DOWNEY - Ronal A. Korte died on Oct. 29 in Anaheim after a suffering a stroke on Oct. 22.A memorial service was held Nov. 1 at Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel in Long Beach. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; brother, Michael; sons, Ronald Jr. and Jeffrey Allen; stepchildren, Dawn Marie Briones, Anthony Jones and Thomas Jones; and eight grandchildren. He was the son of Gertrude Mable and Michael A. Korte. Ron was born in March 1943 and raised in Dearborn, Mich., graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy and lived in Cadillac, Mich., before moving to Leesburg, Fla. After marrying Gloria, they moved to California where Ron was employed in the automobile industry. He retired from the Genuine Parts Company (NAPA). In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to Ron's favorite charity, Disabled American Veterans. Donations in his name can be left online at disabledamericanveterans.org.
********** Published: November 10, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 30