Condolences for Ronald Herve Lafond

Cheryl and Bill Bester posted on 4/2/20

Ursula, we will always have treasured and shared history. Our story began in California, Travis and San Francisco--your wedding. Years passed and we again connected in Silver Spring when Shari and Ronnie were young. While we were living in Germany we met you in Tauberbischofsheim. Then there was time in Occoquan. Each get-together was a renewal of tender feelings. Ron was a gentle man who lived by the highest standards. What a lovely couple the two of you made. Your friendship is precious. Someday we will all reunite for the big de-briefing in the sky. Ron is soaring on eagle's wings. His spirit is with us always. Sending love to you, Ursula, Shari and Ronnie and Jackson and Alexander. May peace be with you. Cheryl and Bill


Betsy Thompson posted on 4/2/20

My deepest sympathies to all of you. May the many heartfelt memories help to guide you through your sorrow and rejoice on the husband, father and grandfather he was to your family.


Betsy Thompson posted on 4/2/20

Deepest sympathy to all of you. May all the memories you hold close to your heart help guide you through your sorrow and let you remember and rejoice the husband, father and grandfather he was to all of you.


Sabine Matzer u Gerhard Ameres posted on 4/2/20

Dear Ursel & Family, we are still shocked that you lost your husband, father & grandfather. Two years ago we spent a wonderful week in your home. Such a great time together. And we had so many beautiful happy hours together. And when we went away we thought we will see eachother again. Ron was a strong and healthy man. It was not in our mind that we saw him the last time. So sad. Liebste Ursel, wir drücken euch alle ganz fest und sind in Gedanken täglich bei dir. Die Kerze brennt immer am Abend für unsere lieben Verstorbenen. Wir sehen uns wieder - for sure. Ihr habt unser tiefstes Beileid. Eure Sabine & Gerhard.


Tammy Pruden posted on 3/28/20

Love, peace, comfort, and prayers for you all. He always treat me so kindly, just like family. He will love on through each of you. ❤️


Tammy Pruden posted on 3/28/20

Love, peace, comfort, and prayers going out to all of you. He always treated me so kindly, just like I was family. He will live on through you all. ❤️


Mike Heeb & Karen Sagett posted on 3/28/20

From the very early days when new residents first moved into Autumn Hall, Ron was there providing a warm welcome. He was always available to smooth over some of the growing pains in the new neighborhood. He truly personified the title "Mayor." We will miss him in Autumn Hall and at the voting precinct. He was a get-things-done kind of guy, a patriot, and a true friend. Our hearts go out to Ursula and family for their loss.


Christoph mit Christina, Oskar, Noah und Erik posted on 3/28/20

Liebe Ursel, Shari, Ronnie and Mike, Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob mein Beitrag zur 'Timeline' angekommen ist und wollte Euch daher auch hier noch mal mein Mitgefuehl aussprechen. Schon als Kind und Jugendlicher beeindruckte mich Ron immer durch seine große Ruhe, die er ausstrahlte. Besonders bei meinem Besuch mit Bianca 1985 bei Euch durfte ich Ron über eine längere Zeit erleben. Entsprechend in der Sprache der 80‘er Jahre war Ron einer der 'coolsten' Menschen, die ich kenne. Wir denken an Euch!


Marianne Dorman posted on 3/28/20

To Ursula and Family Words can’t convey my feelings over the loss of Ron, what a great Guy! Our friendship goes back many years and being chosen to be the Bridesmaid was a great honor and thrill. We had our ups and downs of life, but Ron was always on the positive side. Enjoyed my last Visit and the glass of red wine we had in Ron’s special place! You have done well and I am so very very sorry to see you gone. Please keep a place ready until we will see you again!


Tom and Susan posted on 3/27/20

Dear Ursula, Words cannot convey our feelings for you and your family at your loss. Our thoughts are with you during these very trying times.


Brannon Walters posted on 3/27/20

Shari, Your boys and family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call. Also please let me and the boys know when a service will be scheduled after this other stuff passes. Keep your chin up! And smile all the time with all of the memories.


Joe Ferraro posted on 3/27/20

My deepest sympathies to Ron's family. I had the pleasure of playing softball ball with Ron. He always brought his A-Game and competitive spirit. He will be missed.



