Ronald Smullian

Ronald M. Smullian

October 7, 1932 - April 1, 2021
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    Monday, April 5th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Monday, April 5th, 2021 1:00pm


Donations are being accepted for:
Ner Tamid Congregation

6214 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201


Ronald M. Smullian, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at the age of 88. He is survived by his brother Harold (Barrie) Smullian and Nephews and Nieces Neil and Jennifer Smullian, Andrew and Allie Smullian, Great, Nephews Jaren and Chase Smullian and Great Niece Olivia Smullian. He was predeceased by his wives Sara Smullian (nee Cohen) and Marilyn Smullian (nee Buckner), and by his parents Mary and Ernest Smullian.

Ronnie was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, University of Maryland School of Law, and served honorably in the US Army. He was both an Attorney and CPA he had a distinguished 43-year career with the US Federal Government. Ronnie was a philanthropist and an active member of the Jewish Community, specifically Ner Tamid, Beth Tifiloh, and Beth Jacob Congregations.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Ner Tamid Congregation, 6214 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 or The Associated Jewish Charities, 101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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Anna Lee and Bernie Baumohl

Posted at 05:44pm
Harold, Barrie and Family,
We extend our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved
brother Ronald. May he rest in peace.

Menashe and Bracha Efron

Posted at 09:41pm
I met Ron on the train when I was working in DC in the early 2000s. He offered me rides to and from the station and became a friend and regular Shabbos guest at our home around the corner from him for years. A truly dignified man with his priorities on straight, caring, sharing that boyish grin, and always ready to sing. We were impressed that he was selected to introduce Rabbi Frand at the annual Tshuva Lecture for many years, a well deserved honor not given out lightly.
My father lived next door at Tudor Heights, so I opportuned to spend lot of time with Ron while visiting Dad there.
My personal condolences to Harold who showed such dedication under difficult circumstances. May he rest in peace.

Undrea Screvens

Posted at 10:17am
It saddens me to hear of Mr. Ronnie's passing. But i am honored to have been able to work with him and Ms. Marilyn. Mr. Harold you have been a great brother your support has been so apparent if ever there was an award you would get it from me. Please continue to be blessed and well. Your friend Undrea from Tudor Heights

Gwendolyn Bryant

Posted at 09:48am
What a wonderful opportunity was afforded me and my sisters upon meeting Ronald Smullian (Ronnie) and the Smullian Family. As his care givers we were blessed with an unexpected relationship of mutual compassion and love. Ronnie was brilliant, energetic; always up for a challenge and ready to go. For sure, idle was no where in his vocabulary. We are so grateful to Harold, Barri, Neal and family for trusting use with Ronnie's care; which opened a door to us that we weren't even aware was available. THANKS and "Zei Gezunt!"

Deborah E Sachs Barsky

Posted at 07:12pm
To Harold and Barrie and family
My condolences on the loss of your brother . I remember the lovely voice that Ronnie had doing his times at Tudor Heights . Him and his late wife made a lovely couple . May You be comfort in the morning of Zion

Barbara Levy Goldstein

Posted at 06:59pm
My condolences to you and Barrie over the loss of Ronnie, my 1st cousin. Have fondest of memories of us growing up across the street from each other on Levindale Road. I will be in touch with you soon. Barbara Levy Goldstein and Harvey

Maureen Davidov

Posted at 03:03pm
Dear Harold, Barrie and family: heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Ron. He and Marilyn were a lovely couple, and Ron was a dedicated volunteer for Jewish Community Services for many years. May Ron’s memory be for a blessing.

Sandy Rose Sacki

Posted at 11:28am
Harold and family, Sending condolences to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your brother, Ron. I go back to Levindale Road/Sunset Road times.

Ilene chazen

Posted at 09:49am
Deepest condolences on the loss of your dearly beloved Ron. He and my Dad were good friends years ago at Ner Tamid. I remember him as kind and sincere and compassionate. May the find memories you have of him be a source of comfort to your family during this difficult time.

