Ronald S. DeKoven
Ronald S. Ron' DeKoven February 4, 1928 - August 17, 2017 Ramona Ronald S. DeKoven, 89, passed away on August, 17, 2017 in Poway, CA.Ron was born in Oakland, CA to Stanley H. Cohen DeKoven and Demetra Capatanos DeKoven on February, 4, 1928. He moved to San Diego as a small child, attending Hamilton Elementary, Wilson Junior High, Hoover High school, and after a short time in the Merchant Marines, graduated in 1948. He attended San Diego City College for about one year, studying laboratory technology, but did not finish the program. After the Navy, where he served during World War II, he worked as a mechanic, salesman, and owned a sewing machine and vacuum repair business. Finally he settled into government work. First at North Island and eventually as an MVS driver for the Postal Service, where he was their union representative. He retired in 1989, after 20+ years. Ron loved his retirement. One of his hidden talents was his ability to play the harmonica and sing (like a crooner). He entertained residents at his mobile home park, the Ramona Senior Center, and loved to sing at church. He also loved caring for his dog, Little Boy, spending time with his prayer brothers every Wednesday morning at Kountry Kitchen, and sitting on his front porch watching folks go by. Ron had two highlights other than his family: he was honored to go to Washington, DC as a part of the Honor Flight, celebrating World War II era personnel, and he enjoyed seeing our great nation in his motorhome, with his dog as his companion.Ron is survived by his life partner, Doris Clough of Ramona, CA; daughter, Rhonna Porch; son, David DeKoven both of San Diego, CA; son, Stan DeKoven, of Ramona, CA; grandsons, Paul Posey of San Diego, CA and Seth Posey of Oceanside, CA; granddaughters, Alta DeKoven of Ontario, CA, Rebecca Volosin and Rachel Romero of Ramona, CA; great-grandchildren, Brandon Posey, Kaitlyn Volosin, Daniela and Adrian Romero, and Daisy Posey. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Cruzen of Phoenix, AZ. He is preceded in death by both of his parents; and wife, Carma Louise Riley DeKoven.A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Ramona, 404 8th Street, Ramona, CA 92065, on August 25, 2017 at 11am, with Dr. Stan DeKoven officiating. For information call 760-789-3348. By Ron's request he will be cremated and his ashes are to be scattered. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ ramonasentinel .
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