Ronald Lee Vess, 86, of North Chesterfield, VA passed away on Tuesday, 8 June 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Lee Vess and Hallie Ailstock Vess, and brother, David Alan Vess. He is survived by his loving wife, Sun Cha Vess; brother, Stephen L. Vess; sister, Linda A. Vess; nieces, Jennifer Vess-Morgan, Robyn Vess, and Kylie Vess; and a nephew, Todd A. Schall-Vess.
He graduated from Covington High School in 1952. After graduation, he entered the Navy as an Electronics Technician for 4 years. He worked at IBM as a computer engineer in South Korea, Vietnam, and the US. He helped to develop the Korean Toll system. Ron was one of the developers who designed and built the IBM VM (Virtual Machine) system. He was an avid traveler, traveling cross-country with his wife in a motor home, motorcycling on a Harley-Davidson to Canada and Mexico, and sailing on a 45 foot sailboat from Vietnam to Hawaii. He moved back to Virginia in 1999.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
The Korean Canaan Church
(c/o Chung Min McBride)
8001 Walmsley Blvd
N Chesterfield, VA. 2323