Ronald William Anderson

November 6, 1934 - June 11, 2016
Ronald William Anderson

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Ronald William Anderson, 81, of Hendersonville passed into glory Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Joseph-Mission Hospital in Asheville.

He was the son of Roy and Ellen (nee Olson) Anderson of Chicago, IL. Ron was born in Chicago and graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1951. He received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University in 1956. He raised his family in Ann Arbor, MI, working at Hines (balancing machines). He was an active member of Huron Hills Church, including singing in the choir. He wrote the “Flex User Notes” column in 68 Micro Journal. He retired in 1999 to Hendersonville, NC.

Ron was a member and officer of the Hendersonville Camera Club. He attended First Baptist Church where he sang in both of the choirs over 17 years. He also sang with the J.O.Y. Singers.

Ron had a heart for widows and would volunteer to help with home maintenance chores.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn; his daughter, Pamela (Joseph) Mullaney; his son, David W. Anderson; and his grandson, Daniel Mullaney.

A Celebration of Life Service is to be held at First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave W, Hendersonville at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 26, with the Rev. Dave Marshall officiating. A
reception will begin at 1:00pm.

A private burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted for a new parking lot for First Baptist Church by Clicking here.


Sunday, June 26, 2016
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • June 14, 2016
    Carlein lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2016 at 6:37:28 AM

  • June 15, 2016
    Robin says:
    Hello Evelyn, Dave, Pam and Joe and Daniel; My Mom just called to tell me the news. I feel as though the wind has been knocked out of me. Ron and I have been emailing every 2 to 6 months about life and balancing; for the last 15 years. I've been rereading some of his most recent notes just now and in one of them he wrote some words that gave me comfort and perhaps they will for you too. "Though I fully intend to come through the surgery and be able to be more active again, there is a non zero chance that I won't. As I've told folks at church, I'm ready so there is no need to be fearful. If I don't make it, I know where I am going :-)" Big hugs, Robin (Hines) Mifsud / Michigan

  • June 21, 2016
    Irene Hieber says:
    Dear Evelyn, David, Pam, Joe, and Daniel, I come with a heavy heart for you at this time as you accept and bear the burden of the loss of Ron. Thankfully, you do not grieve along. Aside from having one another, and your friends to bear you u before the Lord, you have the Lord Himself who has walked beside you throughout the years and during the ups and down of the lives you've had together. He will not abandon you, He will continue to be with you, ready to bear the burden. There are many adjustments to make over the next months and years. I am reminded of the words of a hymn by Carolina Sandell Berg. Day by day and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment, I've no cause for worry or for fear. He whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what He deems best. Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling toil with peace and rest. Help me then in every tribulation So to trust Your promises, O Lord, That I lose not faith's sweet consolation Offered me within Your holy Word. Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting, E'er to take, as from a father's hand, One by one, the days, the moments fleeting, Till I reach the promised land. You are on my heart and in my prayers.

  • June 23, 2016
    Dell Setzer says:
    Although I never met Mr. Anderson personally, I feel like I've known him for decades. He was a well-known and highly respected member of the "68xx" microcomputer community, and was a valued contributor to the "68 Micro Journal" in the early 1980's. My condolences and best wishes go out to his family and friends.

  • June 26, 2016
    Jor-Chin Ho says:
    To Family of Ronald W. Anderson - May we express our deepest sympathy to your loss and may Ron Rest in Peace! Ron had been a great engineer in the Ann Arbor, MI area for many years. In particular, to Balance Technology and to United Microsystems Corporation. His engineering know -how had benefited Ann Arbor area high technology companies over the years. We will treasure his memories, friendship and generous contribution to United Microsystems Corporation. Jor-chin Ho, on behalf of United Microsystems Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI.