Steve Billecke, Farmington Hills, MI
I want to offer my sincere condolences to Ron's father and sister, both of whom I knew briefly around 1956-58. I met Ron in Band class at North Side Junior High and knew him through high school and later at Purdue. I knew him as a fine, decent hardworking student and person. I know he was in NROTC and believe he also became a Navy Officer.
I believe, according to my parents, that he visited them while I was away in the service and introduced his new wife. However, he always had a crush on Mary Louise ----.
Although I lost all contact, I thought he lived in California, in the Bay area. I hope everything had worked out well for him. This is very sad and is a stark reminder of our own mortality.