Ronald W. Lapham

March 30, 1937 - July 28, 2019

Ronald W. Lapham, age 82, was the beloved husband of Patricia J. (White) Lapham for 63 years; loving father of Amy K. Dugan (husband Jim), Katherine L. Carmigiano, and Jennifer L. Caples (husband Scott); devoted grandfather of Rachel and Madeline Dugan, and Caroline Crow (husband Adam), Abigail and Margaret Carmigiano, John Ridgely and Samantha Caples; cherished son of the late Clarence and Florence (Couhig); dearest brother of the late Charles Lapham (wife Pat); and a dear uncle and great uncle to many. 

Ronald died surrounded by family on July 28th, 2019 after a year-long battle with cancer. Ron began his career with IBEW as a journeyman electrician, and then for over 20 years continued his career as the owner-operator of Newbury Electric Supply Co. and The Lighting Studio of Chagrin Falls. Determined to continue his profession into retirement, Ron utilized his many talents to found and operate Empire Power Systems.  

Ron was the embodiment of joy of life. He was a fun-loving and loyal friend and father, a competitive golfer, a charismatic charmer, a fearless adventurer- an example for all who knew him of how to live a full life. 

A Memorial Service for Ron will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St., Painesville, OH, on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 11am, followed by interment in the St. James Columbarium. Following the service, a gathering will take place to celebrate Ron’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions are welcomed for the St. James Foundation, address aforementioned.