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Ronald Wilson Bealer, 66, of Stamford, CT passed away on February 13, 2014. Ron was born in Clearfield, PA on October 30, 1947. After moving to Connecticut in 1949, he grew up in Riverside, and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1965. He then went to Penn State University and was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. Upon graduating, he attended and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1972. Ron began his professional career in finance with the Putnam Trust Company. He subsequently worked for 15 years with Bankers Trust Company in international banking and credit policy, leaving Bankers Trust as Group Vice President. He then worked with Chrysler Capital as National Marketing Manager for Corporate Finance. Ron was strongly devoted to education and decided to leave the corporate world and become a professor of Finance at Norwalk Community College in 1994, where he continued to teach for 20 years. He was the past Chair of the NCC Business Department, Dean of Administration, and Director and Finance Committee Member, but his true calling remained teaching, and his students were always one of his top priorities. One student commented, "He could fix the economy if someone asked him to"… and another was quoted saying, "He is the zen master of finance." Outside of teaching, Ron loved Penn State football and was a fervent fan. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Beyond his work and his hobbies, Ron loved his family and loved spending time with them. He is survived by his three children; his daughter Roni Widmer and her husband Mike, of Fairfield, his son Jason Bealer of Stamford, and his daughter Meagan Bealer of Old Greenwich, as well as two grandchildren, Blake and Devenny Widmer, of Fairfield. He is also survived by his loving mother, Jean Zaccardo, of St. Petersburg, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Norwalk Community College Foundation, 188 Richards Avenue, Room E311, Norwalk, CT 06854-1655. Calling hours will be on Thursday, February 20, from 6-8pm at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in the Fairfield Center. To sign his online register book or travel directions please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in StamfordAdvocate from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2014