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Ronald David Dossenback Sr.

December 8,1949- July 11, 2023

Ronald David Dossenback Sr.

Mr. Ronald Dossenback Sr., age 73, passed away on July 11, 2023. Ronald was born on December 8, 1949, in Cincinnati, OH to Albert and Dolores Dossenback.

Ronald had a life-long passion for aviation. At an early age, he built and flew model airplanes with his brothers, Ray and Jerry. Upon graduating from Hughes High School in 1967, he entered the US Navy on February 6, 1968, and served as an Aviation Electrician. Unfortunately, while serving in the US Navy, Ron suffered a spinal cord injury, leaving him paralyzed at the young age of twenty. This did not stop Ron from living his best life, however. After returning home from the Navy, he married Karen, and they had three children; Marcy, Ron Jr., and Kelly.

Ron did not let his paraplegia stop him from fulfilling his dreams. He played wheelchair basketball, restored old cars and even built a side car from which he would ride his Harley Davidson. Ron even earned his private pilot’s license and enjoyed many years of flying private airplanes, both with family and friends, and even by himself. He truly was an incredible man who had a passion for life. He was most happy on hot summer days riding his Harley, flying airplanes, and spending time in his garage with friends and family. Later in his life, he became very involved in building and flying remote-controlled airplanes, and even taught as an instructor. He truly enjoyed sharing his passions in life.

Anyone who knew Ron undoubtedly has stories of the impact he had on their lives. He was a mentor to many, and truly an inspiration for all.

Ronald is survived by Marcy Salamone (Daughter), Kelly Dossenback (Son), grandchildren, Brody Dossenback, Bryson Dossenback, Mareya Salamone, Caleb Dossenback, and Mila Dossenback.

He was preceded in death by Ron Dossenback Jr. (Son), Albert Dossenback (Father), Dolores Dossenback (Mother) and brothers Raymond and Jerry Dossenback.

A visitation and services will be held July 17, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (Follow the blue line to the left upon entering the memorial park). Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens at 1:00 PM in the Garden of Patriotism.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at www.dav.org



Monday, July 17, 2023, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Monday, July 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Monday, July 17, 2023, 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“I am not looking forward to tomorrow!! I’m so sad and I miss you sooooo much already! 😭😭 I love you ❤️”

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“To Ron; To a great man and one who had the courage of a lion. No more pain, no more wheel chair, no more heartache. Because I know you were a good Christian, I will look for you in the near future at Jesus feet, when i leave this earth. To all of his family, just know that he was a wonderful person and one who loved God and is now no longer suffering. I can see him now dancing around Heaven. This old Navy Veteran loved your Dad and will join him one day in the near future.”

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“Rest in peace, cousin Ron. To his children: I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and praying for God to help you get through this difficult time. ((Hugs))”


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“You will be miss I am glad to have known you from being my sister husband for many many years and I loved watching you from flying your plane to riding your motorcycle.those things made you happy but what made you the happiest were your children and you did a wonderful job raising them You will be missed by many”

“Gonna miss my two favorite Ron’s. Hopefully we can all get together again at a later date. Rest in peace Ron Sr. You have finished your toils on earth and can sit back with Jr. and tell lies and drink a few ice teas.”

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