Ronald Eugene Ziegler, 88, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away October 5, 2022.
Ronald was born on December 25, 1933 in Mifflintown, PA to the late Jack and Margaret (Merryman) Ziegler and grew up in nearby Mt Penn, PA. Ronald proudly served his country in the US Army until he was Honorably discharged in 1956. He went on to attend the University of Cincinnati and he graduated with a degree in Radio, TV and Film.
Ron worked in television and met his wife Deanna while they were both working at Scripps Howard. Ron and Dee had a love of animals and rescued several dogs in their years together. Ron loved music, football, hockey and WWII history, but his real passion was tennis. He was an avid tennis player who played regularly, helped organize tournaments at his local tennis club, and served as a referee in the Cincinnati ATP Masters Tournament.
Ronald is survived by his sister-in-law, Marlene (Charles) Norton; nieces, Nancy Schutte, Marie Cross, Cynthia Ziegler, Heather Ziegler; nephews, John Norton and John Ziegler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deanna (Metzner) and his brother, Jack Ziegler.
A service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 9:30am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Life Path Hospice in Ron’s memory.