Vehicle Restoration and Shop Manager, Former Board Member, at Estrella Warbirds Museum
Ron was born in Hollywood, California. He graduated from Westchester High and enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on board the submarine tender, USS Nereus in San Diego. He worked as a ship fitter and was honorably discharged in 1963.
In 1989, he began working for the two water districts in Cayucos, eventually becoming their water supervisor. He retired in 2004.
In 2005, he discovered the Estrella Warbirds Museum and became a member. He works in restoration at the museum and all things mechanical. He seems never be afraid to fix, repair, re-build anything far beyond what one would dream if you saw the original condition of some of the vehicles awaiting restoration.
Ron's impact on the museum has been tremendous. As you walk about the museum displays today and see some of the specialized supports, stands, frames, metal display cases, from the Restoration Building throughout the rest of the buildings, Ron has left his mark. No, you won't see his name, but if you look at the high quality of workmanship, you know Ron has touched it. Many of the military vehicles we have received over the past 12 years or so, may have been rusted out and headed to the scrap yard, but once they've been touched by Ron, the restoration work has been absolutely outstanding. Above all, he's not one that looks for credit for the job well done.
Estrella Warbirds Museum has been more than honored to know Ron. His exceptional devotion to detail and his dedication to doing the best job possible keeps him at the top of his class. We appreciate his service to the museum!