Ron Renaud … headed down the road

My friend and co-worker for three decades, Ron Renaud, died Sunday after a long and good battle with cancer.

A graduate of Las Vegas High School, he was at the Las Vegas Review-Journal when I arrive in the middle 70s. He left in 2001 as a valued department head.

Although he could be gruff and a taskmaster at times, I thought he was one of the best managers the paper had. I asked him once at a department head meeting what it was that he did to engender such loyalty.

He thought for a moment and said that he made it a point to say "good morning" to everyone in his department every day.

Such simplicity. Such brilliance. How many bosses have you had who never bothered to say one word to you?

Here’s a few pictures of Ron enjoying life even though he knew at this point that the cancer would overtake him sooner rather than later.

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