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“Liz and I send our condolences we are sorry for your loss of Ron we will remember the good times we had in the Cafe working together with you all we...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Andrew Reindollar - Summerville, SC

“My prayers be with you all during this difficult time. Ron will be deeply missed by so many and words will never be enough to express any condolence....Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Stephanie Nichols - Woodbridge, VA

“Prayers to his family. I worked with Ron several times in the railroad emergency response field. I always found him well grounded when all around us...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Norman David Smith - Work

“My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was the kindest most gentle man I ever knew. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Cyndy - Friend

“We will miss Ron´s conversations and friendship, but he will never be forgotten. Enjoy the Kingdom of the Lord my Friend. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Paul & Kelly Draper


Ron was born in Minden, Nebraska, on November 2, 1951. He graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1970. A veteran, Ron served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Ron's long railroad career started with the Burlington Northern Railroad in Lincoln, Nebraska, taking him to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he met and married his wife Shelley in 1986.

Changing his vocation to the Association of American Railroads, Bureau of Explosives, took him to Colorado, where he was a hazardous materials inspector, cleaning up many dangerous derailments and explosions in his Western territory.

In Colorado, the two delights of his life were born - Emily 1989 and Morgan 1991. Wanting to travel less and spend more time with his family, he accepted a position at the Westvaco Papermill in Charleston, SC as a Transportation Manager. After retiring from Kapstone, he returned to the Association of American Railroads before retiring for good.

He enjoyed tinkering on the house and Colorado cabin, being outdoors, shucking oysters, and having the most impressive Christmas light display on the block. If he wasn't working on the house or cabin, you could find him playing golf, hunting, or watching baseball. He never missed a Masters tournament or Colorado Rockies game. Having grown up on a farm, Ron was a true animal lover - you could usually spot his dog, Penguin, riding shotgun in the front seat.

Ron was a deep believer in Jesus Christ and held his men's fellowship groups close to his heart. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife, Shelley Morgan Alber, daughters, Emily Alber (Casey Samuelsen), SC, and Morgan Casey (Jack Casey), Asheville, NC; sisters, Marcia Alber, Mary Alber, and Julie Southwick; brother, Ken Alber (Julie Alber), Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law, Thala Morgan Wilson, Oklahoma City, OK; nephews, Jared Southwick, Jonah Alber and Jacob Alber; niece, Katie Southwick; great-niece, Emma Glasgow, all from Lincoln, NE.

He is preceded by his parents, Joan (Eckhardt) and Lester Alber, brother-in-laws Mark Southwick and Ken Wilson, and nephews Kevin Wilson and Tracy Wilson.

Memorial services will be performed at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414 on March 18, 2022, at 3:00 PM.