Ron was born Sept. 8, 1968. He died Jan. 5, 2021, of complications of a brain aneurysm. Ron had been a high school teacher in New Jersey, ESL teacher in Taiwan, and employee of Mill Road Acres in Latham, N.Y.
Ron graduated from Shaker High School in 1986. A multisport athlete excelling in track, soccer, football, and baseball, he was inducted into the SHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Ron continued his track career at Princeton, where he was voted team captain his senior year. In 2009 he earned a master’s degree in general education from SUNY Buffalo.
From 1993 to 2008 Ron lived in Taiwan, teaching English, where he met his wife, Huang Hsing Hui. Together they operated the Princeton Language School in Taipei. They married in 1995 and had two sons, Jonathan and Jeremy. Ron moved back to the U.S. in 2008 so he could raise them in America.
Ron experienced an inoperable brain tumor in his 20s, but he persevered, enjoying running, bicycling, reading, and DIY projects. A devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, he is survived by his parents, two sons, two older brothers, one nephew, one niece, and additional relatives in the U.S. and Taiwan.