In loving memory of
Ronald Aho
April 11, 1957 - May 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Ronald Aho. Ron was surrounded by loved ones in his last days. Ron leaves behind his wife, Trudie, of 19 years. Ron loved sharing his faith in God. Ron was a participant at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River since July of 2005. Ron was very caring about other participants who he met. He especially enjoyed meeting new people and making them feel at home. Ron was an avid sports fan and he loved to root for his favorite Bay Area teams, particularly the San Francisco Giants. Ron’s favorite activities at ADHCMR were discussion groups, listening to either books on tape or cartridge, and listening to the radio. Ron very much enjoyed lively conversation and exchanging ideas on a wide variety of topics. Exercise and therapy were also among Ron’s favorite things to do. 

Ron also loved being a grandpa to his grandkids, Bruce, Lucas, Kacey, Kaylie, Megan, Quentin, Nicholas, Rosalyn, Dawn Marie, Shilo Sky and his great grandkids, Kirah Marie, Kaleb Ray, and Madison. He was always happy to share a ride on his electric wheelchair with his grandkids. 

Ron thought of himself as a “friend to everybody,” but was especially close with Carla, Doc and Julia. he thought highly of all the staff at ADHCMR, but he wanted to take time to specifically acknowledge Patti W., Brian, Virginia (referred to as “Virgie”), and nurse Laura. 

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Jouko, his mother, Dolores, and his brother, Richard.  

Ron was survived by his wife and kids, son James Burgess and daughter-in-law Elizabeth, son Jeremiah Burgess and fiancé Connie Hartman, his daughter Tiffany Stone and son-in-law Richard, his cousin Nancy Wilson, and numerous grandkids.  

The celebration of life will be at The Salvation Army: 2123 Tydd Street, Eureka on June 15 at 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, Ron has requested donations to be made to Adult Day Health Care of Mad River, Hospice of Humboldt and Easter Seals in his name. 


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