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Ronald C. Reeve Jr. Obituary
Reeve Ronald C. Reeve Jr., 74, of both Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Ron is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Allison (Tony) Macerollo; son, Michael (Kelly) Reeve; sons, Tom (Cassie) Reeve, Bryan (Melissa) Avery, Adam (Monica) Morrow, Jay Morrow; and brother, William (Carol) Reeve; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by parents Ronald Sr. and Aldus Reeve, daughter Heather Reeve, and brother John Reeve. Ron was born in Logan, Utah, and grew up Riverside, California. He received his B.S. in Physics from The Ohio State University and his MBA from Xavier University. His business career began with General Electric and Air Products in central Ohio. Ron was a successful chief executive with more than 35 years' experience in high technology industries. He was the founding director of the Edison Welding Institute (EWI), a nationally recognized research institute. He founded and built two robot-manufacturing companies, Advanced Robotic Corporation and Cybo Robots Inc. He is recognized as a pioneer and one of the nation's experts in robotics. He was a born leader, proven marketer, demonstrator of vision and persistence with the highest of energy in all his endeavors. Ron was a well-rounded individual with a broad range of life experiences, trained in the sciences, literature, music, language and the arts. He was well and widely traveled, having lived in and/or visited the far reaches of the globe. Ron was a master at bringing people together, making them feel welcome and a part of our crazy-big family. Most importantly, Ron was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend to all. And boy, could he feel the energy in a room. He will be missed by everyone he knew and loved. Visitation and services will be held Friday, June 2 from 2-3 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 6699 North High St. Worthington, Ohio 43085. Service to begin at 3 p.m. with nearby reception (celebration) immediately following services 4-6:30 p.m. Ron loved breaking bread with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, treat someone you care about to a nice dinner and glass of wine. Please visit out online guestbook at www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or to leave your condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 31, 2017
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