Ronald Atkinson, 69 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away at his home on Monday, January 16, 2017 following a short illness.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Elyria on September 15, 1947 and lived in the area all of his life. A graduate of Elyria High School, he was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elyria and he was employed in Shipping and Receiving at Duffin Manufacturing for 47 years. He enjoyed all sports, reading Robert Parker novels and spending time with his granddaughter, Skyla Atkinson.
Surviving him are two sons, Scott (Jennifer) Atkinson and Mike Atkinson, both of Elyria and a granddaughter, Skyla Atkinson of Elyria. He is also survived by three brothers, Al of Lorain and Scott and Terry of Elyria; and one sister, Pat Carney of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen A. Atkinson in 2012 and his parents, Curtis and Betty (nee Bogart) Atkinson.
Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 5 P.M. until the time of services at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Paul Jaster of Emmanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053.
sent Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:03
Ron married my dearest friend Helen. I remember many fun times joking with him. I\\\'ll never forget him singing Basketball Jones in his falsetto voice You will be missed.My deepest sympathies go out to his family.
sent Sunday, 22 January 2017 12:59
My deepest sympathies. I always likes shootin' the breeze with Ron and his brothers and enjoyed all our baseball and basketball playing days together. Lots of memories -- Beach Boys too!!
sent Saturday, 21 January 2017 11:34
I had many fun times with Ron while working at Duffin Mfg with him, especially when I worked summers in shipping directly with him. Enjoyed many a luch with him, and we also shot some hoops at my house a time or two. A wonderful man. Sorry to hear he's gone.
sent Saturday, 21 January 2017 09:02
Very sorry to learn of Ron's passing. My deepest condolences to all his family. We worked together at Duffin Mfg for 28 years. Ron was a great associate and hard worker. More importantly, he was a genuine and good person. We moved to the Dayton OH area in 2015, so I will not be able to attend his service. I will say a prayer for Ron at church tomorrow.
sent Thursday, 19 January 2017 18:26
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ron's family at the loss of their father and brother. We grew up together as neighbors on Cleveland and Woodbury Streets. I still have fond memories of the pickup games with that old hoop and backboard attached to the front of the garage. Ronas at peace now in the protective arms of our precious savior.
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