Source: Rowe Funeral Home:
GOSHEN – Ronald Frederick Nodine, 84, passed away on October 12, 2018. He was the loving husband of Johanne (Harbert) Nodine for 62 years.
Ron was born on March 23, 1934, son of the late Frederick Nodine and Dorothy Bergen of Thomaston. As a youth he grew up in Terryville, where he was awarded the Jimmy Fiddler Award for outstanding community service during World War II. He was also active in Boy Scouts and sang barbershop and in the church choir.
Following his military service in Korea, Ron graduated from UCONN with a BS in mechanical engineering. He worked for New Departure and Wallace Barnes in Bristol.
In 1966, he and Johanne, along with their children, moved to Goshen where he maintained a small family farm. He enjoyed being active in 4H with his children and was also a cast member of the Goshen Players for a few years.
Ron decided to leave the engineering field around 1970 to start his own business, Nodine’s Smokehouse, selling gourmet meats in Manhattan and across the country. He was active in and was the former director of the American Association of Meat Processors.
During this time Ron was also active in the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, serving as lieutenant of the ambulance and becoming an EMT-IV. He was instrumental in bringing Life Star Services to Volunteer ambulances. He also served as second selectman for the Town of Goshen.
Ron attended the Church of Christ Congregational and then the First Congregational Church of Torrington and continued to sing in each choir.
In addition to his beloved wife, Johanne, he is survived by his three children, Robin Thebarge (John), Maureen Fortier (Mike) and Calvin Nodine (Kelly); ten grandchildren, Crystal, Gregory, John, Hannah Michelle, Katie, Danielle, Giselle, Michael and Kimberly; six great grandchildren, the light of his eyes, Jason, Harley, Makayla, Dylan, Isabelle and Revel; sister, Bobbi Hathaway of Mansfield Depot and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Carole Nodine and Wanda Doolittle.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m on Tuesday, October 16, at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 11 am at the First Congregational Church of Torrington, 835 Riverside Avenue, Torrington.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Goshen Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 193
Goshen, CT 06756; the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen, 5 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756; or the First Congregational Church of Torrington, 835 Riverside Ave
Torrington ,CT 06790.
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