Sheila and Mark Mentz

Posted at 10:27pm
Dear Harold and Barrie,
I was so sorry to read of Ronnie's passing. We have fond memories of spending Passovers with him and Marilyn in New Jersey. My deepest and most sincerest sympathy. Baruch Dayan Haemet.

Michael Mannes

Posted at 04:24pm
Hal and Barrie and your families - it is with deep respect and warm memories that I honor the passing of your brother Ronnie - as a neighbor on Levindale/Sunset Roads and at The Towers Condominium. Ronnie was a gentle sole whose warmth and quietude will always be a glowing memory to those of us who knew him. May his life be a blessing.

Aelene and Billy Tabak

Posted at 11:52am
Dear Harold and Barrie, we are so sorry for Ronnie's passing. Your devotion and support to him has been beautiful and shows the tight bond you shared. May those happy memories bring comfort and smiles.

Roz Weiner

Posted at 09:54am
My sincerest condolence to you both and your family on the passing of Ronald. May he Rest In Peace and have many smiles from the memories you feel and remember that are dear to you hearts. BDE

Sue and Merv Hurwitz

Posted at 11:37pm
Dear Harold and Barrie and family ,
We are very sorry for your loss, and extend our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in beautiful memories and May he Rest In Peace.

Richard Bloom

Posted at 10:56pm
Hal, Please accept our dincere condolences.
Nancy and Richard Bloom

Paul L Abrams

Posted at 09:09pm
Condolences to the Smullian family...Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue has lost another true lonsman in less than a week. Ron was the true example of a devoted Jew. A real mensch...I believe Ron was a brotherhood President for several years. He loved everyone that attended the Shul.He lived life by exemplifying the meaning of righteousness, goodness from the heart...Your friends will miss you, but we will.never forget you !!! May Hashem bless his soul...Baruch Hashem !!!

Helene Walters

Posted at 06:44pm
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Always cherish your wonderful memories.

Alan Heller

Posted at 05:20pm
Ner Tamid has lost one of its pillars. He was a real mensch. May his neshama find peace in Gan Eden.

Frani Solomon Lazarus

Posted at 04:47pm
Dear Harold,
So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Levindale/Sunset was a special place growing up.

ira robinson

Posted at 04:32pm
Hal. I am sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 03:05pm
To all who mourn for
Ronald W. Smullian
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.

Ellen Sack

Posted at 01:39pm
So sorry for your loss. May his memory be of a blessing.
My late husband, Sylvan H.Sack, always spoke highly of your brother.

Simone and Larry Rosenbloom

Posted at 01:21pm
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear brother. You and Barrie showed true devotion to Ronnie throughout his difficult journey. May fond memories help ease your pain.
Simone and Larry Rosenbloom

Ted and Roz Cornblatt

Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Harold and Barrie,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Ronnie’s passing. Our families were close friends, and we knew Ronnie ever since the time when we all were growing up on Sunset Road. He was truly a gentleman, always kind and friendly, and we fondly remember him. May his memory be a blessing.
Ted and Roz Cornblatt

Howard & Ann Cornblatt

Posted at 12:49pm
Dear Harold, Barrie, & family,
We were so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. He was not only a neighbor, but also a friend for many years. You were so dedicated to your brother . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Nadine and Ray weinstein

Posted at 12:15pm
Dear Harold and Barrie,

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your brother, Ronnie. We are thinking of you, and hope
that the memories of good times you shared with him will be of some comfort.

Barbara Offit Lichtenberg

Posted at 11:39am
Extending my condolences 2 Harold & the entire Smullian family. Always cherish those precious memories u shared through the years.