Susanne & family posted on 3/26/20

We miss you - and we light up candles in Nuremberg <3


Susanne & family posted on 3/26/20

We feel so sorry and it so hard to leave such a beloved person. As Ursel’s young cousin I admired Ron when I was a child. He was so impressive and had a good humor. We know what a pain it is since we lost our mother. We embrace everybody and our thoughts are with you, Susanne + Achim + Jascha + Luca


Allen H Van Dyke posted on 3/26/20

Ron, you have been the best friend to me. Every time we saw each other either at O2 or at AH you stopped to have a conversation. You never seemed to be in a hurry. You were a bright spot in my life. Thanks for sharing your life with me. I love you and will miss you immensely. Rest In Peace Ron.


Susan Linda Nelson posted on 3/26/20

My sincere condolences to Ursula and the LaFond family on your loss. I will be praying for you.


Roxanne Thompson posted on 3/26/20

I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep all of you in my prayers.


Roxanne Thompson posted on 3/26/20

I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep all of you in my prayers.


Anne Doyle posted on 3/25/20

Dear Ursula and Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. What a beautiful tribute to Ron's life. May you feel God's loving arms around you giving you comfort and peace at this time. Ron is at peace and with no more pain resting in our Savior's arms.


Erin Mabry posted on 3/25/20

I’ll never forget the Halloween parade in 1st grade and he was so open and accepting of Luke and his differences. My heart is broken. Love, Erin


Joe & Brigitte Nanez and Peter Gaertner posted on 3/25/20

Dear Ursula, Shari, Ronnie and Mike, we are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Ron. The last time we saw Ron was 19 years ago when he and Ursula took the time to attend Joe’s promotion ceremony at the Pentagon. We also spent time at their home reminiscing past memories. We will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. He will truly be missed. With love from all of us.


Herbert posted on 3/25/20

Einschlafen dürfen, wenn man das Leben nicht mehr selbst gestalten kann, ist der Weg zur Freiheit und Trost für alle.


Ginny and Richard posted on 3/25/20

Ursula, Ronnie and Shari, I am at a loss for words, I am sitting here in tears reading his obituary. Ron was so special and such a good friend to everyone. Richard and I send our love and prayers to all of you. Take care of yourselves, Love Ginny and Richard


Bob Perry posted on 3/25/20

Dear Ursula and Family, I lost my wife Judy just one month ago to pancreatic cancer. I know how difficult this is for you. I share your grief and hope that you can take consolation in having many wonderful memories of your lives together. I played softball with Ron since the day he entered the senior league, for many years on the same team. I enjoyed his competitive spirit and his personality. I often also saw you at St. Mark Catholic Church. I remember Ron walking to morning Mass and refusing a ride because he liked the exercise. We know that we will be together with our loved one again but in the interim there is a hole in our hearts and we try to fill it with the memories we loved of them. God bless you.


Andrea-Bianca Schmitt posted on 3/25/20

Einer weint für dich / einer träumt für dich / einer hofft für dich / einer schweigt für dich / einer hält für dich das Licht./ Deine Bianca


Jay Harrington posted on 3/25/20

To Ron's family may you find peace knowing that Ron is no longer suffering. May you realize that the love you had for him will last forever. May Ron rest in peace.


Gardy Pollich posted on 3/25/20

That smile is priceless.....we loved his smile and his upbeat attitude for life and family. He was a friend and with Ron you were a friend for life which was always a comfort and a source of pride. Intelligent: seems there was no subject he couldn't converse about. Athletic: between walking/running, softball, New England sports he had a zest for sports, Community: He was totally involved with his community and took pride in keeping it directed and organized. Politics: don't mess with him he was like a dog with a bone in support of his party. We all grew up together as we raised our families on Glenister Drive, memories which are embedded in our hearts and souls forever. We will miss and love you forever until we see you on the other side.


Wilfried Schmitt posted on 3/25/20

Meine liebe Zwillingsschwester Ursel mit Familie. Obwohl wir wußten was Ron mitmachen musste, waren wir erschüttert über seinen Tod. Er war einer der Menschen den man liebte und gerne um sich hatte. Für Ron brannten am 23.3. viele Kerzen der Erinnerung auf den Balkonen. Ron ist und bleibt in unseren Herzen. Gott, nimm ihn auf in Dein Reich. Wilfried mit Marion


Tim Snyder posted on 3/25/20

I was fortunate to play softball with Ron for several years. He was a good teammate and a fellow Vietnam Veteran. I’m saddened by his passing. My condolences to his family.


Mark Fieldstein posted on 3/25/20

Ursula and family, not only was he our “Mayor” he was the mayor at the board of elections. We also worked out at O2. A fine man that made me want to be a better person. His legacy will certainly live on!


