Ronald Maxwell Robinson passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio surrounded by his family after a short battle with lung cancer.
Ron was born on August 31, 1963 to Ned T. Robinson and Ruth (Baechler) (Robinson) St. John in Big Rapids, Michigan. After his father's college graduation his family returned to their hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan where Ron was raised.
He was a 1981 graduate of Harper Creek High School, where he played football and pole vaulted. He received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, Michigan) in 1984 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University in 1989.
Ron's entire career was spent in Information Technology both with companies in Michigan and Cincinnati. He was employed as an IT Director by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center until his death. He was formerly Vice Mayor of the Village of Amelia, Ohio, a licensed private pilot, enjoyed playing both roller and ice hockey and spending time with his family. Ron was a fan of Detroit Red Wings hockey, University of Michigan football, Cincinnati Reds baseball and University of Kentucky basketball.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Laura (McAdow); children, Bethany (Robby) Hansen and Aaron Robinson of Ohio and Morgyn Robinson of Florida; his father, Ivan St. John of Michigan; sisters Julie Robinson of Michigan; Michelle (Jeff) Winters of Florida; Beth St. John (Chris Weeks) of New Hampshire; brothers Jim (Cho) Robinson of Virginia and Ted Robinson of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews, two great nieces and a great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ned Robinson in 1972 and his mother, Ruth St. John in 2011.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Open House on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Robins Nest Event Center, 16181 10 Mile Road, Battle Creek from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Ron's behalf to Cincinnati Children's Hospital at www.cincinnatichildrens.org or the Freestore Food Bank at www.freestorefoodbank.org. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.