Condolence & Memory Journal

Best uncle ever. Miss you lots.

Posted by Julie Paladino - Asheville, NC - family   January 07, 2020

You have been truly missed.

Posted by Judith Wood - Asheville, NC - sister   January 06, 2020

Ron belated condolences you were a great inspiration to me in our time at Motorola and Zebra. You convinced me to leave Motorola when I did not want to join Zebra your support in my capabilities have come through as you said they would in my personal progression. An honest friendly person who is sadly missed by many. Thank you for your support and friendship.

Posted by Dave Murphy - London, OR - Coworker   April 13, 2017

RIP Ron!

Posted by Vijay Kumar - Long Island, NY - Coworker   April 01, 2017

My deepest condolences to Linda, Jason, and Ron's family. It has been so hard to believe and accept the news. He was a great leader, my manager, and my friend. Ron will always be my role model as a team builder, strategic thinker, and for always demonstrating a self-deprecating humility. I loved the way Ron could deliver a joke. He had perfect timing. He even managed to teach me how to speak "Brooklyn". I learned so much from Ron. For that, and for our friendship, I will always be grateful.

Posted by Tom Black - Libertyville, IL - Friend   March 30, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to Ron's family. Ron was an amazing inspiration and source of strength to those that knew him. I was fortunate to work with Ron at Motorola where he was a great partner and mentor. Special thoughts of him will always be with me. That which brings us together bonds us forever.

Posted by Charles Soto - Scottsdale, AZ   February 21, 2017

My deepest condolences to Ron's family. I was shocked and saddened to hear about the news. I had the pleasure of working in Ron's organization at Motorola. He always had a welcoming smile on his face and reached out and cared for everyone he interacted with. He will be greatly missed by so many.

Posted by Mark Pfeifer - Algonquin, IL - Coworker   February 06, 2017

I am so sad to hear of Ron sudden passing..I worked with him in the early 2000 as his Admin at Agere in Berkeley Heights NJ . He was such a Wonderful down to earth Boss. I remember him being shock to find out I was from Boston when I had my interview with him for the position...I will always treasure the Memories n My Condolences to Linda n the family may he RIH..#feeling very sad..

Posted by Phyllis Woodberry - Edison, NJ - Coworker   February 01, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family of Ronnie Roberts on his passing. I remember Ron as an active member and leader in Boy Scout Troop 109 and as the older brother of my MHS classmate, Maureen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Ralph Baldwin

Posted by Ralph Baldwin - Wasilla, AK - Family Friend   January 30, 2017

I'm very sorry for your loss. Ron was so full of life and always had a smile and a good story to tell. I really appreciated the short time our paths crossed. His generosity and caring attitude were second to none.

Posted by John Pirog - Palatine, IL - Coworker   January 26, 2017

Ron was a thoughtful and compassionate Leader who took the time to mentor me during our time together at Motorola Solutions. I'm very saddened to hear of his passing, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family of whom he spoke often and fondly.

Todd Edwards, Miami Beach

Posted by Todd Edwards - Miami Beach, FL - Coworker   January 26, 2017

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news. My sincere condolences to Ron's family. I had the privilege of work in his organization in Motorola Solutions. He was always a very accessible and approachable leader. May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by Rucha Nanavati - Santa Clara, CA - Coworker   January 24, 2017

We are saddened by the loss of Ron and our thoughts are with his family and close friends. We worked with Ron at Lucent and Agere in Allentown, Pa and he is a truly wonderful person. He was a mentor to many people and a true leader in the organization. He will be missed for sure.

Posted by Laura and Michael Stohl - Coopersburg, PA - Coworker   January 23, 2017

Dear Ron,
As you left on your final trip, you know me, always needing to connect-the-dots to make sense of things. Why did you leave so soon? How will we carry on? What have we learned from you?
It's taken me awhile, but I believe I've sorted it out for myself with two stories:

The starfish story
A young man was picking up starfish off the beach and tossing them out into the sea. An old man approached him and asked "Why in the world are you throwing starfish into the water?".
"If the starfish are still on the beach when the tide goes out and the sun rises high in the sky, they will die" replied the young man.
The old man said "That is ridiculous. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. You can't really believe that what you're doing could possibly make a difference!"
The young man picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully, and remarked as he tossed it out into the waves, "It makes a difference to this one."

