Ronald Al Thaut
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Ronald Al Thaut
  • January 14, 1939 - November 20, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Ronald Al Thaut passed away on November 20, 2017. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska on January 14, 1939. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Rokicki Thaut of Mesa, Arizona; two children, Candy Sandoval Moore of California, Eric John Derlitzki of Mesa and daughter-in-law, Julie Thaut of Mesa; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law. He was preceded in death by his son Christopher who passed away in July of 1993; his parents, Alex Thaut & Maxine Thaut Beltz, along with two brothers, Tim and Steven Thaut and two sisters, Sharon Stevens and Jennifer Buffington.

Ron retired in March of 1978 after 21 years of distinguished service to our nation as a Navy Pilot, Flight Engineer and Flight Instructor. Serving in the Navy was one of his greatest joys. Ron also retired as an Environmentalist for the State of Arizona following 17 years of service. We are all so very proud of him. He loved his country and he loved his family. He never met a stranger and was a great storyteller and fun-loving person who will be missed by us all. He will be laid to rest with full military honors on December 6th at 10:00AM at Mariposa Gardens 6747 E Broadway Rd. Mesa, Arizona 85206.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASPCA in Ron's memory, which is an organization that has been very near and dear to his heart. Please be sure to reference the email address; navyp3@cox.net. Arrangements under the direction of Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care, Mesa, AZ.