Ronald Lee Marx, lovingly known to his family and friends as “Ron”, passed away March 4, 2021, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Marx of Florida and his sons, Steven and Jeffrey Marx.
Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy followed by a longtime career in the U.S. Air Force, where he formally retired in 1974. He settled in the Newport News area where he worked at BASF CO. in Williamsburg, until he retired again.
He was an avid reader, who loved to travel and enjoyed maps. Ron collected National Geographic Magazine publications over the years, and was known to enjoy home projects of interior and woodworking.
Ron leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Theora M. Marx; his sons, Daniel Marx, Harold Eley and his wife, LuAnn Eley, Howard Eley and his wife, Dianne Eley; his daughter, Melinda K. Fields; son-in-law, Nathaniel Richardson; his sister, June LeRoy; his grandchildren, Nicole Carr and Erin Perrin, Howard Reid and Stephanie Eley, Allison Joi Richardson; his great-grandchildren, Lonnie Jace and Channing Perrin, Zuri and Milo Carr; and a circle of loving family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021, beginning at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ron’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or https://www.alz.org/
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.