Ronald Everett Chadburn Sr., passed into God's loving arms on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the age of 72, following a long and courageous battle with health issues. Ron was born in Canada and moved to Palo Alto in 1954. He considered Palo Alto and the last 15 years Pollock Pines, his home towns. Ron was always very positive and believed every situation would work out as it should. He was strongly devoted to his large family and leaves behind his best friend of 40+ years, Judy Chadburn. Ron is survived by his five children: Ronald jr., Debbie, Sandy, Brenda and Tammie, as well as 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was also survived by his brother Bob and wife Joan. Ron was proceeded in death by his parents Olive and Allen and his brother Larry. Family was most important to Ron. He's greatest love was being with them all and family traditions. Ron worked as a Senior Automotive Engineer for 27+ years. He had a passion for cars, especially fast cars. Ron had many hobbies and interest. Cars, boats, fishing, golf and being in nature and at sea. He had a love for cats and dogs. Later in life he enjoyed chopping wood and working with his hands. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.