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Ferrick Sr., Ronald P.

Ferrick Sr., Ronald P.

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Ferrick Sr., Ronald P.

Ferrick Sr., Ronald P. Age 75 Passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2015. Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, he graduated from Durfee High School in 1958. Ron enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1959 and served 24 years, with assignments including Alaska, Vietnam, Italy, Nebraska and California. He retired in 1983 from Headquarters Strategic Air Command at Offutt AFB. Following a short break, he remarried and moved to Southern California in June 1984 to begin work for Lockheed-Martin. His 17-year career at Lockheed ended with his retirement in May 2001. He spent four years of retirement catching up on his "to-do" list of home projects, including designing and building cabinets to house his massive collection of CDs and DVDs. Never one to be idle, Ron then began a nine-year stint in 2006 as a dedicated volunteer at the Riverside County Salvation Army, where he was ultimately recognized as the Riverside County Volunteer of the Year. He also participated in the March Air Reserve Base annual Holiday Dinner for several years by shopping, prepping, cooking and serving troops on duty or lodged on base at Christmas and was a frequent supporter and volunteer during the base air shows. Ron leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Nancy; daughter Lori Herrin (Steve); sons Ron Ferrick, Scott Ferrick; and a second daughter, Michelle Cronbaugh (Troy), gained when he married Nancy. He is also survived by his brother, Leo Ferrick (Andy); grandsons Alex Herrin, Tyler Ferrick and Caleb Cronbaugh; granddaughter Caitlyn Cronbaugh; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean, and his mother and father, Blanche and Isaac Ferrick. GRAVESIDE SERVICES will be held on Saturday, August 1st, at 11am, at Bellevue Municipal Cemetery.

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