Ronald Lee Friedli

November 16, 1945October 22, 2020

Age 74, of San Diego, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

Ron was known for his witty sense of humor, his love for his children, and of course his passion for the military and helping others. He worked on the USS Midway Museum for 10 years and never met a stranger. He loved his job and felt honored to work with the veterans and soldiers and to be there for them whether it was an ear to listen and provide support, a trip to a Gulls game, or a self-guided tour on the Midway, a place he was proud to be a part of. Ron also spent countless years sending care packages to soldiers in Iraq, reaching out to families and providing them comfort when they lost a soldier, and fundraising for The Wounded Warriors Project.

Ron grew up in Elgin, Illinois and was the “baby”. He had an older brother, Terry, whom he loved very much and a sister, Janine. Ron also loved to golf and travel as long as it wasn’t during the summer months, he wasn’t a fan of the heat! He will be missed immensely.

Preceded in death by parents, Robert & Marie Friedli.

Survived by son, Jeffrey (Brian Crist); daughters, Nicole (David) Fousek & Tiffany (Gentry) Jensen; brother, Terry (Arlene); sister, Janine Barnes; and grandchildren-Nathaniel, Hannah and Samuel, Skylar Jensen & Dane Jensen. Ron also had several nieces, nephews & great nieces & nephews and he loved them all.



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Big John Goodie

November 17, 2020

Ron and I work together 4 years at the Hughes helicopters and McDonnell Douglas helicopters in Culver City California. He was a hoot and kind Soul and Spirit. I don't know if you transferred to Arizona with many of us but he was always good to me. He called me Bean Head and you know I like them because I let him get away with it. To his sister Janine and family you're in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace and Power Ron your friend Big John Goodie AKA Bean Head. Gilbert Arizona

Donald Ellison

October 31, 2020

Thank you for your dedication going up and beyond to help veterans around the USA. You will be remembered as a great man. May you find your place in Valhalla with those you helped. Don Ellison USN-RET

Ron Teeters

October 30, 2020

R.I. P my friend you will be missed

Lynne Forrey

October 29, 2020

Miss seeing you on the Midway. Thanks for sharing your books with me. Thanks for being my friend.

Deron Santiny

October 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother! Thank you for your dedication to others and your kindness. You will always be remembered and will live on through others. God Bless you and your family Shipmate!

Judith Cherbonneau

October 29, 2020

I've been FB friends with Ron for several years now and recently, he invited me to read and make suggestions for the book, about his life, he wanted to share with the world. His style and humor filled each page and he was a gifted writer; enabling the reader to actually picture the events that he shared on paper. His writings, he admitted, were based on fact, but also fiction, leaving the question of which was which, to the reader. One important part of his life he shared, was the devastating loss of his beloved father. A loss he never fully healed from. God bless you Ron and I am comforted to know you have been welcomed into Heaven to see all the veterans you served with and helped over the years, but most of all I can smile, knowing you have been reunited with your father. Rest In Peace, Ron. <3


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