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Ronald Dahlin


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Ronald Dahlin 1932 - 2018 La Jolla Ron Dahlin passed away on July 12, 2018. He was born in 1932, to Albin and Gladys Dahlin at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. After graduating from Hoover High School in 1949, he attended Cal Berkeley, where he studied civil engineering and was a member of the football team and Pappy's Boys. After graduation, Ron joined the Army for several years before returning to Windansea Beach in La Jolla, where he met and later married, Joan Deringer in 1959. As a structural engineer with Ferver Engineering, Ron helped to coordinate construction of the Scripps Pier in La Jolla and several Navy wharves in San Diego Bay. The firm specialized in waterfront structures. Ron met Dede Bethea and the two married in 1995. Ron and Dede enjoyed travel, tennis, swimming and golf together. The couple were members of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club and took annual trips to Hawaii. Their adventures together included making the Alcatraz swim twice, in 2001 and 2003, backpacking to Mt. Whitney and hiking in the Sierras. Ron also enjoyed surfing, diving and sailing. Ron is survived by Dede; his four children, Mike, Kim, Kathy and Kirsten; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by Dede's children, J.B. and Tracy.Ron will be remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor, his honesty and his compassion for others. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ lajollalight .
Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 16, 2018
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