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Ronald Booth died November 3 at Anne Arundel Medical Cesnter.
Born June 10, 1948 in Baltimore to the late Ernest and Daisy (Blunt) Booth, Ronald was the youngest of 11 children. He was raised in Eastport, Annapolis.
Ronald was educated in the public schools of Anne Arundel County and graduated in 1966, the last graduating class of Wiley H Bates High School.
In 1967, he entered the
U.S. Air Force. He spent four years in the Air Force, and his assignments took him to Texas, California, Thailand and Maine. After leaving the military, he was employed at the United States Naval Academy in the Public Works Department. Ronald retired from the Academy in 2003, after 32 years of service.
On August 31, 1973, he married Sarah Jane Barnes. Ronald and Jane reared their nephew as their son, Carl Barnes.
Following a family tradition, Ronald joined the Peerless Rens Club in 1982. He held most every office, president, secretary, treasurer, trustee, and trustee chairman. Upon his passing, he was both trustee and treasurer.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Sarah Jane Barnes booth; son, Carl Barnes; daughter-in-law, Carnita; two brothers, James of Clinton and Michael (Phyllistine) of Delaware, three sisters, Arnice Gills, Janet Simms (Clifford) of Annapolis and Betty Kersey of Delaware; three sisters-in-laws, Georgia Edwards and Margaret Johnson of Annapolis and Sirley Walker (John) of Clayton, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Carl Jr., Carlesse and Davelle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 13 with a Christian Wake at 10:30 a.m. and funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 612 Second Street, Annapolis. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Crownsville.
Arrangements entrusted to William Reese and Sons Mortuary.
Published in The Capital on Nov. 11, 2012