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Ronald MacDonald

Visitation for family and friends of Ronald Frederick Joseph MacDonald of Lake Wildwood will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Followed by a vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Burial will be at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. MacDonald died Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Grass Valley. He was 84.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1920, in Montreal, Canada, to Ronald Joseph and Elsie Catherine (Baker) MacDonald. He graduated from Loyola College and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He was a Flying Bombardier Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He married Dorothy on July 16, 1983, in Wittier. He worked for Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. as College Controller for 25 years. He was past president of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Association of Accountants, Seniors in Retirement, Lake Wildwood Men’s Golf Club, and a life-time member of the Rome, N.Y. Elks Lodge No. 96. He enjoyed golf, bridge, traveling, and family and friends.



He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. MacDonald of Lake Wildwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy R. and Marguerite M. MacDonald of Harrisburg, Pa., R. Craig and Henriette MacDonald of Penn Valley, Ronald A. and Sue MacDonald of Mead; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Michele L. and Neil Hendricks of Penn Valley; stepdaughter, Angela Mia of Sacramento; grandchildren Christopher and Meggan E. MacDonald of Harrisburg, Pa., Erin MacDonald of Boston, Mass., Justin MacDonald of Norfolk, Va., Ryan MacDonald of Penn Valley; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Larry Hayzlett of Paradise; sister, Joan Dolan of Chico; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Marshall MacDonald, in 1971; son, John MacDonald in 1995, father, Ronald Joseph MacDonald, in 1953; and mother, Elsie Catherine (Baker) MacDonald, in 1982.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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