Ronald Anthony Marino
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Ronald Anthony Marino, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 22, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Alice Marino; brothers, Donald and Frank; and sister, Diane Brown. He is survived by his wife, Carol Guzzo Marino; three daughters, Maria Marino, Melissa (Sandra Kanzler) Marino, and Meredith (Anthony) Blackburn; his grandchildren, Matthew Blackburn and Alizabeth Blackburn; his brother, Rick Marino; his sister, Donna (Ken) Farley; and many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Ron was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 15, 1943. He graduated from Brush High School in 1961 and attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He worked at Reliance Electric as an engineer in R&D for 30 years, which relocated him to Athens, Georgia, in 1983. After leaving Reliance, Ron and Carol moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where Ron worked at TB Woods until the birth of their grandson prompted them to move back to Georgia in 2002. Ron worked at Airflotek in Suwanee until he retired in 2010. He loved his job. He also loved his work families and many became lifelong friends.
Ron and Carol were married in 1965. They lived, loved, and danced together happily for almost 56 years of marriage. Ron never met a stranger, and both he and Carol have a very large extended family of friends. Their house is always a place of love and community.
Ron was a great father. When his children were young, he moved the family to Chesterland, Ohio, to give his girls an opportunity to have a quiet, country farm life with horses. His daughters remember many camping trips to different amusement parks, the Geauga County Fair, and Gatlinburg. As they grew older, the family enjoyed their summer vacations at Hilton Head and Edisto Islands in South Carolina.
Ron was an avid golfer and member of the Jug Tavern senior golf league at Pine Hills Golf Club in Winder. After turning 70, he prided himself on being able to shoot his age and take money from his golf buddies for winning holes. He scored his only hole-in-one in 2012 with his Jug Tavern group!
Ron was also an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winder, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. https://www.svdpgeorgia.org
Visitation will be at Smith Memory Chapel in Winder, Georgia, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on August 20, 2021. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 9:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winder, Georgia.