Ronald L. Cerel ’57 died on January 6, 2018, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in MetroWest Daily News, January 16, 2018:)
Ronald L. Cerel 83, died peacefully on January 4, 2018, from complications of pneumonia. He was born in Medway, MA, on April 1, 1943, the son of the late Martin and Celia Cerel. Ron is survived by his loving wife Judith (Wheeler) Cerel. Devoted father of Dr. Adam Cerel of Acton, MA, and Raleigh Cerel Gerber of Laguna, CA. He is also survived by three grandsons, Benjamin Cerel, Andrew Cerel, and Jason Joffeand, and a sister, Cynthia (Cerel) Sandler of Boca Raton, FL. In recent years he split his time between Hinsdale, MA, and South Beach, FL. Ron attended Governor Dummer Academy preparatory school and graduated from Bowdoin College. He had a long and distinguished career of more than thirty-five years as the owner of Cerels Insurance, with locations in Natick, Medway, and Milford, MA. He was also the co-owner of Cerels Travel, which he operated with his wife Judi in Natick. Ron was a long distance runner, patron of the arts, world traveller, wine enthusiast, skilled photographer, and life-long learner. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be lovingly remembered by everyone for his easygoing nature and great sense of humor. A private memorial will be held, and the family asks that gestures of remembrance be made in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).