Ronald “Ronnie” Marvin West, age 69, of Chesapeake, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born on August 18, 1945 to Walter M. and Nancy Sale West in Richmond, VA.
He is survived by his loving wife Sherry L. formerly Crum; children Tammy Troy Clark, Sherri Rusty Via, and Geoffrey Jennifer Wilson; grandchildren Gary Cassie Jaffe, Josh Honeycutt, Cara Via; and great-grandson Andrew Christopher Jaffe. Ronnie is further survived by his stepmother Rachel; aunt Ann West; and siblings Wilson Butler, David Wrenn, Debbie Butler, Sharon Hall, and Val John McBee ; brother-in law Joseph Kim Crum and sister-in-law Betty Roger Rupe. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle James Elroy West and stepfather George Wrenn.
Ronnie was a member of the Owens Lodge No. 164 A.F.&A.M. and the Khedive Shriners of Chesapeake.
Memorial Services for Ronnie will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel 929 Battlefield Blvd S at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ronnie’s name may be made to Chesapeake Fire and Rescue or the Catholic Club of Portsmouth’s Scholarship Fund.
Special thanks to the Chesapeake EMS and Fire Department staffs for the care and concern shown to Ronnie.
Ronnie cherished his family and friends, fostering meaningful and memorable relationships with those around him. He will be dearly missed.
We were treated like we were the most important people they’d ever served. They responded to every question and request promptly and professionally.
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