Posted at 08:53am
Dear Harold,

I have known Ron, you and your father for more than 50 years. I seldom ever saw you two apart. In these final years, you were always watching after him. There was only one Ron with his devotion to Judaism, Shul, and Family.
Al Polovoy

Sheila Eick

Posted at 08:50am
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Ronald when I was visiting someone at Levendale. He always had a smile on his face and I could tell that he was a kind and friendly person. Also, I can't forget that he had a beautiful voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.

Jo Margolis Wilson

Posted at 08:21am
When I was growing up and attending Beth Jacob Congregation I remember having many interactions with Mr. Smullian with great fondness. He always had time for us kids in the junior congregations. And always was kind and humorous. I am so sorry for you loss. The world has lost a very special person.

Linda Kreshtool

Posted at 07:57am
Barrie and Harold, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother. You were both dedicated to him and your many warm memories will bring you peace.
Linda and Alan

Pat and Bill Jacobs

Posted at 07:09pm
Dear Harold and Barrie and family,

Our most sincere condolences to you on the passing of your brother Ronald. Hopefully sweet memories will ease your grief.
Sincerely, Pat and Bill

Gil Zemlak Ner Tamid

Posted at 05:57pm
So sorry on your loss.

Bob &Devorah Brooks

Posted at 05:05pm
Dear Harold and the whole Sumllian family,
We pray that you will be comforted with the memories of all the good years you shared. We were happy to spend some time over the past few years with Ronny and his smiling countenance.
With love to you all,
Devorah and Bob

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 04:25pm
Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Ronald Smullian, brother of our member, Harold Smullian, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

Marilyn & Sonny Spector

Posted at 03:10pm
Dear Barrie and Harols,
Extending our deepest condolences to you and your Family on the loss of your beloved brother Ronald.
May your beautiful memories remain in your hearts forever.

Rena and Sheldon Polun

Posted at 03:01pm
Harold and Barrie - We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time. May his memory be for a blessing.

Sandy Levin & Alan Buckner

Posted at 02:39pm
Barrie and Harold. Alan and I send our deepest sympathy at the passing of Ronnie. We know that you did everything that you could to make Marilyn and Ronnie's last years as comfortable and easy for them as possible. May Ron's memory be a blessing.

Jeffrey legum

Posted at 02:32pm
We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Ina and Jeff

Sara & Ed Rosenbaum

Posted at 02:26pm
Harold & Barrie, our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear brother. We know how close you were and the loving attention you gave him these past many years. May his memory always be for a blessing, and may they bring a smile to your face and heart.

Marcia and Steve Greenfield

Posted at 01:56pm
We are so sorry to read about Ron's passing. He volunteered at JFS when I worked in Volunteer Services and married Marilyn l'shalom who was a secretary at JFS. In later years, I met up with them again when my late mother and they were all residents at Tudor Heights. Ron was a true mentsch-. We extend our sympathy to your entire family and hope Ron can now rest in peace. Baruch Dayen Haemet.

Harriet Cohen

Posted at 01:42pm
Harold and family, I wanted to reach out and extend my thoughts and sympathy on the death of your beloved Ronald. May caring thoughts and wishes strengthen you and bring you comfort. Harriet Cohen

Mark Schwartzman

Posted at 12:36pm
Harold and Family,

Sorry for your loss. Ron was a true Gentleman and I always enjoyed seeing him at Ner Tamid on Shabbat. He loved Judaism and our Shul. Karen would see Marilyn and Ron when she would visit residents at Tudor Heights with our Kaytee Bell. May his memory be for a blessing.

Joyce Wolpert

Posted at 12:12pm
I am remembering Ronald and Marilyn from when I used to visit persons at Tudor Heights. Ronald had a strong, pleasing voice, and when he used to sing out, it was with gusto. He seemed happy and powerful at those moments. May his Soul be blessed for Eternal Life.

Susan (Simon) Rotkovitz

Posted at 11:55am
My sincere condolences to you and the family on the passing of Ronald. May his memory be for a blessing and bring you comfort and peace. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Marsha (Goodman) and Moe Saks

Posted at 11:50am
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ronald.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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