Ronald Christopher, 91, of East Hampton, widower of the late Jane (Selden) Christopher died on Veteran’s Day Monday Nov. 11th at Chestelm Health Care in Moodus. Born Sept. 13, 1928 in Middletown he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Esther (Johnson) Christopher. Ron was a graduate of East Hampton High School and proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War receiving the rank Staff Sargent. Ron was retired from SNET where he had worked his way from lineman to a Level 1 Manager. Ron was a member and Past President of the East Hampton VFW Post #5095 and was the state photographer for the VFW, a member of the American Legion Post #64 in East Hampton, a member and Past President of the East Hampton Lions Club where he received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award. Ron helped build the Pavilion in Sears Park and the gazebo in front of the 1st Congregational Church in East Hampton and was instrumental in building the East Hampton War Memorial in front of the High School and he also built his own airplane which he piloted by himself. Ron was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing in the Alps. He also loved Germany and everything about it especially the beer. Ron leaves to mourn his passing his son Gary R. Christopher and his wife Beverly of East Haddam, two daughters Lorrie Bell of N.C., Linda DeFrancesco of Cromwell, three grandchildren Kevin Christopher and wife Rachel, Justin Christopher and wife Meg, Sarah Wentworth and husband Todd, three great grandchildren Krystal, Joseph, Payton and a special friend Ellen Cramp. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday Nov. 15th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. A Memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Kennedy officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in the CT State Veteran’s Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Chestelm for the wonderful care they provided during Ron’s stay there. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Fowler-Dix-Park Post #5095 VFW 20 North Maple St. East Hampton, CT 06424.
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