Ronald Berkheimer, formerly of Smith Mountain Lake, died on September 16, 2019, in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he lived with his wife, Barbara. Ron lived at Smith Mountain Lake from 1998 to 2011 and moved in 2011 to be near his daughter and her family in Oregon.
When he lived in Beechwood Shores, he kayaked the circumference of the lake as a fundraiser for the Moneta branch of the YMCA. He belonged to a kayak group who were on the lake every Tuesday and Friday early in the morning. He worked out faithfully at the Y.
He leaves two daughters, Stacey Berkheimer, husband of Tim Herstein of Minnesota, and Leslie Berkheimer Wagner, husband of Cory Wagner, Hillsboro, OR, and two grandchildren, Lyra Wagner and Dylan Wagner of Hillsboro, OR.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hillsboro on October 19, 2019.