In Memoriam: Robert Mayer Ringold, CRNA (1943-2019)

  • Sep 6, 2019

Robert Mayer Ringold of Peconic died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Camden, N.J., Feb. 9, 1943, to Mollie and Charles Ringold.

After graduation from high school he enlisted in the Air Force, where he served as an operating room specialist from 1960 to 1964. In 1965 he enrolled in an R.N. program at Philadelphia General Hospital, graduating In 1968. He continued his education in the Nazareth Hospital Anesthesia Program and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). He worked as a CRNA in Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J., before joining the staff of Eastern Long Island Hospital in 1978. After over 30 years of dedicated, compassionate service to the patients he cared for, he retired in 2009.

Bob was an active member and delegate of 1199 SEIU. He also served two terms as president of Southold Kiwanis Club. In recent years he was on the fundraising committee of the American Heart Association, helping to organize and participating in 5K runs. He enjoyed boating, fishing and the beach.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maureen; daughters Deborah and Donna (partner John) and son, Brian (partner Tracy); and grandchildren Nicholas, Charlie, Mollie and Hadden. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Cate and brother Gerry·

Visitors were received Aug. 29 at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Following services, interment was Aug. 30 at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Cancer Society.

This memoriam appeared in The Suffolk Times on September 3, 2019.