Ronald L. Ettinger

By Orleans Hub Posted 20 September 2019 at 10:12 am

Ronald Ettinger

Ronald L. Ettinger, 59, of Medina, entered into rest on Tue., Sept. 17, 2019.

Born Jan. 14, 1960 in Albion, Ron was the youngest son of the late Elmer Ettinger Sr. and Erma (Moyer) Ettinger. On May 31, 1980, he married the love of his life, Lori R. Callard, daughter of Geraldine “Gerry” and the late Raymond Callard. Together, they raised a family of three children. He worked in construction for many years for George De Rue Contractors in Greece. Ron then worked with his late brother-in-law, Rick, at Rick’s Frame & Collision in Medina, doing auto body repair. Ron was employed by Lyon’s Collision in Medina, where he also worked in collision repair and as a tow truck driver, a job for which he often went above the call of duty in helping people in need. Ron was a jack of all trades. Whether it was doing yard work or working with machinery, he was always on the go and was always willing and able to help anyone in need. Ron loved his friends and family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Lori Ettinger; children, Ronald (Kelly) Ettinger Jr., Amanda Ledger and Gary (Amanda) Ettinger; grandchildren, Aaliyah, Ronald III, Alyssa, Emma, Seth, Alexandria, Trenton, Xavier and Abigail; sisters, Rosie, Mary, Maudie and Ruth; twin brother, Roger; brothers, Henry and Elmer Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Calling hours will be held on Mon., Sept. 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. His funeral service will be held on Tue., Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at The Grove United Methodist Church, 11004 W. Center St., Medina. Interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Ron’s memory would be greatly appreciated to International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum – Survivor Fund, 3315 Broad St., Chattanooga TN 37408.

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