SHAHAM was born in Craiova, Romania on October 12th,
He was the first son of the two children SCHWARTZ family. He was a
1963 the family immigrated to Israel and settled in Hadera.
After serving in the IDF, he studied
Electrical Engineering at the Technion- Israel Institute of
Technology, Haifa and got a B.Sc.EE diploma. Later he studied system
analysis and got a Master degree in business administration at
Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
He worked at Elisra electronic systems
ltd., Bnei-Brak, Israel from 1977 until his death. He had various
jobs: he was head of the technical publications department, was a
systems analyst, was head of engineering support services, was head
of the test equipment labs of the operating division and was the
operating division head controller. He succeeded in every job he did
and had very good human relationships with all those he worked with.
He was highly appreciated and loved.
Rony changed his family surname to the Hebrew name- SHAHAM.
He married, had two children and lived in Rishon Le Zion.
Apart from work, he was interested in bridge and was awarded the title
of Senior National Master of Bridge.
He was also a qualified bridge teacher.
In his last years he developed an interest in genealogy. He researched
his family and wife’s family genealogy. He had volunteered to help to
genealogical projects. He was a founding member of the Botosani
research group that acquired and indexed the vital records of the
city of Botosani, Romania.
In November 2011 he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Rony passed away
on July 19th 2012
and was buried in the Rishon Le Zion cemetery.