Ronald J. Rinaldi

1961 ~ 2023

With heavy hearts we announce that Ronald J. Rinaldi passed away unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on September 2, 2023. Ron was born January 26, 1961 in Concord, MA to Richard and Verda Rinaldi. Ron graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University; served an LDS mission in Guatemala; was a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, University of Oxford, England; and graduated from Columbia University Law School, where he was an Editor of Articles for the Law Review. Ron served as a judicial clerk at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Washington, D.C. For four years. Ron was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Arizona Law School. He was an associate at law firms in Washington, D.C., New York City, NY, and Phoenix, AZ. He was an avid scratch golfer.

Ron was preceded in death by his sister Renee and is survived by his parents, brother Rick (Jaime), sister Susan Weldon, sister Rachael Beasley (Brett) and 23 nieces and nephews.

A private Celebration of Life was held September 6, 2023.


We send you love.

- Maria Rinaldi and Andrew Eales

My deepest condolences to your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

- Ted May

I am so sorry to hear this. I send love, hugs and prayers to all of you.

- Gina Tanner Reed

We are very sorry about your loss. Ron was an amazing person! We will be praying for all of you! Hugs and Love, Tammy & Harold

- Tammy Vallem & Harold Tanner

I’m so sorry to hear about Ron. I can’t even imagine. Dick, Verda, Susan, Rick, Rachael and all the kids -I send my love and strength.
Ronnie and I got to spend a little time together when we were both in DC. He was so smart and accomplished. A very impressive soul!

- Michelle M. Rinaldi

So glad you sent this so we could know Ron better! He definitely loved to learn and I'm sure he felt blessed to live with you! Families are everything and you certainly have one that is full of love!!! So thankful to know that families are forever! But to be without him now, when he was such a supportive and ever present son must be so heart wrenching. We will continue to keep you in our prayers! 😘💜

- Melinda Lund

How incredibly privileged I was to know and love Ron Rinaldi. He was my first love. And he left an indelible imprint. My sweetest and deepest condolences to all of you as we say goodbye to him for now. And it is my fervent hope to see him again in eternity.

- Emily Franklin

Thanks Ron for making my life more interesting. Rest in Peace.

- Scott J. Isham