Ron L. Sohn
Ronald Lewis Sohn, Ohio mineral dealer and collector in the 1970s and 1980s, was born in Middletown, Ohio on March 6, 1944, the son of Blanche and Lewis Sohn, a shoe salesman in a department store. He married Linda L. ___ but they divorced in 1978; he then married Donna J. Christon in 1984, and they divorced in 1988; he then married Beverley K. ___, with whom he currently lives in Waynesville, Ohio, a small suburb outside of Dayton.
Ron operated under the business name of Ron L. Sohn Minerals. Walt Lidstom, a well-known and respected Oregon mineral dealer, mentored him in the business. Ron's business card said "Distinctive minerals and crystal groups for the discriminating collector" (Kitty Hawk Dr. address – "by appointment"). His cousin, Don Sohn, also dealt in mineral specimens but they did business separately. Ron was a charter subscriber to the Mineralogical Record in 1970, but his subscription lapsed in 1989, and he has not generally been seen since as a mineral dealer. He sold much of his collection to Neil Pfaff in the 1980s, but in 2007 he showed up at the Cincinnati Mineral Show with one last flat of fine specimens to sell from his collection.
His addresses have included:
2607 Walford Dr., Dayton, Ohio.
2815 Lakeshore Place, Dayton (labels)
1528 Forrer Blvd., Dayton (labels)
4014 Kitty Hawk Dr., Dayton, Ohio (subscr. in 1989).
552 Rhondavu Ct., Waynesville, OH 45068 (current)
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WILSON, Wendell E. (2019)
Biographical Archive, at www.mineralogicalrecord.com.]
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