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RONALD “Ron” RANDLETT, age 83 of Newbury, Ohio, born November 11, 1938 in Laconia, New Hampshire and passed away December 31, 2021. Beloved husband for sixty years to “the girl next door”, Lillian (nee D’Angelo); loving father of Andrea Renner (Larry), Jeffrey Randlett (Jo), and Jennifer Otto; dearest grandpa to Nicholas Randlett, Sydney Otto and Trevor Otto. Preceded in death by brother, Richard Randlett. Ron attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He had a long, successful career in the copper and brass industry, first at Kennecott Copper, a research facility in Lexington Massachusetts, then onto Chase Brass in Solon, Ohio, and lastly retired from Olin Corporation in Cuba, Missouri. He held numerous patents and was published in many professional journals. He and Lillian then returned to Ohio where their children resided. Even retired he was active in his industry taking various consulting jobs and was a long-time board member of the International Tube Association. Through the years he spent his free time building furniture and toys in his “Santa’s workshop”. He could fix anything and had every tool known to man, often several spares too. His kids would often check in at Dad’s Depot before heading to the hardware store. He was often beckoned to do repairs at his children’s homes and even an occasional friend’s home. If he couldn’t fix it, it wasn’t broken. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, sailing, scuba diving, gardening, playing golf amongst many other things. He had many trophies for downhill skiing, ski jumping on both water and snow and even speed skating. Among the things he didn’t like was playing bridge, but he was a good sport and kept Lillian happy by playing once a month in a couples’ group. After Ron retired, he and Lillian spent many winters volunteering as ski hosts at Keystone, Colorado in addition to extensive travel all over the world. Most memorable were the family vacations to Ocean Isle Beach where Gramps always found the most amazing shells that the grandkids could purchase with hugs and kisses. He was equally as happy sitting by the pool, sipping a gin and tonic surrounded by his family and friends. Ron will be missed by so many who loved him. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and communicated from the family. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Heartland Hospice 4807 Rockside Road, Suite 110, Independence, OH 44131 or the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org.donate) (St. John Funeral Home of Bainbridge Twp. 440-708-1855)