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Ronald Felder

Ronald Everett Felder, Sr


Loving father of Ronald E Felder, Jr. (Deborah) and Brett E. Felder. June 21, 2014, Age 70 years. Visitation for the community will be held Friday June 27, 2014 from 5-8pm at J.C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home 543 Rockdale Ave ( Avondale). Funeral Service at Allen Temple AME Church, 7030 Reading Rd. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Friends may call Saturday, June 28 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Allen Temple AME Church. Burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Oh. with Full Military Honors. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at Ronald Everett Felder, Sr., an active community leader in Cincinnati educational and social services died on June 21, 2014 after an extended illness. Ron was born to the late James and Annie Felder on April 4, 1944 in Cincinnati. He attended Cincinnati Public Schools and graduated from Woodward High School. He studied at Xavier University and served four years in the Air Force. Ron later retired as an employee of American Airlines after 26 years. Ron last worked as the President of the Queen City Foundation. He was the first African American to be elected to the position. Leading the Foundation was not a job, but a joy for him. It was a bridge of assistance and encouragement for many under- represented students who were able to attend selected private schools across the country. Ron gave his best and was an active role model constantly encouraging and guiding students to greater heights. His spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. In 2010, the Queen City Foundation honored Ron with a day of recognition. Ron was very supportive of several arts and community organizations. Among them were The Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnatians Active to Support Education, West Point Parents Club of Southwestern Ohio, The Achievement Foundation, Seven Hills Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Lighthouse Youth Services, Minorities in Math, Science, and Engineering, and Over the Rhine Foundation. To mourn his passing Ron is survived by: Juanita Stewart Tate, son Ronald E. Jr. (Deborah) Nicholas and Gabrielle grandchildren; Brett E., daughter; three sisters Mrs. Ann McNeil (Nathaniel); Mrs. Carolyn Johnson (Lynell) and Mrs. Aimee Vaughn (Greg) and a brother James T. Felder (Tansinee) a host of nieces and nephews and other relative and cherished friends.

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07/12/14 09:48 PM #1    

Marsha Jo Torreano

HI to Ron's family:  WOW...what a life he enjoiyed and shared with those who loved and knew him!   I recall his smiling face and regret that our pathes never 'knowingly' crossed through my 30+ yrs with theatre and arts organizations, civic and community events and working for 3 mayors.  His legacy is a gift to many and may you always keep his memory alive. 

07/24/14 11:54 PM #2    

Marsha Goldsmith (Zahler)

Such an extraordinary person! Ron was a loving family man, and he was a giving member of his community. His life was a life well lived. My deepest sympathy to Ron's family and friends.

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