Ronald Bellaire

ronald bellaire
Greece: Friday, July 4, 2008. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruth Bellaire; sons, Craig (Melissa) Bellaire, Michael (Kelly) Bellaire, Brian Bellaire, David (Amy) Bellaire, Matthew (Ginger) Bellaire; Bruce Bellaire; daughters, Karen (Walter) Sanders, Michelle (Paul) Brownlee; brother, Barry (Josie) Bellaire; sisters, Belinda (Leif) Frausing; Cheryl Bellaire (John Kelly); 23 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Cariola Children’s Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. in his memory.

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  1. And the Mariner passes over the bar for the last time. I will miss our burger lunches and long talks about family and life. Mostly family. He is missed.

  2. Dear Bellaire Family, Michelle, Paul and my kiddies: I am sending you lots of love, hugs and kisses….draw strength from closeness of family…a wonderful gift we have. Ron will be missed. He inspired us to laugh, have fun and enjoy life. I am sure he will watch over all of us and make sure we continue!

    Love, Auntie Cathy

  3. I am so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. He and his brother Barry were close friends of mine in Ann Arbor and I was sorry we didn’t keep in touch over the later years. After reading some of the other comments I learned we both shared a love of sailing. I wish we had had the chance to do some together. My condolences to his family.

  4. I am truely sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I enjoyed working with Ron at Kodak for years. He and I led our Motion Picture manufacturing team as well as interacted with the business unit. Ron and I enjoyed some after hours time as well. My deepest regards.

  5. I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron was a very special client of mine. I always enjoyed his unique sense of humor; I can’t remember a time I left a meeting with him without a smile!!

    I know what a difficult time this must be. You’re in my thoughts. Please don’t hesitate to call if there is anything I can do to help.

  6. I was so very sorry to hear of Ron’s death. I remember him from band at Ann Arbor Highschool. He was much fun to be with. Please accept my condolences.

  7. I was very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. I always enjoyed his friendship and humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. I will never forget what a good friend you were to my dad, Dick Torpy, especially in his last years. I hold in my heart the friendship we had as well. I will cherish the good times we had at Pultneyville. There will never be another like you. I will miss you dearly, Ron.

  9. I’ll remember Ron laughing and joking around after a good day on the ski slopes. He was always having a good old time! Those times are good for the soul. I’m sorry I can’t be there in person to reminice about those times and give my condolences to all of his family.
    Love RJ

  10. Karen and Family,

    At this difficult time in your lives, I hope that all the fond memories you shared together will help you get through this.

  11. Our thoughts are with all of you and we will alwaays remember ron’s never ending smile and enjoyment of each ski day!!!!!

  12. Racing sailboats ! What a crew we had on Spectrum and Cebare. Ron helmed most of the time and laughed off my skipper’s abuse. He was always quick with a joke and a new rumor. We won and lost many races together. I miss those good times that Ron was such a part of.

  13. We were good friends. You made many contributions to Kodak, the
    Pultneyville Mariners, Ski Valley and your wonderful family.
    You won’t be forgotten.
    Don Forster

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