Dear Ron’s Friends – It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that my brother – Ron Beasley – passed away suddenly yesterday. Before he died, he asked me to let you…know. He died just a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday. His ashes will be interned in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Portland – where our parents are buried. Thank you for being Ron’s friend. Kindest regards..”
Later, on Facebook, his sister expanded on the email:
It is with a heavy heart that I inform all of Ron’s Facebook friends that my brother passed away suddenly yesterday – a few weeks short of his 70th birthday. He was a man of many talents, such as photography and he leaves a legacy of beautiful images for us to continue to enjoy and remember him. But, perhaps his greatest gift, was taking care of our dear mother during her final years. May you rest in peace dear brother – I will miss you – All my love, jo
I’m one of the old guys here having been born in 1946 I’m at the leading edge of the baby boomers. I graduated from college in 1968 and found myself in the Army shortly there after. My military career consisted of two and half years in Munich Germany as an editor/interrogator for the Defense Intelligence Agency. I spent most of my life working as a manufacturing engineer for several multinational corporations including two Japanese companies. About nine years ago my company and my job were shipped to Asia. Since then I having been working as a photographer and graphic artist. You can see some of my art at Just Pictures.I also post at The Moderate VoiceI do book reviews for both Newshoggers and The Moderate Voice.I am a registered Independent but very liberal/progressive on my political leanings. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Before joining Newshoggers I had my own blog, Middle Earth Journal, for four years.
Posted May, 2021 by John Ballard.
I shared a blog with Ron some years ago and only now, checking the stats at my own blog, I discovered quite by accident that for reasons I cannot explain I also have access to this blog. He was, as the Moderate Voice link says, a gentle creature and I have thought about him a lot over the years.