Ronald Ray Fechter has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored.
Ron was born in Hartley, Iowa, where he spent his early years living on a farm with his extended family. At age 8 or 9 he moved to San Diego with his mother and his older brother and sister.
After high school in San Diego (accompanied by some teenage trouble), Ron attended Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, CA.
While in college Ron met Esther Kuncle. They married and became the parents of Celeste. Ron quit college to work in the aerospace industry, while Esther continued with her education. Ron and Esther divorced after three years of marriage. Celeste now lives in Oregon and has a daughter named Madeline.
Ron moved on to become an apprentice printer and then worked in the printing industry for more than 3o years. A temporary work transfer brought Ron to Manhattan Beach. While living there he was introduced by a friend to Janice Ostrander on the 4th of July, when they watched the fireworks on the beach together.
Ron and Janice married in 1974. They lived in San Diego for a short time, but moved permanently to Manhattan Beach in 1976. Ron and Janice have two children (Greg and Alyssa) and three grandchildren (Ella, Jack and Emily).
Ron loves to watch hockey (the L.A. Kings are his favorite) and Fox Sports. He enjoys a wide range of music. He’s a dedicated viewer of Jeopardy at its 7 pm timeslot.
Ron’s very patriotic and a “law and order” type of guy. And very fond of telling old jokes and sharing riddles.
What immediately stands out to us about Ron? How open he is to meeting new people.
We’re glad that Ron is with us at Caring House and look forward to getting to know him better.
Ron died March 30, 2017. Honor him. Remember him.