The Ron Man has left us

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by pignit, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    would like to pass on my deepest sympathy and condolences to Carol, i was fortunate enough to know ron from since when he joined the forum... he had a knowledge of food, and a passion for cooking. smoking was something entirely new to him and in no time he had picked up enough to make his MES putting out some great Q. i used to always kid him that it didnt have a smoke ring though and he would always come back with "well, ya cant taste the smoke ring now can you?"... Ron was a very open person and shared his knowledge widely. sunday nites were pretty much a ritual call from Ron, and we enjoyed talking about the new posts of course, the fishing from when he was in wisconsin, and whatever else came up. i always considered Ron to be a great friend and he was always ready to offer an opinion on how to do something different/better. I am going to miss that greatly. His wife Carol, from the limeted conversations i had with her was a very friendly person also. his friends he had made here, and there were many, and this whole forum will miss him greatly. thanks again Dave for passing on the news.  i got a call late last night/this am at work of the sad news.  Again my condolences to Carol and family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    godspeed ron

    one last one for all the help you brought to us all [​IMG]
  3. Sad news indeed.  Thoughts and prayers go out to Ron's family.  RIP Ron.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    All our heads hang low today for this is quite the shock. I thought it was just another thing he would get thou. Ron ole buddy you will definatly be mmissed my friend.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  5. I'm very saddened to read this news.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and family.

    God bless and RIP Ron.
  6. canned smoke

    canned smoke Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    RIP Ron. I don't post a lot, but I have read probably every thread your name has been in and felt I knew you personally. Anytime Yoshida is mentioned within these forums, it will no doubt be forever linked to your name.
  7. [​IMG]  SAD IT IS, to see so many hurt by the loss of a person. it shows just how wonderful a man can really be without ever physically touching someone else.

    my families prayers go out to his family for there long recovery. we shall smoke a fattie for him this weekend.
  8. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I just heard in another forum that our good friend RonP passed away yesterday as the result of a stroke. You'll be sorely missed "Yoshida Man."

    May the good Lord watch over your family in their grief, and may he grant you eternal peace.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I enjoyed a few late-night conversations with Ron on the telephone..Nice man.  I'm gonna run my smoker in his honor tonight..
  10. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow.  He was one of the most helpful posters on this board.  He will be missed.
  11. I haven't been here long, but have read alot of Ron's posts.  He was a super guy and very knowledgeable.  I learned alot from his posts.  He will be missed.  My condolences to his family.
  12. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So sorry to hear this.  Our condolences to Carol and family.
  13. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ron, you will be sorely missed by all at the SMF. Tonight, I am smoking in your honor. God bless you and watch over Carol.
  14. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ron our conversations on the phone were always interesting.... may god rest your soul!
  15. Man you'll be missed . Thanks Ron . Bill & Crew 
  16. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow. I got a call from scarbelly about this earlier today.  Sad news indeed.  I only hope that one day Carol is able to find this post and see how much people cared about Ron and what he did for, and meant to, his fellow smokers.

    Three stories and I'll keep them brief...

    One of my very first smokes I was trying to do a pastrami on my Weber kettle.  I was having one heck of a time trying to figure out what I was doing since I was so new to the game.  Well Ron was one of a couple of people who saved my smoke.  I wanted to give up and go to bed.  He stayed up with me until after 1am trying to convince me not to toss the meat.  He walked me through things step-by-step and saved my smoke.  After that I had a whole new attitude towards newbies and what my role was on this forum.  And this was due in part to Ron's kindness and generosity with his time and knowledge.  He led the way as mentor of sorts as to what it means to be an outstanding and upstanding member of the OTBS.

    Another time was when Ron was temporarily banned from the site.  There was quite an uproar from the members and I thought there was a chance that there would be such a mass exodus from this site that it might never recover.  Not to even try and discuss what hapened, but it was very apparent how much respect Ron had from his smoking family here on the site.  MES users, foodies, newbies, whatever...Ron was good to everyone and everyone remembered this when Ron was in a bind.

    And of course there's the Yoshida's.  If you ever knew Ron, you knew of his love of the Yoshida's.  I remember teasing him a little about it and I could tell that I kind of hurt his feelings.  I felt bad because I kind joked about how much of that stuff he used.  But he was serious about his Yoshida's.  There's no doubt about that.  For as long as I live, and this I promise because I won't be able to help it, but everytime I hear or see Yoshida's...I'll think of Ron. 

    And lastly was those crazy hummingbirds birds he and Carol had in their house last summer.  They became little pets.  I looked forward to following those posts as much or more than the smokes.

    It's weird saying Ron.  It's RonP dammit.  It's even in my cell phone that way.

    Carol.  You had a good man.  He loved you, his dogs, his Yoshida's and his MES.  Sleep well knowing that he touched the lives of so many people and he left his mark on this little off ramp on the information superhighway we call the SMF.  His legacy will live on through the lives of us who will feed ourselves, our families and our friends using the lessons we learned from him.

    You will be missed Ron.
    Couldn't have said it any better than that.
  17. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Dude, well said. I never spoke to him personally but his replies to my posts were heart felt. I shed a tear when I learned of his passing. Yoshidas will always associate me with RonP and always will. [​IMG]  His inspiration will continue in my smoking ventures.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  18. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    Rest in peace. you will be missed. Prayers go out to the family
  19. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My the LORD bless you Carol and family. Rest in Peace Ron, you are loved.

  20. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rest In peace RonP

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