Ronald Edward Urquhart (May 27, 1945 — August 7, 2021)
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - Saint Augustine
Ronald Edward Urquhart: loving husband, father, brother and friend, accomplished traveler, red wine connoisseur, jazz music listener, and baseball enthusiast, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of August 7, 2021.
Ron spent his childhood in New Jersey where he lived with his parents, Thomas and Beatrice Urquhart, and his three siblings. He was the apple of his mother’s eye and the “Golden Child” according to his siblings. Ron acquired his love of both baseball and travel as a child. As a kid he would lay on the ground and watch the planes fly overhead and think to himself, “I wonder where those people are going”. Ron was a natural athlete from a young age, and played baseball into his 60’s. After high school, Ron served his country by joining the Air Force, which eventually led to his four decade career with American Airlines.
Ron had a life-long love affair with travel and spent much of his free time exploring the wonders of planet Earth. He loved his family and friends both near and far. He loved music, especially Motown and jazz, and on any given day you could spot him cruising down the road in his convertible with the radio blasting. He loved watching ballgames from his easy-chair, and nothing pleased him more than a full-bodied glass of red wine.
Ron died a loved and admired man. Anyone who knew Ron was touched by his kindness and mild temperament. He was truly a peacemaker and always a source of positivity. He was a person who was at his best when connecting with other human beings.
Rest in peace, we will miss you.
He is survived by his two sisters, Joyce Storey and Barbara Urquhart whom he adored, and leaves behind the love of his life, Sundae May; his daughter Laura Urquhart and her partner Rick; his son Eric Urquhart and his wife Deanna; step-son Justin May and his wife Meghan; step-daughter Brittany Low and her husband Brannon; and eight grandchildren: Lauren, Evan, Benjamin, Grant, Harper, Agnus, Lucy, Lily, and one great-grandchild, Lilah.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Ron held for fully vaccinated friends and family at the CR Smith Museum located in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, September 25th 5pm-8pm.
Contributions in memory of Ron can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.