Laurence Lafond posted on 3/25/20

We will miss Ron forever, he was a great kid brother growing up in Lawrence, a great city in our day. Ron was an overachiever in everything he took up. We talked about 2 weeks ago, about his playing baseball for Lowell Tech, starting catcher in college after never playing in high school, he was always working part time jobs while attending school. I was always proud of him when he served our country, this has been a difficult time for our country and our family. We will get through all of it, but will miss him till we meat again.


John Fort, Jr posted on 3/25/20

Sorry for the loss of Ron, I play ball with Ron and would see around at events. He was always uplifting and very positive. Talking with Ron you left with a better outlook. Blessings on his family and friends.


Linda and Rod Smith posted on 3/25/20

As with many others who moved to Autumn Hall, we were welcomed by “Mayor” Ron. How he loved his neighborhood. He would religiously start the Friday night fire at Arbor Park. For many years, Ron took care of the daily management of AH. We will miss our conversations with him at the fireplace. Above all Ron, thank you for your service. Sending condolences to Ursula, Shari, Ron and family.


Mary Lafond Routhier posted on 3/25/20

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you. Ron was a special person and was someone we were all proud to call family. My memories of him laughing and joking with his No. Andover uncles Leo, Bill, Paul and Teddie Iminski are so fondly remembered. He surely shared their sense of humor and live of life.


Bekki Guidice posted on 3/25/20

Ursula and family - My heart breaks for your loss. Ron was such a special man! It was an honor to serve on Autumn Hall committees under his leadership. We will miss his friendly hello at the pool, Arbor park, neighborhood events, the voting station,... but we'll never forget.


Jack Sheehan posted on 3/24/20

I am Ron's cousin. He was older than I so my memory of him physically is vague. However, my mother spoke so proudly of him over the years as the great man he was. Rest with the Lord Colonel and cousin. Prayers for Ron's family. Thank you for your service to our nation.


Terri (O’Brien) Finn posted on 3/24/20

Our deepest sympathy to you all.....I remember him just a bit growing up and spending time with My brother Bill and Diane. Stories and smiles. RIP dear man! Savor your memories he has left you with


Ralf Koltermann posted on 3/24/20

My condolences to the entire famlily and friends. RIP dear Ron. I remember the visits in Germany as I was a child. Later I‘ve had the chance to meet you at home close to D.C. We spent some pretty nice days together. All the best to your families. Cheers from Bavaria, Germany, Ralf and family


Manny Brown posted on 3/24/20

Ron was one of my first acquaintances when I moved to the area. We played Softball and Basketball together. Ron always played hard and gave 100%. We also worked tax season together for a local company. Ron enjoyed working and talking with clients. RIP old friend we will miss you.


Bill O'Brien posted on 3/24/20

I was so sad to hear of Ron's passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He brought many smiles to me, his brother-in-law and will remembered most fondly. My sincere condolences to Ursula, Ron, Mike, Shari and his grandsons Jackson and Alexander. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. He was a heck of a guy.


John Bonner posted on 3/24/20

Met Ron back in 2011 when I first started playing in the Senior League. Always a friend and he will be deeply missed. So sorry for our loss...RIP my friend..


Mike Dolan posted on 3/24/20

Condolences to the LaFond family. I had the pleasure of playing on the same team for several years. He always brought a lot of hustle, skill and spirit and made our teams better. He will be missed.


John Stewart posted on 3/24/20

Melinda and I will miss Ron and will always remember his kindness toward us, and all who came in contact with him.


Jerry & Barbara Dowling posted on 3/24/20

Ron was a friend and teammate I saw him last at a benefit for the WSSA and bought him a beer, we kept in touch during his treatment RIP my friend.


Ken Denne posted on 3/24/20

Good night sweet prince and flights of angels take thee to thy rest!!


Ken Denne posted on 3/24/20

Not only a great softball player but a quality person.. We will miss his "letters to the editor" Good night sweet prince and flights of angels take thee to thy rest..


Ken Denne posted on 3/24/20

Not only a great softball player but a quality person. We will miss his "letters to the editor" Good night sweet prince and flights of angels take thee to thy rest....


Pat Paluso posted on 3/24/20

Met Ron working with the Board of Elections and immediately knew he was a unique and special individual. Always upbeat and forever the ambassador. Would come to the poll, work a few hours, go play a double header, come back to work and play a basketball game that evening. Although knowing for a brief time, memories will last forever.


T Wortham posted on 3/24/20

A true gentleman who had my upmost respect. Supportive and welcoming in every way. A great softball player too! He will be missed.


Tim and Vicki Milam posted on 3/23/20

Ron was the first person to welcome us to the Autumn Hall neighborhood with a smile on his face and was always so friendly. He will be missed.