Ron "RJ" Lopez(1944 - 2012)

Ron "RJ" Lopez July 4, 1944 - November 2, 2012 Rosary services will be held Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012 at 6:00pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home in the chapel. Viewing will be from 4:30 - 6:00PM. Mass will be held Friday Nov 9th, 2012 at St. Frances Church at 11:00 AM. Ron was a hairdresser for 48 years. He loved his profession and was very talented. Our Brother had an immense artistic nature. He saw beauty in everything and would capture this in his art. Ron served in the Army for 2 years. Upon arriving home he married his long time friend and sweetheart Joanne. They had twenty wonderful years together until Joanne's passing in 1988. Ron had a tremendous social life and many wonderful friends. Ron was known to others as a distinguished, friendly, and caring gentleman. He was full of life, loved to dance, and lived for laughter. He was very sharp-witted and loved to tease his sisters. Ron was preceded in death by his late wife Joanne, Mom and Dad, John and Marian Lopez. He leaves to survive him sisters Patricia and Judy, brothers Richard and Jerry. 7 nieces, 12 great nephews, and 2 great nieces. Pallbearers will be his brother Richard, best friend Bill Burbage, Great nephews, Brenden, Trenton, Chad and his Godson, Andrew.

This obituary was originally published in the Bakersfield Californian.

Published online on Nov. 7, 2012 courtesy of Bakersfield Californian.