Dr. Ronald Tait

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  • "Ron was always ready with a joke or a helping hand. At the..."
    - Janet Garcia Former Executive Director, Literacy Council of Carroll County
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Dr. Ronald Keith Tait, 76, of Westminster, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness. Born March 26, 1939 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Harry and Esther Tait. He was the husband of Joan Leonard Tait, to whom he was married for 48 years. Ron earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Delaware in 1962 and 1968 respectively. He earned his Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Maryland in 1976. He served as a Probation Counselor for a family court in Delaware, Senior Program Director for the Boy's Club of Wilmington and a Research Associate for the Division of Urban Affairs at the University of Delaware before arriving at Western Maryland College in 1968. He had a successful career teaching, mentoring, advising and caring for his many students over a 30 year career at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel. Over the years he inspired many students to get involved in the Big Brother and Sister programs. He was involved for many years teaching for the Carroll County Literacy Council. After retirement Ron enjoyed many years with the Carroll County Senior Singers. He also enjoyed traveling to the beach, singing, gardening, playing tennis, racquetball, and basketball and watching his beloved Redskins. He loved caring for his dog Snarky. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, with Chaplain Jimmie Schwartz officiating. Friends may visit from 12:30-1:00 p.m. before the services on Saturday. Private interment at Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a or the Ronald K. and Joan L. Tait Scholarship Fund at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157.



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Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services
254 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575
Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 25, 2016
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