Dr. Ronald P. Chadwick

dr. ronald chadwick

July 16, 1935 ~ July 14, 2016

Resided in: Rye, CO

Dr. Ronald P. Chadwick, 80, passed away July 14, 2016, in his sleep after struggling for two years with many serious health issues. Survived by his sister, Josephine Birk; his wife of 60 years, Sally (Dolsen) Chadwick; four great sons and 12 wonderful grandchildren. He enjoyed life, being with his family, studying, teaching, sharing his faith, working with wood, camping and helping others. Ronald's memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Table Mountain Church, 6154 Boulder Ave, Rye, CO, followed by a BBQ. His family will lead the service and welcomes family and friends to join in celebrating his life. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dr. Chadwick was my professor in Christian Education at Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in the 80s. I was an MDiv student with a minor in Christian Education. Just today, after doing a word study in the Greek LXX, my mind went to Dr. Chadwick’s lectures on Hebrew (OT, like the LXX) words and a philosophy of Christian education built, in part if not in whole, on those Hebrew words. His classes greatly impressed me in the area of what it means to have a Biblical perspective on education. (Interestingly enough, I remember him showing that the “secular” idea of education often dove tailed with these Hebrew words – not that public education has given us anything of real lasting value, my 2 cents.) So today, remembering his class, I went to the Internet to see if I could find a book by him that would take me back to the content of his classes. I did find a book by him. The seller said it was the last one in his/her possession. I ordered it today; it should be here around Dec. 1. There is more I could say about his classes that I appreciated – one was we could “Contract for an A” in the course. A brilliant idea and in keeping with his philosophy of education. Of course, searching his name, I came across this site and I immediately wanted to live a post on my appreciation for his classes. Ordering his book today is, of course, an evident show of my appreciation. Stephen Parelli

  2. Sally and family, my thoughts are with you. I admired Ron’s strong faith, and l always
    looked forward to seeing him in passing at the Post Office. His cheerful words brightened my day. Now God is smiling with him.

  3. So blessed I got the chance to meet you Ron. Enjoyed the short conversations we had about our dear savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We will get to talk again. Will miss you saying the Lords prayer at every meal. God Bless you and your family.

  4. I greatly respected Ron from working with him at RBC Ministries years ago, and then watching him take on the presidency of Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. Upon entering heaven’s gates I just know God said to him “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

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