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Ronald Vitukevich

Ronald Vitukevich

May 7, 1942 - December 12, 2020
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Obituary

Ronald Vitukevich, 78, a resident of Chelmsford, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Shirley A. Keenan with whom he spent the last 31 years.

He was born on May 7, 1942 in Everett, MA and was a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Paradiso) Vitukevich.

He was raised in Everett, MA and graduated from Everett High School. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. Early in his career he worked for Raytheon, researching and installing the early warning line of radar installations that the United States erected in Alaska and northern Canada. He then went on to work for ESA for 34 years as an electrical engineer who designed electronic circuitry for numerous medical instruments used in laboratories, hospitals, doctors’ offices and universities worldwide. After retirement in 2007, Ron remained part of the ESA/Magellan family and continued as a consultant who was an expert problem solver, valued team contributor and mentor to many.

He enjoyed golfing, metal detecting, cooking and spending time in the summer at Wild Acres Campground in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

In addition to his wife, Ronald leaves his two sons; Ronald Vitukevich and his wife Maria of Londonderry, NH, and Michael Vitukevich and his wife Jeanne of Everett, MA, his daughter, Julie Carreiro and her husband Steven of North Reading, MA and their mother Nancy Vitukevich of Chelsea, MA. He was a proud “Papa” to his grandchildren Nicholas, Anthony, Brett, Mia, and Michael, Jr., Vitukevich and Steven and Samantha Carreiro. He also leaves his brother Alan Vitukevich and his wife Joni of Wakefield, MA, and his brothers and sisters-in-law Colleen and Brett Reynolds of Hudson, NH, Michael and Janine McDermott of Nashua, NH, Tom and Tracy McDermott of Salem, NH, Tracy McDermott of Hudson, NH, Arthur and Carol McDermott of Lowell, Christopher and Gloria McDermott of Lowell, and Kelly and Christine Keenan of Reno, NV. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a great niece.

Ronald was blessed with many good friends with special mention of Nicole McInnis and her husband Dave Ertel of Cincinnati, OH.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, funeral services will be held when safe for all.
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Jane Karabatsos

Posted at 09:28am
Shirley, I am so very sorry to hear this. My heart aches for you. It's the beautiful memories that we have. My prayers for you and family.

My warmest sympathy
Jane Karabatsos

Debra Manning

Posted at 05:51pm
So sad to hear this news. We have so many fond memories of Ron as a co-worker and friend. Always the gentleman, with his quiet humor and wit. Our thoughts are with Shirley at this difficult time. We love you both.
Brian and Debra

Terrie Miller Clarke

Posted at 09:49am
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. It was wonderful getting to know you two at Wild Acres. Ron was a very sweet person. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends from OOB.
TF

The Heintz Family

Posted at 08:42am
Remembering you and Ronald Vitukevich in our minds and in our hearts.
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Cathy Kalivas

Posted at 08:28am
Dear Shirley,
We are so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We will always remember the fun times we had together at Joni’s Christmas parties and other events that we were together. Your are in our prayers and thoughts.
May his memory be eternal.
Much love and sympathies,
Cathy and Charlie Kalivas
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