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Ronald Daniel Orthwein, 75, a Devoted husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on October 3, 2021. He was born to Daniel & Lydia (née Steinke) Orthwein and raised in Chicago, IL. He was drafted into the US Army, and then worked for Pfizer Inc as a logistics manager for 37 years in Chicago, New Jersey, and New York. In 2020, he relocated to Stuart, Florida with his wife to enjoy his sunset years in his dream home. Ron is remembered most for his tireless commitment to volunteering for Kiwanis, an organization that works to improve the lives of children everywhere. He was a fixture in the Parsippany Troy-Hills school district as the Kiwanis Director of Sponsored Youth, where he helped children reach their own goals in community service. He loved to golf, and spent many Sunday afternoons at the Knoll Country Club with family and friends. His compassion, quips, and stubbornness will be sorely missed. Ron is survived by his wife, Frances (nee Colonna), his children, Robert, Allison (Evan Johnson) Orthwein, and Sarah (Huw) Edwards, his brother Wayne (Patti) Orthwein, and dozens of nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kiwanis Club of Parsippany (; Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. (; or to a charity of your choice.
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DEC 4. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET) S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service 60 North Beverwyck Road Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
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