And the Wizard of Oz
They were all desperate. The Tin Man for a heart, the Scarecrow for a brain and the Lion for courage. It was only when the Wizard put them through challenging experiences that they realized they had these traits all along and could achieve far more than they ever previously believed.

You are a legend. You have influenced each of the thousands of individuals you met in this life as if they were the only one that mattered. You gave each the insight and confidence to rise beyond their belief, even when they did not know if was possible. We know your family, although never meeting them, because of the stories you shared and special love you had for each of them.
We will remember you always because you live on in each of us.

I wish warm memories to the Roberts family - know that your friends are thinking of you.

Posted by Judy Murrah - Saint James, NY - Coworker   January 22, 2017

My memories abound of the handsome and talented football player that another mourner recalled. Ronnie Roberts remains in my mind forever in happy memories at Lake Singletary where the Donovans and the Roberts family shared wonderful summer memories. Rest in peace, Ronnie.

Posted by Christine Donovan Blaustein - Evergreen, CO - Friend   January 22, 2017

Candle

My deepest condolences to Ron's family. I had the privilege of working under Ron's organization for a few years at Motorola Solutions. Although, I did not work with him directly. His warm personality and leadership came across to the extended team and did touch my life in a very positive way. The first time I met him, he sat across from me at a small project team dinner outing. He was so down to earth. I did not realize he was our big boss! He will be missed.

Posted by Alisa Jamnongpipatkul - Schaumburg, IL - Coworker   January 20, 2017

Dear Linda, Jon and Jason,
Ron was the most amazing person I have ever known. He was my mentor, guide, life coach, a wonderful friend and father figure. I considered myself so lucky to have been part of his journey.
You were his pride and joy. He talked about you often and the smile on his face told the love he had for his family. I will miss his kindness, smile and words of wisdom.
May these words offer you a tiny bit of solace to such immeasurable and monumental loss. My love and prayers to you and your family

Posted by Beatriz Caputo - East Northport, NY   January 18, 2017

Posted by Beatriz Caputo    January 18, 2017

To Ron's Family: I have known Ronnie since he was a young boy and his father owned Roberts Package Store in my old North Main Street, Millbury neighborhood. Ron inherited his father's big smile and his mother's winning personality. Many may not know that Ronnie was an old "Woolie." He played four years as a tackle on some pretty good Millbury High football teams in the 1960's. No, he most likely will not be in the MHS Hall of Fame, but he did accomplish something only a handful of Millbury linemen can boast of. Against Grafton High in 1964, Ronnie overpowered his opposite lineman and burst into the backfield of the Indians. The quarterback attempted to throw the football over Ron's raised arms, but, with a leap, Ronnie picked off the pass and lumbered (yes "lumbered" is the best description) 35 yards downfield for a touchdown! That play put Ronnie in the Millbury High School record book. Rest In Peace, Old Woolie. Frank Gagliardi

Posted by Frank Gagliardi - Millbury, MA - Friend   January 17, 2017

Ron was one of the kindest men I know. He gave me opportunities that positively impacted my life. I am a better person because of Ron. God bless his soul. I will never forget him

Posted by Siamak Sayar - Schaumburg, IL - Coworker   January 17, 2017

Candle

I am shocked and heartbroken to hear about Ron's passing. My deepest Condolence to Ron's Family. I had the privilege of working with Ron in Motorola solutions for few years before he moved into Zebra technologies. He is one of my Few mentors which made me where I am today. We will miss you for a long time. Thank you for making a difference in my life

Posted by Nagesh Pillarisetti - Chicago, IL - Coworker   January 17, 2017

My deepest condolence to Ron's family. Ron was a client of mine at MSI who was a fair, balanced and inclusive business man with a great sense of humor. May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Roblyn Theodorou - Dundee, IL   January 17, 2017

I am truly saddened to hear about Ron's passing. I had the privilege of working with Ron for many years while at Symbol/Motorola. He was an outstanding human being who cared deeply about his family, colleagues and friends. My sincere condolences to Linda and the family. Ron, you will be missed.

