Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ron Eikenberry Has Passed Away

Local community pillar Ron Eikenberry passed away this week. You can find Ron's full obituary here, but I felt his passing calls for a spotlight on his incredible life. Here's an excerpt of the obituary:
...Ron graduated from Greenville High School (GHS) in 1953, received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1957, a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Miami University in 1961, and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Ohio State University in 1967. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Ron’s career in Education began as a teacher in Kettering Schools in Kettering, Ohio, continued as a Principal in Southwestern Schools in Grove City, Ohio, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, District 88, Villa Park, Illinois, and Superintendent of Schools in New Philadelphia, Ohio. In 1976, he returned to Greenville to join the family business of Eikenberry’s Foodliners.

Ron was an athlete all of his life, playing football at GHS and Harvard, and basketball and track at GHS, where he still holds the school record for the 100 yard dash. He was elected to the Greenville Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 for his athletic accomplishments. Ron was an avid golfer all of his life...

Ron served on the Greenville School District Board of Education for 9 years and was an active member of First United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Elks Lodge and Lions Club for many years. Ron enjoyed golf, family, reading, traveling and ice cream!

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