Ronald J. Brow, age 90, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Ronald was born March 27, 1930, in Rock, Michigan, son of Emerson and Eva (Sydmark) Brow. Ronald grew up in Munising, but later moved to Flint, Michigan to attend the School for the Deaf. Ronald then came back to the Upper Peninsula and was a graduate of the Escanaba High School. Ronald was united in marriage to the love of his life, Helen, on May 3, 1958. Together they shared many years of wonderful memories. After high school, Ronald went to work for Northern Rebuilders, where he worked for 40 years. While working at Northern Rebuilders, Ronald also worked part time at night for Bay de Noc Lure making fishing lures. Ronald also was a skilled woodworker, and hand-crafted many pieces for his loving family. He also sharpened saws for many. Ronald enjoyed bowling, was a member of the Escanaba Deaf Club, and the All Saints Catholic Church of Gladstone. He was a very caring man and will be deeply missed by so many.
Ronald is survived by his children, Cathy (Robert) Nivison of Perkins, Ronald (Jane) Brow of Marquette, Jeffery (Jennifer) Brow of Gladstone, and Lynn (Jim) Brow of Gladstone, sister Lois (Bill) Elliott of Escanaba, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ronald is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Brow, his parents, Emerson and Eva Brow, brother Lawrence Brow, and sisters Edna Brow and Evelyn (Marvin) Ducheny.
A memorial service honoring Ronald is being planned for a later date and will be announced. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Brow family.