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Ronald Eugene Smith

01/06/1953 - 05/30/2021

It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we mourn the sudden passing of Ronald Eugene Smith (68) of Mesa, Arizona on May 30th, 2021.  Born January 6th, 1953, in Orange, California, he lived the first 65 years of his life in his beloved Orange County.  Predeceased by his parents, Rex and Lorraine Smith, Ron is survived by his sister, Pamela Morrison of Mesa, Arizona, nephew, Jeffery Nadeau and his wife, Sarah, of Peoria, Arizona, nephew, Timothy Nadeau of Phoenix, Arizona, grandnephew, Austin Nadeau, grandnieces, Chris and Molly Garrett, many cousins, and friends.

Ron never met a stranger.   A lifelong thinker and learner, he enjoyed staying current on technology and world events.  An avid guitar player, he loved “Open Mic” nights performing with his dear friends in Orange County and just hanging out.  In his youth, he was an avid scuba diver, snow skier, and hiker.  He also loved to travel the world with family and friends.

His life’s work was in the technology sector where he most recently worked for Oracle Corporation as a Product Strategist.  Retiring in 2017, he moved to Mesa, Arizona in late 2018 to be closer to family.

Ron will be deeply missed.  His generosity, happy spirit, words of encouragement, and the comfort his presence brought to his family and friends will never be forgotten. Until we meet again.

A celebration of Ron’s life is being planned for later this summer and he will be interred at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California.  Arrangements are being handled by Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation of Mesa, Arizona.

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  • Ronnie, I miss you so much little brother, but am comforted in the knowledge that we will see each other again someday. You are so loved and the world was better because you were in it. Until we meet again…

  • Sheryl L Joseph

    My dear Ronnie, my brother/friend… I don’t remember NOT knowing you for 58 yrs you have been there always making everything better… your quick wit always brings smiles & laughter —- You will be forever missed & always in my heart… there is a peace just knowing that we will be together again on the other shore! RIP my brother, my friend until then…..

  • Jeffery Nadeau

    Uncle Ron, you were more than an Uncle to me. You were a good friend. I learned so much from you. You were a wonderful man. I was so proud you were my Uncle. You will always be in my heart. I have so many wonderful, fun memories with you. RIP.

  • Robert Miksovsky

    I had the pleasure of Cruising the Mediterranean with Ron & Pam. He was very interesting, smart, and knowledgeable and surely added to our adventures. I will miss traveling and spending time with Ron. Rest in peace.

  • Brother Ron. We have known each other since our hippie days. Good times and great memories when we were younger. I am so glad we talked just a couple days before you passed. You sounded so good and it was great catching up. I will miss you Ron. Rest in peace brother.

  • Joyce and Gary Barden

    Pam, our condolences on the loss of your brother who we enjoyed cruising with you on the Mediterranean and was looking forward to future cruises! What a great opportunity you had to spend quality time with him these past several years! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Joyce and Gary Barden

  • I didn’t really know Ron, but I know that he really made life good for Pam, and I am glad that he was able to share these last several years with her and her family.

  • Ron, I’ve known you since we were kids , we’ve had wonderful adventures and memories over the years . You were a great Friend and I will miss you very much. Until we meet again my friend. Rest in Peace.

  • My Dearest Brother Ron, until we meet again. The special memories of you will always bring a smile; If only I could have you back for just a little while, then we could sit and talk again, just like we used to do. You always meant so very much to me and you always will. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain. You’re forever in my heart until we meet again. I Love you Ron, your Sugarpop Carol.

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