Ronald Earl Joiner, Jr. ’70 died on March 26, 2005, in Pasadena, California.
Born on June 2, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA, he prepared for college at Marshall High School in Portland, OR, and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended for three years before entering California Institute of Technology under a 3-2 plan. In 1971, he received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Bowdoin as a member of the Class of 1970 and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from CalTech. In 1977, he received a doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. His entire professional career was spent with Xerox Corp. in El Segundo, CA, most recently as an engineering manager in color imaging. He was a member of the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, where he was the leader of the Berean Adult Fellowship. He was also for ten years the teacher of the Sonrise young adult class. Surviving are his wife, Sandi Spavin Joiner, whom he married in 1976; two daughters, Wendi and Kelly; a son, Ben; his mother, Eileen Joiner of Portland, OR; and a sister, Mary Jo Rueck, also of Portland.