Obit: LaSalle, Ronald Hollis (1963 - 2011)


Surnames: Blade, Breese, Lantainge, LaSalle, McCargar, Tibbles

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, May 05, 2011, online edition

LaSalle, Ronald Hollis (May 19, 1963 - April 29, 2011)

Former Medford resident Ronald Hollis LaSalle, 47, Morganton, N.C., died Friday, April 29 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital from cancer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4 at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home in West Pittston, Penn., with Rev. James Breese officiating.


----Source: Citizens' Voice, May 2, 2011

Ronald Hollis LaSalle

Ronald Hollis LaSalle, 47, of Morganton, N.C., passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

He was born, in Canton, N.Y., on May 19, 1963, son of the late Carl Floyd and Arlene Tibbles LaSalle.

Ron was president and chief executive officer of Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese, N.C. Ron served in the U.S. Army, where he was a member of the 1984 Culinary Olympic Team.

After a seven-year career in food service management, Ron changed career paths and became a registered nurse. After working on a medical surgical floor at a hospital for two years, he worked as a Registered Nurse Case Manager for Hospice of Jefferson County, in Watertown, N.Y.

In June 2000, Ron was named executive director of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Medford, Wis. While in this role, he served on the board of directors of Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin, and was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He was a Paul Harris Fellow.

Ron relocated to Burke County in 2002 with his son, Ronny, where he was active in the community through his involvement in Morganton Kiwanis and Valdese Rotary Club. He was a volunteer for Burke County United Way and Good Samaritan Clinic. Ron served on the safe school task force at the Burke Public Schools and was past chair of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Kiwanis Club.

He was a member of the Burke County NAACP and the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. In 2004, Ron founded the National Hospice Consulting Group, LLC, which he served as the president and CEO.

He is survived by his former wife, Maureen LaSalle; son, Ronny; daughters, Nichole, Melissa and Kristen; brothers, Randy, Carlton, Alan and Christopher LaSalle; sisters, Carlene McCargar, Sherry Blade and Sandy Lantainge; five grandchildren, Braden, Ella, Lilly Aidan and Andrew.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. James Breese, pastor of First Baptist Church, Pittston, will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.



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