January 18, 1949 ~ December 5, 2007
Ronald W. Remington
January 18, 1949 - December 5, 2007
Ron lived his entire life in the Southern California area, beginning in Gardena and then in Westchester for the past 40 years. He died peacefully with his family by his side after a strong fight against complications from diabetes.
Ron loved to travel throughout California with his family and made countless trips by car up and down the coast, always enjoying the beauty that California offers. He loved writing, acting and singing, with a voice that eerily resembled that of his favorite singer, Elvis Presley. He performed in numerous productions throughout his life, beginning with a TV appearance at 5 years old and continuing through college theater. Ron came out of "retirement" to perform cameo roles in The Aerospace Players production of "Sugar" in 1995, which would be his final stage appearance.
Ron was an employee of The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA for over 40 years, where his stepfather worked before him and his eldest son and daughter-in-law followed, marking three generations of the Remington family to work at the same place, a fact of which Ron was very proud. Ron was very active in the Aerospace Employees Association, serving as President of the corporate softball league and founder of the team, Blood Sweat and Tears, from the early 1970s through the mid 1990s.
He was a steadfast supporter of the Los Angeles Dodgers and USC Trojans throughout his life. Ron attended every Los Angeles Dodgers opening day home game, and USC-UCLA annual rivalry contest, from the early 1960s through 2005, until health problems prevented his attendance. He then listened to every Dodger game he could, in order to hear Vin Scully (he also did some announcing work of his own for his daughter's little league softball team). Every nurse and doctor who lovingly cared for Ron over his last 14 months knew that each Dodger game was Ron's daily priority.
Ron is survived by a family who loved and cared for him, especially during his difficult last months: Elizabeth Remington, and his children: Jeff Remington and wife Laura, Victoria Remington and fiance, Mark Geissler, all of Westchester, CA, and Steven Remington of Torrance, CA. Ron is also survived by his sisters: Patricia Johnson of Visalia, CA, Sheila Nichols of Portland, OR, and Terri Barr of Torrance, CA along with their extensive families of nieces, nephews and cousins that Ron so dearly loved. He was preceded in death by his father William Vernon Remington, mother, Mary Jane Ellis, and stepfather, Leon Ellis.
A rosary and vigil will be held at the Church of the Visitation Sunday evening, 12/9, at 7:00 PM and a funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning, 12/10, at 10:00 AM, also at the Church of the Visitation, 6561 W. 88th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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