September 16, 1941 - November 18, 2020
Ronald E. Plymale passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on September 16, 1941, his family moved to Columbus when he was a child, and he spoke fondly of playing on his grandfather’s farm during return visits to West Virginia. In high school, he became a champion member of the debate team, which sparked an interest in law that became his enduring passion. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1968, Ron spent 52 years helping hundreds of people. Early in his career, he was prosecutor for Grove City, Ohio, then went on to found The Plymale Partnership, Plymale & Associates, and most recently, Plymale & Dingus, where he worked until his passing. Ron loved being a lawyer and often said there was never a day he wasn’t happy to go to work. He relished being a member of the Columbus legal community and mentoring young lawyers. Throughout his career he was recognized countless times for his service to the community, his clients, and the legal profession. Ron was well-traveled, and he delighted in generously sharing those experiences with his family, hosting his sister on her first trip to Europe, exploring the Danube River with his daughter and, most recently, taking his son on an east coast road trip last summer; memories they will always cherish. He was active in the recovery community for 40 years. A beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, Ron is survived by his wife Mitzi Plymale; son Bryce Plymale; daughter Suzanne Plymale; stepdaughter Anne Margaret Podolski; stepson Todd Mitchell Hawes; brother Stephen Plymale; sister Sharon Airhart; brother-in-law Larry Airhart; nephew Geoffrey Plymale and niece Elizabeth Airhart. Friends and associates may call this Saturday, November 28th from 3:00pm-5pm at SCHOEDINGER Midtown, 229 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Please be sure to adhere to all current social distancing standards- including the wearing of face masks. Funeral service will be private to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Ron’s name.
Ronald E. Plymale passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on September 16, 1941, his family moved to Columbus when he was a child, and he spoke fondly of playing on his grandfather’s farm during return... View Obituary & Service Information
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