He was a lifelong New York Yankees fan and generally attended at least one game every year. In later years he and his wife, Mary, became NASCAR fans as well. They followed NASCAR to the Daytona 500 several times.
Ron died March 23, 2018, from complications of dementia. He is survived by two sons from his marriage to Mary; two children from his earlier marriage; a stepdaughter; seven grandchildren; and a great grandson. The class sends sympathy to all his family.