Ronald Anthony White
June 2, 1944 – December 3, 2018
Ronald Anthony White was born on June 2, 1944 and passed away on December 3, 2018
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Ronald Anthony White
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December 18, 2018
For the past many years, Ron and I were part of a tennis foursome most Tuesday and Friday mornings. Our group was pretty much the only male presence, most of the courts being filled by women. The women actually made fun of us for sitting and talking so much. We had some great conversations, talking about politics and science and literature, and sometimes women, but always in a nice way. On one occassion we had someone who needed to leave early so we put a time limit on our sit downs. The next time out I tried to impose the time limit again, but Ron was much Opposed; he valued our fellowship and our conversations. He was a joy to talk with, having a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit. He was interested in most everything,
Ron obviously loved life, and his time with Chris......,,,,,,, and with us. We will miss him a great deal. .
December 14, 2018
Ron was a special friend for me. He was probably the nicest guy you would ever meet. Besides our bond on the tennis court, we had a connection through wiring of all things. He was an electrician by trade and I did my own wiring and whenever I had a challenging problem I would call Ron and ask for his advice and he was always willing to help me.
I believe that I was the first person that Ron told about his cancer - at least that's what I remember him saying. He called me to let me know and we must have talked for 45 minutes about all manner of things. Ron said he was happy with his life and lifestyle and intended to continue to live it the way he had been. Unfortunately, due to the aggressive nature of the cancer that turned out to not be for very long. We played tennis shortly after Ron started getting immunotherapy drugs and they (and/or the cancer itself) affected his balance and mobility considerably. He was not the player he usually was. That was the last time I saw him because later that week Chris emailed to say that Ron would not be able to play the next week because he was too weak.
Despite the seriousness of his disease, Ron remained upbeat saying that look how well Jimmy Carter had done in surviving his cancer. So I was extremely surprised - and very sad - when I heard that Ron had passed away. I believe it was less than two months from when Ron told me till the time he passed away.
I really really miss Ron. He was such a nice guy and great friend.
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