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Ronald Vess

Ronald Vess

August 10, 1934 - June 08, 2021
Chesterfield, Va

Ronald Vess

August 10, 1934 - June 08, 2021
Chesterfield, Va

Obituary

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

Phone: 804-833-3667

Visitation

  • Date & Time: June 19, 2021 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: June 19, 2021 (5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

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6 responses to Ronald Vess

  1. July 31, 1966, I 1st met Ron, when he picked me up at the Airport in Saigon.
    We worked together in the Saigon Pac Ops office until 1971. He left on a sailboat early 71′, heading to San Francisco. I was on R&R in Australia and stopped in Bali, Indonesia, and as we were landing I saw a Sailboat that looked like the one he was on. So the next morning I rented a motorcycle and when to the harbor and yes, it was Ron and the gang . Best of friends for 55 years, and 20 years in San Francisco, miss you Ronnie and Condolence to Ms. Lee and his family, some who I met in SF.

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