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Ronald L. Wigington


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Ronald L. Wigington Obituary
Wigington Ronald L. Wigington, age 85, passed away Tuesday. June 27, 2017. Ronald was born on May 11, 1932 in Topeka, Kansas to the late Oscar and Virginia Wigington. He held a Bachelor's of Science, a Master's of Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a career centered on computer science. His career included work at Bell Laboratories (NJ), the US Department of Defense and the American Chemical Society/Chemical Abstracts Service. He also did work at Battelle Memorial Institute, the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), and was formally an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Ronald was an active member of the Upper Arlington Senior Center where he participated and often led the Current Events Group and other activities. He was a member of the Upper Arlington Citizens' Police Academy. He was an orchestral percussionist performing with Kansas University ensembles and civic orchestras. He enjoyed college sports, particularly KU basketball. He will be greatly missed by his children, Carol (Michael) Lauber, David (Patricia) Wigington and Brian (Yvonne) Wigington; grandchildren, Steve, Melinda, Christina, Tiffany, Shannon, Caitlin, Zachary, Breanna, Taylor, Jordan, Ashleigh, Gabriel and Isaac; other relatives and many friends. Ronald was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Margaret E. (Willey) Wigington and daughter Linda (Wigington) Lucas. The family would like to thank the site staff at Ohio Living Westminster Thurber and Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice for the excellent care in his final weeks. Family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. followed by funeral service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. Private interment at Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Upper Arlington Senior Association c/o UA Senior Center, 1945 Ridgecliff Road, Columbus, OH 43221, in his memory. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 28 to June 29, 2017
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