Ronald E. Crase

  • "Praying for you Shirley and your family. Ron was a..."
    - Topper Vivaldi
  • "Thinking of uncle Ron & family. I have very fond memories..."
    - Kathy Doyle

CRASE, Ronald E. Age 87. Born on April 23, 1927 in San Francisco CA. Passed away, August 21, 2014, in Carmichael, CA. Beloved husband of Shirley Crase, father of Mark and Thomas Crase, Kimberly Kehrlein and Patricia Styc. Grandfather to Jared Watson, Cody Schindler, Cale Crase, Scott Kehrlein and Caroline Styc. A graduate of Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, Ron was a veteran of the United States Air Force. While stationed at March Air Force base in Riverside, CA., during the Korean War, he met and courted Shirley E. Doyle and they were married June 20, 1953. During the early years, Ron and Shirley lived in San Francisco where their first child, Mark was born, and then in San Bernardino, where Kimberly and Patricia were born. In 1958, the family moved to Southern California where Thomas was born, and Ron began a 29-year data processing career with the General Motors Corporation in Van Nuys. Upon his retirement from GM, Ron and Shirley relocated to Carmichael, CA and started careers in real estate. Throughout his life, he was a devout Catholic who got great pleasure from volunteering his time to his church and community. In Southern California, the family was part of the Mary Immaculate Parish, where Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus, served as President of the Mary Immaculate Men's Council and volunteered his time for countless parish activities. In Carmichael, Ron and Shirley have been members of the St. John the Evangelist Parish, where Ron continued with his involvement with the Knights of Columbus and was a volunteer at the parish food bank. Ron was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all he met and will be dearly missed. Ron's family and friends will celebrate his life with a Rosary on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm and with a Catholic Mass on Wednesday, August 27 at 11:00am at: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 5751 Locust Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608-1320 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. John the Evangelist Food Bank.
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