Beloved Husband, Father and Papa, Ronald “Ronnie” Julian Edar, 76, of Grover Beach, California passed away on Thursday, January 14th from complications from pneumonia. A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00am at Arroyo Grande Cemetery, 895 El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande, California. A Celebration of Life to follow at Hope Church, 900 N. Oak Park Boulevard in Arroyo Grande, California.
Ronnie was born to Julian and Mary Edar on December 14, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California. He was raised in Stockton, California where he attended local schools. While growing up he spent his summers on the Central Coast where he made many longtime friends and compadres.
While a senior in high school, he attended Arroyo Grande High School and played on the varsity basketball team. However, before graduation, he returned to Stockton and graduated from Edison High School where he met his wife of 53 years, Violeta “Leta”.
On January 7, 1964, Ronnie enlisted to the United States Marine Corps. He was a proud U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge on January 11, 1968. After leaving the Marine Corp, Ronnie served as a reserve for the California Army National Guard from 1976-1977. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and local Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter #982.
After serving in the military, Ronnie returned to the Central Coast; bought a home in Grover City and raised his two children. He received a C.S. in Welding Technology from Cuesta College and became a certified welder working in the aerospace industry for over 25 years. After retiring, Ronnie and Leta went on an Alaskan Cruise, traveled to visit with distant friends and loved to spend time with their grandchildren.
Ronnie valued the friendships he made throughout his lifetime. He would often travel to Stockton to see his high school buddies; he made sure those ties were never broken. Ronnie was a devoted husband and loving father. He liked to “tinker” with things. If he wasn’t working on his truck, he was making jewelry or fixing things that weren’t broken around the house.
Ronnie is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Violeta Edar; his sister Patricia Mazon of Pleasant Hill, CA; his children, Sandy Edar of San Luis Obispo, CA and Michael Edar of Henderson, NV. His five beautiful grandchildren, Benjamin Edar, Robert Edar, Nikkole Edar, Makena Barkhuff, and Jacob Edar; his great-grandchild Amelia Nanalis and nieces, Kelly Gonzales and Elaine Egoian; and nephews Rizal Gonzales and Derek Mazon. And loyal companion, Ahji.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his father Julian Edar and mother Mary Edar, brother Robert Edar, sister Joanne Gonzales, nephew Nicky Gonzales.
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