- 71 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 11, 1941
- Date of passing: Oct 31, 2012
|Ron will live on forever within the memories that we shared.|
"I can see you still in 1950 or so watched you and my brother Richard, as you grew, I wasn't much older, but spoke to you a lot to say Hi, I am sure you will be remembered a long, long time."
"For your birthday we will celebrate you life, and think of you, and salute to you on this day. We are sure you are looking upon us.
Love you and your family."
"Hello old friend Ron in Heaven. We miss you and love you and wish you a Very Happy Birthday
Love Hans and Connie"
"Happy Birthday Ron 72nd I'll help you celebrate your day. Hugs & Love you."
"I never met Ron, but know him through the words and laughter, the tears and the broken heart of his son Rick. Rick has delivered speeches in our Toastmasters club about the many happy days spent fishing and boating, camping and just knowing his Dad. Ron is a guy who comes along maybe once or twice in a lifetime, and knowing him--even from a distance--is a privilege I will cherish."
""Rush" was a very unique guy and always brought the party with him! He was one who always lit up the room; wherever he went everyone was soon a new found friend. He was always game for a new adventure and we were so lucky to have shared years of them with him. We love Ron & Patti deeply and treasure all the grand memories we have shared over the years. Ron & Sharon Peterson"
"A great brother-inlaw. Favorite time was a week fishing trip in Alaska, caught every kind of fish, saw bears, hawks, etc. Dave tells everyone what a great fisherman/guide he was. A great host on his pride and joy his boat. He will be greatly missed. He added lots to our lives. Our prayers are with the family."
"Ron was a man full of life,laughter and fun. I knew when I would send Ryan to Alaska he was going to have adventures with Grandma and Grandpa that's for sure. There is a special place in my heart for Ron. God Bless Him"
"Ron was large than life, always joking and having fun. I knew when Ryan went to Alaska that he was going to have a great time with Grandma and Grampa, and he would have lots of stories to tell.There is special place in my heart for Ron."
"In 1985 my husband Terry and I lived in Boca de Quadra. Ron would come into our dock on the Sundance, blowing the siren and hailing our 2 yr old son, Trevor, over the loud speaker, he would get so excited that Ron was coming! It was always such a treat for us when he showed up and spent the time to visit our family. Such a wonderful person...will be greatly missed."
"Uncle Ron was always an uplifting site when he and aunt Pat would stop through on their way to Az or when they came done for family reunions and visiting. And listening to the stories of the good old days when my parents and him and pat were young. Rest in peace and don't stay up to late catching up with all our relatives that have passed talking about the day of bygones..."
"Ron was always "up"!! He was fun and funny, sweet and onery, a jokester and a friend to everybody. He built houses, ran a hardware store, and was the Captain of his boat the "Rushingone" and was a fisherman. He hunted bear, deer and elk and lived off the land in his beloved Alaska. We will always remember him with much affection and miss him forever!! Nona and Rique"
"I will always treasure the happy fun filled times we had in Kodiak with Ron and Pat! Fishing in Chiniak at Roslyn Beach catchin salmon, picnicking, and playing. Canning salmon and making salmonberry jelly! Helping to build your house at Woodland Acres - Ron was so full of life, lived it to the fullest."
"We love and treasure our many happy times with Pat and Ron. The Alaskan fishing trips were the most wonderful thing we have experienced. So many memories of such a great fun guy. He is up there with his loved ones now and we all will miss him so much."
"Ron was always happy when I would see him. He had that smile and a twinkle in his eye. It was fun to see him around the little children. They just seemed to migrate to him. He wil be greatly missed."
"I only had the privilege of knowing Ron the last 6 months of his life, wish it could have been much longer. He was a very special man. I was his caregiver. At first he wasn't sure, but later he trusted me and felt safe when I was there. He would give me a bad time, and just laugh, because he was joking. I will miss the big hugs he would give me upon arriving or leaving. Thanks family."
"Ron was a very special person. He always had a smile on his face and a nice greeting for everyone. I am so happy to have know him even if it was a short time. We will miss him at the pool pal gathers."
"What I remember about Ron is how he was always in the middle of whatever children were around. Playing with the little ones and teasing the big ones. My grandkids immediately started calling him Grandpa without really knowing who he was, they just knew he was a playful "grandpa type" of guy and if everyone else loved him so did they. Everyone should have a Grandpa like Ron."
"What a beautiful set of pictures on this site being shown to music. I am already crying here. :( One of my favorite memories is how Ron rescued my brother Barney and I by turning my parents L-shaped basement into 2 bedrooms by putting up a wall and doors. He was our hero. :) He always came into a room with enthusiasm. A larger than life character that will truly be missed."
"Grandpa always had an uplifting and silly spirit. Although his playful banter with grandma on a daily basis drove everyone batty, I was the kid in the corner ALWAYS giggling at his smartypants remarks. I'm happy to know that grandpa is no longer suffering on this earth, he lived a wonderful life and created a beautiful family. He will always be in my heart forever. <3"
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