Ronald H. Eldridge
Ronald (Ron) Eldridge died peacefully with family at his side, March 2, 2015 at the home he built and filled with evidence of his craftsmanship. After growing up on Cape Cod and graduating from Tufts University School of Engineering, he migrated to California during the early fifties to work in the Aero Space industry in Los Angeles and finally in Santa Barbara. He ended his career as an environmental test engineer at General Motors DELCO electronics. There he worked on many interesting projects including the “Moon Buggy.” His other interests ranged from building and playing guitars, to racing Porsche sports cars, competing and winning many trophies in skill events at the SB Airport track during the 60’s. He also enjoyed camping trips with family and friends in California’s mountains and deserts.
He leaves Ann, his wife of 60 years, children Stephanie (Zandona) and David, plus several cousins in Massachusetts. He will be long remembered with fondness and pleasure.
The family thanks the Visiting Nurse Hospice and Hospice of Santa Barbara. At his request no formal service will be held and friends may make contributions in his name to charities of their choice.