Obituary of Ronald James Monteforte |

Obituary of Ronald James Monteforte

Ronald Monteforte

Ronald James Monteforte passed away peacefully on April 4, 2015, after a 30-year courageous battle with cancer. He was 77.

Ron was born on Sept.27, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York.

After attending Bayridge High School, Ron enlisted in the Air Force for 5 years. During his first year with New York Life, he was awarded “Man of the Year” for his outstanding performance in the insurance industry. Ron was founder and president of the well-renowned Great California Insurance Company in Westlake Village, California.

In 1993, Ronald moved to Lake Wildwood in Northern California with his wife, Loretta.

Ronald was a beautiful man inside and out. He was always the center of attention, with his laughter, singing, joke telling, positive attitude, and contagious passion and zest for life.

He made everyone laugh and always had a smile on his face. He was very outgoing and loved golf, tennis and playing bocce ball with his family and friends and he loved drinking his “Bud.”

He was most proud of his children and his grandchildren and would spend countless hours telling them stories from his past while watching old movies and listening to Frank Sinatra. Ronald made a lasting impression and loving impact on everyone he met.

Ron was the first to admit that he was not a handyman and that he couldn’t fix anything. However, he was the first to research and hire someone to do a job and “negotiate” a rate where the person almost did the job for free and ended up learning something from Ron in the process!

Ron was a lover of knowledge. He was constantly reading, writing, researching on the Internet, and watching educational TV just to learn something new every day.

Ronald is survived by the love of his life, Loretta, his wife of 25 years; five children; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed, but he will never be forgotten.

Per his wishes, a small memorial service will be held for immediate family members only.

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