- Ronald passed on Saturday, June 3 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Milbridge, Maine on July 14, 1943. He graduated from Milbridge High School in 1961 and honorably served in the US Coast Guard. For many years he worked as a Bargeman in New York harbor refueling commercial vessels. He later returned to lobstering the waters of Maine where he retired. He enjoyed his time avidly keeping fit, socializing and pranking his many friends along the coast.
Ronald was pre-deceased by his parents, Milton and Florence Chipman, grandchildren, Elijah and Sophia. He is survived by his wife, Laura; sister, Martha Currier and husband Jim; daughter, Jan and husband Joe of Oregon; sons Ralph and Mandy Sermersheim, John and Dawn Campbell of Colorado, Darren and wife Sasha; grandchildren, Joseph, Josh, Monica, and Tyler; close friend and long time swim buddy, Troy Huffman of East Machias; friends and family of the Downeast coast too numerous to mention.
Please join Ronald's family in a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 10, Seaworthy Event Center, 23 Main St. Milbridge, Maine. Food will be served.
Published on  June 8, 2017