Posted by Carol Rodriguez-Bernier - Northport, NY - Coworker   January 17, 2017

So sorry to hear about the loss of Ron. I knew Ron for a short period of his 45 year career and have nothing but very good memories about him. He was a terrific individual and always an incredible co-worker at Motorola. He always focused on doing the right thing no matter how tough and was always fair to everyone. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Chuck Rauch
Co-Worker Motorola

Posted by Charles "Chuck" Rauch - Gerogetown, TX - Coworker   January 17, 2017

I am deeply saddened by the news. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed friend, philosopher and guide. I am honored and blessed to have known Ron. My sincere condolences to the grieving family. We pray that the Good Lord to caress the souls of those left desolated after the tragic disappearance.

Posted by Debasish Ghosh - Elk Grove Village, IL - Coworker   January 17, 2017

Linda & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful friend and co-worker and a pleasure to be around and to work with. We will be praying for you and your family. If there is anything that I or my family can do to assist you, please let me know. God Bless, Harold & Dorothy Hoeschen

Posted by Harold Hoeschen - Riegelsville, PA - Coworker   January 17, 2017

So saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I can't stop but thinking about him since then. Ron has been a great boss, a mentor and a hero to me. He has a larger than life personality and when you talk to him, he makes you feel like you are the most important person to him. He treats everyone equally regardless their position. During his Motorola days, I made him travel to Asia quite often and he is such a good sport with a great sense of humor, always willing to put up with any crazy ideas I come up with including making dumplings from scratch. And because he is such a great storyteller, he can always turn a difficult situation into a funny story.

He loves his family deeply and often speaks of Linda and the two sons. He will be greatly missed by me and everyone who had the privilege working for/with him. Fortunately, I've included many of the leadership lessons he taught me over the years into my new book which was published last Oct. in China and I was able to send Ron a copy just before X'mas. I'm glad I did that although I forgot to tell him that the book has been sold more than 10,000 copies in China which means 10,000 people in China have benefited from Ron's leadership. And that's why Ron is my hero! I miss him so much!

My heart goes to Linda and the family.

Posted by Lin Gao - Seattle, WA - Coworker   January 17, 2017

It was heartbreaking to hear about Ron's passing. Ron was an incredible person and leader. I will always remember his sense of humor and kindness. And how he always looked out for us. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the wonderful memories he leaves behind help ease the pain.

Posted by Rhonda Ehrman - Dix Hills, NY - Coworker   January 17, 2017

I am very sad to hear of Ron's passing. I worked with Ron at AT&T Microelectronics, Lucent and Agere Systems. He was a wonderful guy, always pleasant, always helpful, always of the highest integrity, and always committed to doing his best for customers, the company, and his fellow employees.

Posted by John Dickson - Saratoga, CA - Coworker   January 16, 2017

We are saddened to hear the news of Ron's passing and send our warmest thoughts and prayers to Ron's family. May the wonderful memories of Ron live on in the hearts of those who were privileged to have known him.

Posted by Tim and Linda Halton - Eldersburg, MD - Coworker   January 16, 2017

Candle

Saddened to hear this news. Ron was a true gentleman , a great leader but above all a wonderful human being. He will be truly missed and fondly remembered. Peace and strength to his family and friends to bear this great loss.

Posted by Mas Siddiqui - Geneva, IL - Coworker   January 16, 2017

My sincere sympathy to Ron's family in this tragic time of sadness. Ron touched many peoples' souls and made their lives better. I am a better person for having worked for Ron at Lucent and Agere. Ron was a positive role model in my personal and professional life. Ron was a charismatic leader who led by example and made each and every person on his team feel valued. Ron's impact on my career was dramatic and I owe him much. Ron's heart never left his family and he often spoke of his two sons. Ron was a very proud father.

