April 25, 1939 - February 6, 2020 Mr. Ronald "Ron" Joseph Schertler, 80, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at his home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, officiated by Father Jerome Chavarria. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Wilkinson Funeral Home. Ron was born April 25, 1939, in Covington, Ky., to the late Frederick Marvin and Mary Louise Schroder Schertler. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Schmidt Schertler. Ron worked for many years at NASA in Cleveland, Ohio, as a physicist. He loved his job and worked on several projects, including the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite. He enjoyed playing tennis, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a life-long Catholic who was involved with the church and more recently supported Positive Provisions, packing backpacks with food for school children. He also enjoyed spending time at their Surfside Beach house with his wife Peggy, walking the beach and watching the birds and squirrels from their screened-in porch. He was also an avid and talented wood carver. Ron was a patient, kind and generous man who touched many lives and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Peggy O'Neil of Concord; sons, Michael Joseph Schertler and wife, Sandy, of Dallas, Ga., Rick Tolbert and wife, Laura, of Concord; daughters, Diane Schertler Rohlman and husband, Joe, of Iowa City, Iowa, Monica Schertler Humby and husband, Scott, of Hamburg, N.Y., Sandy Tolbert of Concord; sister, Marleen Schertler of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, David Schertler and wife, Delia, of Albuquerque, N.M., Roger Schertler and wife, Kathy, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and grandchildren: Caitriona, Aaren, Hayden, Donovan and Keegan Schertler; Nicholas, Samuel and Lucy Rohlman; Jessica Humby; and Annalee Tolbert. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Forest Hill U.M.C., 265 Union St. N. Concord, NC 28025, care of the Positive Provision program. Wilkinson Funeral Home www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com
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