September 30, 1939-June 10th, 2018 It is with great sadness to announce that we have lost Ron after a three year battle with cancer. Ron was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, husband, and friend. All who knew Ron would remark that he was someone you did not forget. He commanded a room; with strong opinions, funny jokes, and a zest for life. He was the guy you wanted around as he could fix anything and help anyone. He was a teacher and a confidante, an avid reader, and quick study of people. Ron was born to William and Marie Bame in upstate New York in 1939. His father, Bill, was a mechanical engineer and moved the family around the Midwest including stints in Detroit and Niagara Falls. Eventually the family settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1950 where he and his brother Raymond grew up and Ron developed his passion for mechanics, pranks, fast cars, and loud guns. He frequently told stories of drag racing or shooting BB guns with his brother Ray. After graduating high school in 1957, Ron enlisted in the army. He was sent to Germany where he served in the 3rd Helicopter and Armored Division. He spoke fondly of his time there and returned to Fort Hood, Texas where he was honorably discharged in 1964. There he purchased a 1955 Oldsmobile and headed West to California. He landed in Los Angeles but eventually worked his way north to sunny Mountain View, CA.