Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ronald Allen Grygus, BHS 1965

Ronald Allen Grygus was born on October 26, 1946 in Easton, Pennsylvania and passed away on July 28 2008. The son of Herman Grygus and his wife, Isobel Burzycki. Along with his older brother Andrew, the family lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, they moved to Connecticut in 1955. After his parents separated, Isobel, Andrew and Ron relocated to California in 1956. Ron attended school in Burbank, at John Muir Junior High and graduated from Burbank High School in the class of 1965.

Employed briefly at Burbank Stainless Steel, before Ron was drafted into the army in 1966, he served in Vietnam in 1967-68, and returned home in 1969.

Perhaps Ron was best known for his motorcycle repair and fabrication, his self employed life long art and passion. He worked with metal, developing many specialties including restorations and fabrication of forks, frames, fenders, tanks, pipes and amazingly; cases, heads and barrels.

Ron was a wonderful friend: helpful, interested, person. Ron was a person who lived his life everyday. The plants and succulents, feeding the hummingbirds, his dogs, wild life, his collections, photography, current events, riding his mountain bikes, and tofu burgers are just some of the things we can recall when Ron comes to mind.

He will live on in his work and our memories as a unique individual, who's talents made the world a better place.

Thank you Ron for your honesty and kindness.

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