June 26, 1950 - Jan 11, 2017 Ron passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 11, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born June 26, 1950 and grew up in Euclid, Ohio. He graduated from Euclid High School and continued at Saint Leo College graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice. He served his country during the Vietnam War as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. After his military service, he spent his career with Nationwide Insurance - a total of 35 years. The last 12 years were spent in western Washington State with its Allied Insurance division as the Property Blue Ribbon Manager for the Rocky Mountain Regional Office. Ron was active in many organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Skagit Symphony, March of Dimes, Boy Scouts and United Way. He retired in 2013 and traveled extensively visiting friends and relatives while exploring this great country. He is survived by his bride of 46 years, JoAnn, children Rebecca (Edward) West, Leslie (Daniel) Billings, Reinhart III (Tammy) Koepp and grandchildren Thomas, Elizabeth, Peyton, Heidi, Madison, and Sydnee. He leaves behind a brother, Fred (Belinda) Koepp and many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhart I and Phyllis, and sisters Martha and Michelle. He will be honored in a memorial service at Sharon Heights Baptist Church, 520 Bivens Brookside Road, Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The service will be officiated by Brother Terry Trivette. Military burial in Montville, Ohio will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Bruno's Cancer Center at St. Vincent's Hospital, or Hope Hospice in Birmingham, Alabama.
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