Ronald Dean McDonald

September 22, 1950December 3, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Dean McDonald announce his passing on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the age of 68. Ron was born on Sept. 22, 1950 in Modesto, Ca. to Harvey & Aileen (Daniels) McDonald. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his twin sister Judi (Leland) White, nephew Dustin (Carrie), and great nephew Asher. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.

Ron was a 1969 graduate of Ceres High School, attended Stanislaus State University and had been living in Ceres his entire life. He worked for SaveMart Supermarkets as a faithful checker and was remembered at his retirement to have only called in sick twice in 34 yrs of service. He was known for his friendly face, humorous banter, and encouragement to others.

A visitation will be held on Tues. Dec. 11 between 4-8p.m. and a funeral service will be held on Wed. Dec. 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home Heritage Chapel, 900 Santa Fe Ave. Hughson, Ca. 95326. Flowers may be sent to Lakewood Funeral Home.


  • Harvey Berry McDonald, Father
  • Beatrice Aileen Daniels, Mother
  • Judith White, Sister


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Chapel Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Mike and Sherrie Keener

December 12, 2018

Dearest Judi, Leland, Dusty and Carrie-

Little did we know those many years ago that the gentle giant cashier at Save Mart would turn out to be the twin brother of our sweet, sweet friend. Although we never knew Ron as a personal friend, we will always remember his smile and his voice.

In more recent years, we are honored to call you our dear, sweet friends. Most recently sharing in your joy of becoming grandparents to Little Asher. Thank you for sharing his milestones with us. We are happy to have finally met Dusty and Carrie, although we wish it wasn’t under these circumstances.

May all the wonderful memories of Ron sustain you through the tough times, and may you share those happy thoughts of his great uncle with Asher. May God’s peace be with you and please reach out to those around you. We all love you and are here if there’s anything at all we can do for you or if you just need an ear to hear. We love you all!

With deepest Sympathy,

Mike and Sherrie Keener

Robin Howard

December 7, 2018

Cousin Ronny, I remember your kindness, and your sense of humor. I loved going to your house for vis it. Though you will be truly missed, I know you are in a better place with no pain and no cold, surrounded by love.

Robert Carpenter

December 5, 2018

I met Ron while working at Save Mart back in the 80s. Being from Ceres, we quickly became good friends even though he was 16 years older than me. This being my first real job, he helped me navigate my way in the grocery business ... and he always encouraged me to do/be more than a grocery store worker — encouragement I took to heart and for which I'm forever grateful.

While I miss knowing he's here with us, I have great confidence that he loved and followed Jesus and that he's with the Lord now, seeing his Mom and Dad and others that he loved so much.

Miss you Ron, but know I'll see you again someday ...