BURKEY Ronald E. Burkey, 70 of Westerville and proudly of the Linden area passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, and was surrounded by friends and family. He was born on July 5, 1942 where he graduated from Linden McKinley and attended OSU. Ron retired from the the car business after 37 years and was the current owner of Larry B's Sports Lounge in Westerville. He was very active with Charity Newsies, Muirfield Memorial Tournament, Scumbag Golf Tournament, along with numerous charities over the years. Ron was an extremely giving man, who lived a long, full life and never ever met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife Paula Burkey, parents Louise and Roland Warner and Forrest Burkey, along with brothers Jerry and Jack Warner. He is survived by children, Dawn (Darryl) Becker, Darren (Chanda) Burkey; grandchildren, Austin and Taylor Ford, Peyton, Cade, Bryce and Kiely Burkey; sister, Sonnie (Roland) Jones; brother, William (Theresa); nephew, Matthew Martin; close friend, Cheryl Christy; nephew, Rob (Debbie) Beer; niece, Marianne (Chad) Ruwe; nephew, Ryan Warner; brother-in-law, Mark (Drew) Karamalakis; niece and nephew, Katie and David Karamalakis; along with many relatives and friends. A very special thanks to Dr. Larry Everhart, nurse Cheryl and staff for their wonderful care. Family will receive friends at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH. (614) 882-2197 on Sunday, from 2-7 p.m. with the funeral on Monday, at 11 a.m. Pastor James Meacham will be officiating. Friends if they wish may contribute to The Charity Newsies or Kids'n Kamp charities.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2012