Ronald S. Jamieson ’45

Ronald S. Jamieson ’45 departed this life on Dec. 27 at home, with his loving wife and family next to him. Ronald was the husband of Marjorie Mettler Jamieson, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage until she preceded him in death in 1985. In 1996 he married Margaret Benson Jamieson, 2005 Brassfield Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27410-2157; and they shared 11 years together. Born on Jan. 15, 1922, in Mendham, N.J., Ronald was one of four sons of the late James Jamieson, a Methodist minister, of Sandess, Shetland Islands, Scotland, and Alice Landgraf Jamieson from Brooklyn, N.Y. Being the son of a minister, his family moved from church to church in New Jersey, and he attended seven grammar schools and three high schools, finally settling in Greensboro, N.C. While attending Greensboro Senior High School, he was active in sports: was first baseman and pitcher on the baseball team, played basketball and football, and was a member of the track team. He received invitations to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, and Philadelphia Athletics, but he was never able to join due to his enlistment in the U.S. Navy. He served on active duty for eight years as a first class petty officer pharmacist mate. Ronald attended Duke University and Davidson College and graduated with honors from Guilford College in Greensboro in 1949 with a bachelor of arts in economics. He became associated with the Jamieson Insurance Agency in Hackettstown and Blairstown as an independent agent, later becoming owner until his retirement in 1992. He was appointed to the board of directors of Portland National Bank (now PNC Bank) in 1958. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro; served nine years as a Board of Visitors member of Davidson College; was a member of the American Legion; Veteran of Foreign Wars; and a lifetime member of the American Forestry Association, as well as various civic and social organizations. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald S. Jamieson II of Waynesville, N.C.; James M. Jamieson Orange, Calif.; two daughters, Karen J. Ipek of Atlanta and Meredith J. Renz of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepsons; eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. His brothers, Robert, Herbert, and James Jamieson, preceded him in death.