Ron was battling pancreatic cancer for quite some time, and it seems that his chemo treatments led to other complications that simply could not be overcome.
I think we all know that Ron was an extremely invaluable contributor to our lives, and to so many aspects of the ham radio hobby in a multitude of ways. I know that I, personally, benefitted greatly from both his knowledge and his friendship.
To be sure, he will truly be missed!
This is indeed sad news. When I think of Ron I first of all think of his success as a college professor in Kentucky. In that way, he rose above our movement and undoubtedly influenced many people in what a blind person can do and what they can be in life.
Also when I think of Ron, I think of boats and cabins, both of which he loved and at which he spent a lot of time, particularly after his retirement.
He was a personable and cordial individual who we will greatly miss in our movement.
Congratulations, Ron, in your life success and in the many contributions you made to ACB and far beyond.
To Palma, my sincere condolences. You were always by his side as a comrade and source of support.
Yes, Ron was a good person. I met him a few times at conventions. He lived in New Orleans for a while when he taught at Loyola University, but I didn’t know him then.
I am extremely saddened by this news. My condolences to Palma and Ron’s family. Many may not realize this, but it was Ron who really got the Monthly Monetary Support program going strong. I had the honor of serving on the committee with him when he shared that program. May he rest in peace. I certainly will miss him, talking about going out on the lake, fishing and all that good stuff.
Ron was the chair of the PR Committee when I was on the board of publications. He had recently developed the PR handbook, which was wonderful. We had many great conversations, and he indeed will be missed.
Ron was a presenter at the first Midwest Regional Leadership Conference in St. Louis, August 19-20 of 2011. With the program title being the ABC's of ACB Leadership, Ron expounded upon the importance of fund-raising as chair of the public relations committee.
Ron is a man that you could never forget. He possessed a certain combination of wisdom, compassion and class that made him stand out. I knew him for years and always had a great deal of respect and admiration for him. I remember how he promoted the MMS program. I used to lovingly call him "Mr. M and M's." He got a kick out of that. He used to be involved with IVIE, and I remember interviewing him for the IVIE Motivator when it was a radio-style 90-minute news magazine. I would also like to convey my condolences to Palma and let her know that she is in my prayers.