On an ERP project in the 1990s Ron nicknamed my team "Dreamworks". In 2015 he sent me: While those "Dreamworks" days seem like ages ago they very much remain with me as one of the best and most powerful examples of teamwork!!

I was truly blessed to have Ron in my life.

Posted by Nelson Fernandez - Macungie, PA - Friend   January 16, 2017

Ron was the most wonderful man I have had the pleasure of knowing. He had a sharp mind but a gentle heart, and he did me the greatest honor of being my close friend for the past 20 years. His love for Linda, Jon and Jason and his kindness to everyone who crossed his path have been an inspiration to me, my family, and to the many others all over the world whose lives he touched. Thank you Ron, you have given us all so many memories to treasure.

Posted by bruce mcpherson - London - Friend   January 16, 2017

Was so saddened to hear the news about Ron. He was truly one of the great leaders I've worked with over the years. Always so thoughtful and caring about people and their development. No matter what the priority, he took the time to listen and help others gaining their respect and admiration. I will remember him especially for his integrity and fairness. Condolences to Ron's family and those close to him...

Posted by Chris Good - Des Plaines, IL - Coworker   January 16, 2017

Saddened to hear of this tragic news. Ron was one of the truly good guys, and a great all around guy to work with. Condolences to the family and those who were close to Ron.... He will be missed...

Posted by Larry Strohmaier - Scottsdale, AZ - Friend   January 16, 2017

I know Ron as great mentor and leader, he guided me to focus on right things in career and life. I miss his sense of humor and all the late night dinners and fun. I remember great trip I had with him to Malaysia, Singapore and China one of my favorite and memorable ones in my life. I miss you Ron.

Posted by Seshu Duvvapu - Tinley Park, IL - Coworker   January 16, 2017

Intelligent, compassionate, humorous, loyal, and a true gentleman. These are just a few words I would use to describe Ronald G. Roberts. I had the pleasure of working for Ron at Symbol/Motorola/Zebra from 2008 until 2015 as his assistant. I don't think anyone ever had an unkind word to say about Ron, as he treated everyone with respect, regardless of your title. He was held in very high esteem amongst his peers and was just a regular guy to the rest of us. I remember his last day at work and that big smile on his face telling us how he was looking forward to his retirement and spending more time with his family. Sadly, I wish he had more time. He truly loved Linda and his boys. He always spoke of them with such love and admiration. God bless you Ron. I will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda.

Posted by Lauren Agnew - Wading River, NY - Coworker   January 16, 2017

Candle

The thing I remember about Ron is that he was a steadying force when things around us were in turmoil. He was a great leader in that respect. He was able to boil down complicated issues to their essence, move decisions forward, and throw in a funny anecdote at the same time. He was a guy you just wanted to follow. We'll keep following the way he did things. Bless you Ron Roberts.

Posted by Tom Ackerman - NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

I am so sad to hear about Ron, and have not been able to stop thinking of him since I heard the news. I am honored to have known, and worked for, such an incredible leader and human being. His warm smile and wonderful sense of humor brightened all of our days at Motorola. He will be, and already is, greatly missed!! My heart goes out to you Linda, Jason, Jonathan and Amy, he loved you all very much!! RIP Ron Roberts!!!

Posted by Jeannine Meyo - Bloomingdale, IL - Coworker   January 15, 2017

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All of us at Ray's True Value send our deepest sympathy to Ronald's family

Posted by Ray Dubois - Millbury, MA   January 15, 2017

Candle

Our deepest condolences in your time of loss. May God guide you thru this difficult time. Ron was someone I knew as a colleague at Symbol Technologies, always willing to help and someone you could count on when needed.

