Ronald E. Gadrim
October 23, 1943 ‒ April 27, 2018
Ronald E. Gadrim 74, of Delaware passed away peacefully Friday, April 27, 2018 after an extended illness.
He was born October 23, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John & Mary (Greenway) Gadrim.
Ron graduated High School in 1961, and joined the United States Navy soon after. He served on the USS Nimitz as an Aviation Electronic Technician before he retired from the Navy in 1986. He was proud and honored to serve his country.
On a trip home on leave he met his loving wife Cynthia “Cindy” Kobi , and they married October 1, 1988. Ron was a member of The Ohio Mushroom Society, and started the Preservation Parks Photo Club.
Survivors include his wife Cindy Gadrim; sons Ellis and Richard (Gina) Gadrim; daughters Beth Rush, and Carol Gadrim; 9 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; Mother Mary Greenlee; brothers Jim Gadrim and Tom Greenlee; sisters Maureen (Mike) Kemper, Mariellen (David) Hysell; sister in-law Marsha (Jay) Ramsey; brothers in-law Larry (Janice), Mark (Dorothy Hamilton) Kobi; numerous nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father John, brothers Jack and Dan Gadrim, step- father John Greenlee.
Ron had a passion for being outdoors; he enjoyed photography, fishing and medicinal mushroom harvesting. He was a kind, and perfect soul who will be missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of life service will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ronald’s name may be directed towards Delaware County Veterans Services, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.