Our little town's Mayor has succumbed to his personal battle with the BIC C, cancer, his second bout.
He was a tireless community worker in public service before his successful bid for Mayor.
Previously he served as alderman, and some tenure as public works supervisor and director.
The fire department auxiliary and a community theater have been his specific contributions. We have an excellent insurance rating because of his tireless efforts to upgrade a volunteer fire and rescue department. The theater is a unit of the fire auxiliary after it was rescued from failed ownership; an individual bought and donated the building to the city who gave it to the fire auxiliary.
What is not widely known is his humanitarian efforts for down-and-out persons he met and helped without judgement.
I will remember his tireless volunteerism in his chosen place of retirement, above and beyond his shortened tenure as mayor. He was preceded in death by his wife, just 18 months ago.
Rest In Peace, Ron.
[Because of this crisis, my attention is focused on municipal matters, not blogging, a temporary absence. I invite you to read my previous post, A Can of Sardines, if you have not done so. I also invite you to visit the posts on my blog list and friends/followers.]