Posted by Pedro Peguero - Centereach, NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

The news of Ron's passing has been devastating to so many who worked alongside of him at Symbol/MOT/MSI/Zebra. I consider myself a better person to have known and worked with him. Ron was a man of great kindness and compassion who always found time to mentor, coach, and share perspectives and insights that helped each colleague to be better, and have courage to take a risk. On a personal note, he always inquired about my family, especially my two boys, and I know based on his own perspectives how much he loved Linda, his sons, and his daughter in law...he was so proud!! My sincerest prayers are with all of you and the extended family and friends during this heartbreaking time.

Posted by Melissa Loizides - East Patchogue, NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

Intelligent, compassionate, humorous, loyal, and a true gentleman. These are just a few words I would use to describe Ronald G. Roberts. I had the pleasure of working for Ron at Symbol/Motorola/Zebra from 2008 until 2015 as his assistant. I don't think anyone ever had an unkind word to say about Ron, as he treated everyone with respect, regardless of your title. He was held in very high esteem amongst his peers and was just a regular guy to the rest of us. I remember his last day at work and that big smile on his face telling us how he was looking forward to his retirement and spending more time with his family. Sadly, I wish he had more time. He truly loved Linda and his boys. He always spoke of them with such love and admiration. God bless you Ron. I will miss you.

Posted by Lauren Agnew - Wading River, NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

So sad to hear this! Ron was the one who put me in a senior position and made me believe I could do it even when I didn't think I was ready. He was right. Thank you Ron and rest in peace x

Posted by Louise Cottrell (nee Llewellyn) - Newbury - Coworker   January 15, 2017

I was privileged to have Ron as a boss, a peer. a mentor, and a friend at AT&T Microelectronics and Agere Systems. He exemplified the position of 'leader', both on the Oracle ERP implementation project and as our CIO. He always saw the best in people , and was a steady and guiding force to all those around him.

To Linda, Jonathan, and Jason, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the painful loss of husband and father. May our heavenly Father comfort you as he now welcomes Ron into his eternal presence.

Posted by David Baily - Allentown, PA - Coworker   January 15, 2017

Ron was a terrific man. He was a thoughtful, kind and generous husband and father. It was my sincere pleasure to have him as my stepbrother for 40 plus years. He will be truly missed. My thoughts go out to my sister Linda and the rest of the family.

Posted by Judy Wood - Asheville, NC   January 15, 2017

Ron was of my favorite human beings on earth. He was full of energy and always putting others ahead of himself. He was an inspirational leader but more importantly he was an amazing person loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He left this earth way too soon but he left it a better place for having had him in it. I have never known a better man. My heart and thoughts are with Linda, Jason and Jonathan whom I know he loved and adored.

Posted by Sonia Sullivan - New Hope, PA - Family   January 15, 2017

Our hearts go out to the Roberts and Walsh families.
He was a wonderful man, gone too soon.
May you find peace in the memories and good times you shared.
Love to you all,

Posted by Doug, Bea, Ali, Ben Jeff Duncan - Natick, MA - Family Friend   January 15, 2017

I was very saddened to learn of Ron's death. I worked for Ron at agere Systems. In fact, he was my boss when I was shipped out for nearly a year long assignment in Singapore and Thailand. He was a great boss who gave you the confidence to do what you needed to do. I owed him more than I could possibly repay.

Posted by Bill Miller - Reading, PA - Coworker   January 15, 2017

Always a gentleman and an honorable man. We are so sorry he's gone. Love to you, Linda, and the boys.

Posted by Joanne Buyniski - Whitinsville, MA - Friend   January 15, 2017

Ron and I worked together at Symbol / Motorola. He was a respected leader and always took time to say hello and ask how things are. I am better for having known him. Rest in Peace and God Bless his family.

Posted by Donna Caratozzolo - Smithtown, NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. As a vendor for some of his projects at Lucent and Agere Systems, I was fortunate to know him as a business leader and friend who was generous with his time and his knowledge, always approachable and affable. A genuine good-guy, he will be sorely missed. My prayers for strength and comfort to his family.

