Ronald L. Aichlmayr, 82, of Murray, Utah, passed away May 19, 2023, bringing to a close a life brimming with vivid stories. \n\nBorn in Seattle, WA, to Lawrence and Kathryn Aichlmayr, Ron marked his life’s moments with an honor roll of detailed stories—from his time in the Air National Guard, his decades working in a career he loved, happy times with friends and family, and the everyday oddities that made Ron laugh heartily. Many dining room chairs were harmed by his animated storytelling. \n\nRon’s lifelong passion was airplanes. He loved looking at planes, reading about them and building and flying model airplanes. Every place he lived had an area devoted to airplane-building.\n\nRon earned his master’s in engineering from the University of Washington and enjoyed a long career with Kraftmaid Cabinetry. Ron loved the challenge of creatively solving engineering problems. This was his greatest lesson to his children: Secure a good education then do something you love. \n\nRon is survived by his son Hans Aichlmayr, daughter Lisa Hockensmith (Joe Bucha), grandchildren Lucille and Anna, brother Gary Aichlmayr (Betsy Price), several nieces and nephews and many longtime friends in Washington, Ohio and Utah.\n\nHe is preceded in death by daughter Mary Aichlmayr, former spouse Rita Aichlmayr, sisters JoAnne (Ed) Bucklin and Patricia (Morris) Perkins and his parents. \n\nA funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Friday, May 26, 2023 at St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church, 5445 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, Utah. \nVisitation will be 5 to 8 pm Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 S. State St., Murray, Utah.\nA celebration of life will also be held at 11 am Saturday, June 24, 2023 at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 16280 E. High St., Middlefield, Ohio. \nInterment will follow at a later date.