Ron Gaston turns 100

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Peter Bonilla, executive director of Mariposa at Ellwood Shores, holds the proclamation from the city of Goleta, as Ron Gaston shows off his 100th birthday cake.
 

GOLETA — Goleta resident Ron Gaston recently celebrated his 100th birthday. 

The aircraft design engineer was dubbed “man of the day” and commemorated as a beloved resident of Mariposa at Ellwood Shores.

Mr. Gaston worked for Lockheed for 55 years in England and the U.S.

The engineer maintains his hard-earned skills through his love of working with clocks and even built a grandfather clock in his retirement, according to a news release.

Mr. Gaston is married with one daughter named Diane.

“Ron is a joy to be around every day,” Peter Bonilla, executive director of Mariposa at Ellwood Shores, said. “His contagious smile and wisdom keep his friends on their toes. He is well-liked by residents and staff alike.”

Mr. Bonilla thanked the City of Goleta and Mayor Paula Perotte for honoring the merited centenarian.

Mr. Gaston was honored with a proclamation from the city as well as a birthday cake.

— Forrest McFarland

Original Article: https://newspress.com/ron-gaston-turns-100/

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