Posted by Stephen Malm - Belford, NJ - Acquaintance   January 15, 2017

As one of the people Ron mentored I can attest to what an extraordinary example he was to everyone he came in contact with his infectious laugh and mischievous grin. He will be sorely missed and I wish well to his family in these difficult times that they remember him as a truly special person.

Posted by Jerry McNerney - Rockville Centre, NY - Coworker   January 15, 2017

Ron was an amazing Manager, Man and most of all human being who cared for others. His managing style was effortless, pointed and always mentoring improving others. He demonstrated his kindness by having a conversation with you and knowing your name regardless of title or if you worked in or out of an organization. He has and will be sorely missed.

Posted by Joe Paliseno - Brightwaters, NY - Coworker   January 14, 2017

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family today and always

Posted by American Heart Association    January 14, 2017

Ron was an extraordinary man and leader. He has touched so many people in a positive and memorable way. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Posted by Tim Pollard - Elk Grove Village, IL - Coworker   January 14, 2017

A wonderful son, husband, father and brother with whom we celebrated at Roberts-Walsh family gatherings. Chris and I send our most profound condolences to Ronnie's wife and sons and to his sister Maureen and brother-in-law Phil.

Posted by Edward Walsh - Cocoa Beach, FL   January 14, 2017

To the Robert's family. Ron was one of life's true gentlemen. I had the pleasure of working with Ron at Symbol, Motorola and Zebra. He was an inspiration to everyone and will be missed greatly by one and all. No matter what was going on, Ron was always the one who could be counted on to make you smile. Rembering you all in our prayers. Rest in peace Ron.

Posted by Aidan Brady - Shoreham, NY - Coworker   January 14, 2017

Ron and I worked together at Agere and Symbol. He was a great colleague and loved by all. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Mark Greenquist - Spring Lake, NJ - Coworker   January 14, 2017

Wishing Ron's family peace and warmth in memories shared. I respected Ron and enjoyed working with him.

Posted by Michael Guggemos - Chandler, AZ - Coworker   January 14, 2017

You will be missed in the world. Thank you for touching my life while we worked at Motorola. Your leadership skills and great intelligence will continue to be remembered by the teams you led. Thank you for that legacy. Malu Milan

Posted by malu milan - SAMMAMISH, WA - Coworker   January 14, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Ron for several years at Motorola - He was such a positive, happy, and joyful person. Many times work had us on the road of travel together, and it was always a pleasure to spend time with Ron - occasionally even share a beer together - what a great guy! I can still picture him asleep on the plane with his Patriots hat on! Ron and family I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Walt Oswald

Posted by Walt Oswald - Palatine, IL - Friend   January 14, 2017

I worked in Ron's organization at both Symbol and Motorola. Ron was the epitome of the type of leader that inspired people to follow him. He was smart and funny and focused and always made you feel that you were valued. I remember the fierce loyalty that so many of us had for Ron after Motorola acquired Symbol and we cheered when Ron became the CIO at Motorola Solutions. Ron will greatly be missed and the monumental impact that he had on so many will live on. Patrick Hanly

Posted by Patrick Hanly - Mattituck, NY - Coworker   January 14, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Ron while he worked at Motorola, as a leader he was unmatched. I don't believe he ever met a stranger. He had a "bigger than life" personality, and dominated the room whenever he was present. Ron always had a warm and easy going personal management style. He always shared stories about his family which we all knew were very precious to him. We are all so very lucky to have been part of his life. My deepest sympathy and blessings to Mrs. Roberts, his son and family.

Warmest Regards, Margarita Seda

Posted by Margarita Seda - Palatine, IL - Coworker   January 14, 2017

My Friend words can't describe the loss I feel in my being knowing you're not around. Im grateful for all you did for me and my family. I have been honored by your trust and how you always promoted me. Take your eternal rest knowing that there are so many who admired you, followed you and treasured just knowing you.

Its my prayer Ill see you again one day. Ron they say the two most important days in a mans life are the day he is born and the day he finds out why. We who knew you and worked with you know why you came into our lives you came and made us all better.

Posted by Eddie Bright - North Caldwell, NJ - Coworker   January 14, 2017