Louisville - Ron Gist, founder and CEO of Gist Piano Center in 1971, passed peacefully at home on September 1, 2018. He attended Seneca High School, Louisville, the University of Louisville, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He was a charter member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Bardstown, serving in many active lay ministry roles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Gist and Hallie Pauline DeWitt Gist. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Amanda Mary Dysard Gist, along with his daughter Hallie Geneva Gist (Joseph) Miller, his son, John Dysard (Hannah) Gist, as well as five grandchildren: Dysard Joseph Miller, Stanley Thomas Miller, Henderson Riley Gist, Maxwell Julian Gist, and Elizabeth (Ellie) Rose Gist.
His memorial service will be on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 2 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 North Third Street, Bardstown KY 40004, with a joyful reception to follow immediately thereafter, across the street at Kreso's Restaurant.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Bardstown KY, for the support of their community music development and piano care fund. Ratterman and Sons, 10600 Taylorsville Road - Jeffersontown, has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Published by Courier-Journal on Sep. 5, 2018.