He married into the large, extended family of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Presti of San Francisco who embraced him with love over the last 31 years. His absolute greatest joy was his two grandchildren, Braden and Madison.  He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.

Ron is survived by his wife Marguie, son and daughter-in-law Joshua and Dani, and grandchildren Braden and Madison.  Preceded in death by his father Lee Bartels, he is also survived by his mother Ruth Bartels of Ohio, and his sisters, Carol and Sue.  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

At Ron's request, a service will not be held. Donations may be sent in Ron's memory to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation:

For an online guestbook, please visit the following website:


Funeral Home
Sneider, Sullivan & O'Connell Funeral Home
977 S El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 343-1804
Funeral Home Details
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 4, 2014
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