Ronald “Roscoe” E.
Rife, age 76, of Celina, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home
surrounded by family on October 10, 2021.
include a son, Scott (Shonda) Rife, Celina; a daughter, Wendy (Dave)
Bell, Riverside, California; two brothers, Allan (Carol) Rife,
Jeffersonville, Indiana and Randy (Lisa) Rife, Franklin, Tennessee; a
sister, Melody (Frank) Reeves, Indianapolis, Indiana; four
grandchildren, Krista, Ryan, Logan and Saria; and two great
grandchildren, Zander and Treniti.
Ronald was a 1963 graduate of Silver Lake High School in Silver Lake, Indiana and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana and a Master’s Degree in mathematics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1969 he began working as a professor in mathematics at Wright State Lake Campus and retire after 32 years of service.
While working at Wright State Lake Campus Ron helped start the men’s basketball program and served as the Athletic Director for many years. He was also active in schools Appalachian Service Project. During retirement he enjoyed traveling, bowling and spending time with his family and friends.
Ron was a member
of Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina.
will be held at Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina on Friday,
October 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Geoff Combs officiating; where the
family will receive friends from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm prior to the service
contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Ronald and his
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