Ronald Michael Dolinger, of Bexley, passed away on Sept. 27, 2022, the second day of Rosh Hashana (5783).

The son of the late Ben and Mary Dolinger, he was the youngest of four children. Ron graduated from The Ohio State University, where he received both his bachelor’s degree in economics as well as his MBA. Prior to getting his master’s, Ron served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army for two years. He then followed in his father’s footsteps, going into the insurance and financial services industry, a job he proudly held for 45 years, up until his passing. Among the many awards he received while working in the insurance industry, his most prestigious award was leading MetLife Insurance in sales twice.

In 1986, Ron decided to settle down with the love of his life, Beth Harshman. Together they had two beautiful daughters, Bari and Molly, who were his pride and joy. Ron loved his family and friends, his career and, of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an avid sports fan and spent years playing in various softball and basketball leagues.

Ron will be remembered for his dedication to his family, friends and clients. His roots were firmly planted in the Columbus Jewish community. He was an active participant in multiple Jewish organizations, including serving as president of the Agudas Achim Brotherhood as well as a member of the board of Columbus Jewish Israel Bonds and the Jewish National Fund.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beth Dolinger; daughters, Bari (Avi) Gorbacz and Molly (Phil) Seper and brother, Stan Dolinger; sister, Sandy “Shaindy” Kursban (Steve Sawmelle); grandchildren, Leizer, Chani, Yisroel Meir and Moshe Chaim Gorbacz; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St.

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Interment will follow at New Beth Jacob Cemetery.

Shiva will be observed at the Dolinger residence from 7 to p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob (

Arrangements under the direction of Epstein Memorial Chapel.