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Ronald John Harris

December 20, 1957 — March 23, 2024

Ronald John Harris, 66 yr, Rosamond, CA

Ronald John Harris, 66 yr, of Rosamond, born to William Paul Harris and Julia Melys, passed
away unexpectedly on March 23, 2024. Born on December 20, 1957 in Los Angeles, he was a
beloved Husband, Daddy, Popou/Papou, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, Friend, and a
cherished member of the Harris family.

Ron lived a life marked by unwavering integrity, boundless generosity, and an infectious warmth
that drew people close. He was deeply passionate about making a tangible difference, whether
through hands-on projects or simply lending an ear, leaving a lasting impact on everyone he
encountered. His life was a testament to the belief that love, hard work, and a bit of humor can
overcome any obstacle.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Kathleen (Joe), Pamela (Philip), Mellysa (Chris);
and son, Cory Jon (Sheena). He also leaves behind the granddaughter they raised, Elizabeth
(James); 13 additional grandchildren: John, Elijah, Teddy, Brandon, Johnathian, Bailey, Landon,
Summer, Evelyn, Arlow, Julia, Cory Jo Jr., and Alexandra; and 4 great-grandchildren: Adeline,
Scarlett, Jameson, and Gwendolynn. 2 brothers Tom and Eddie. He will be dearly missed by all
who knew him including his 4 grand dogs, Zoe, Violet, Fisher, and Rollie. Preceded in death by
his parents, William and Julia, and son, Andrew, his departure came too soon, yet the memories
he created will forever be treasured in the hearts of his loved ones.

Ron’s journey was driven by his love for cars and music, the thrill of motorcycles, the warmth of
friends and family, and an endless stream of projects. His adventures from Burning Man and
Saline Hot Springs, to crafting the "Sounds of Earth" Golden Records for the Voyager 1 and 2
missions at age 19, to constructing the world's largest Anechoic Chamber and working with
NASA Air Force Research Laboratory, both at Edwards Air Force Base, were fueled by these
passions. His life wasn’t just about the achievements; it was about the joy found in the journey,
the late nights tinkering in the garage, the laughter shared over a melody, the wind on a bike
ride with friends, and the love that tied all these moments together. Ron's legacy is a rich
tapestry woven from his love for life, a testament to the impact of living passionately and with
purpose.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dianne Lackey, all our friends and family who
donated to our Meal Train, Mark Vincent, Father Haralambos (Bob) Fox, Marshall and all the
staff at Sol Plaza for their support and blessings in helping the family make Ron’s funeral
arrangements everything he would have wanted.

Funeral Service March 29th, 2024
Order of Services:
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
43404 30th St W, Lancaster, CA 93536
10:30 AM Arrival
11:00 AM Funeral Service

Joshua Memorial Park:
808 E Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93535
12:30 PM Graveside Service & Internment

Celebration of Life Luncheon
Sol Plaza, Solomon Aghai Event Center
1140 Commerce Center Dr., Lancaster, CA 93534
2:00 PM-6:00 PM

In the tapestry of memories and moments Ron left behind, one phrase he recited with a blend of
sincerity and a twinkle in his eye stands out, "I'll love you for as long as it lasts." This line, more
than just a snippet from his wedding vows, encapsulated his entire ethos. It wasn't about the
duration but the depth and quality of connection, the essence of truly living in the moment and
giving his all to everything he cherished—be it his family, friends, or the myriad projects he
poured his heart into. To us, it signifies a promise fulfilled, a life lived with unwavering
commitment, and love that, in truth, will last far beyond the confines of time. It's a reminder of
the strength and beauty in vulnerability, in embracing the impermanent and finding the eternal
within it. As we reflect on his life and the indelible marks he left on our hearts, we're reminded to
love fiercely, to cherish each moment, and to live with the same authenticity and passion Ron
did every day.

We invite you to share your memories and condolences on this page, as we celebrate the remarkable life of Ron and honor his legacy.
Below are a a list of quotes Ron would say all the time affectionately called Papouisms:
“Are you getting it or you got it?”
“Hurry up every chance you get.”
“What are you going to do about it?”
“Don't sweat the petty stuff, pet the sweaty stuff.”
“Have you heard of David?”
“Do you know what they call the white shit around the chicken shit.”
“Are you picking up what I'm puttin’ down?”
“So there you go, you see?”
“You thunk about it.”
“What a dog.”
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

43404 30th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 29, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

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