Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


J. Ronald Genevie

March 24, 1947March 17, 2020

J. Ronald Genevie, 73, died at his Marco Island home on March 17, 2020. He was born in Rochester, PA and was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Bishop Genevie. They resided in Columbus, OH before retiring to Marco Island in 2001.

Ron graduated from Penn State University and began a 30 year career as Chief of Microbiology at the Ohio Department of Health Laboratory. A devoted PSU and Pittsburgh Steeler fan, Ron relished in “Steeler Nation” friendships at The Sandbar gatherings. He loved reading and walking, but delighted more in his morning neighborly chats. He enjoyed boating with friends and family.

A remarkable man whose life was defined by integrity. Honored his parents. Cherished his wife and loved ones. Dedicated to his field of science with an unparalleled work and personal ethic. A strong intellect accompanied by a ready sense of humor and smile. Unassuming, caring, a gentleman. Faithful to God. Ron, forever we love you.

Ron’s family extends their appreciation to dear neighbors, Island CC members and all special Marco Island friends who embraced him and helped restore his joyful spirit following the loss of his wife. Deep gratitude to Dr. Eric and Kris Zimmerman for standing as Ron’s earthy angels, true to the end. Bless you, one and all.

A member of The Island Country Club and San Marco Catholic Church. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Columbus, OH for Lynn and Ron Genevie.


  • A memorial service will be held at a later date in Columbus, OH for Lynn and Ron Genevie.


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Robert McCune

March 23, 2020

So sad to receive this news from fellow Rochester High School classmates. Ron was indeed a dear fellow; recalling fondly the high school years spent together. I remember there were just a scant few of us in an advanced math class, which nowadays would likely be called "pre-calculus." This was a new item at the time in 1964.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family.