Grand Lake retiree Warren J. Ramler dies
Warren J. Ramler was a great family man, an inspiring colleague and a dear friend. He died in his sleep Monday, Oc. 18, 2010, at his home in Sedona, Arizona.
Born in Joliet, Illinois, January 1, 1921 to Anna Kohlmeyer, and later adopted by John Ramler, he received his Bachelor’s degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Ramler began his career working on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and then returned to Chicago and IIT where upon completing a Master’s program in electrical engineering he began working at Argonne National Laboratories as the director of the low energy accelerator group. He left Argonne in 1968 to head up RPC Industries (Radiation Polymer Corporation) which manufactured ultra-violet curing equipment for coatings and electron beam/linear cathode also for industrial curing. He later founded and was the president of AETEK International, which also manufactured UV curing equipment.
Mr. Ramler was a lover of nature and divided his retirement between the mountains of Grand Lake, Colorado and the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. Mr. Ramler gave as much of himself personally as he did professionally and became active in the Rotary Clubs of both Grand Lake, Colorado and Sedona, Arizona. He served as a president of the Sedona Rotary Club and remained an active member with both clubs throughout his life.
Mr. Ramler is survived by his wife Ruth, his sons John and Richard, his daughter Barbara, his ten grandsons and his ten great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held later in Grand Lake, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Compassus (www.hospicecompassus.com) in Sedona, Arizona.
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