Loss of a Legend: Ron Smith, WBAL’s “Voice of Reason” died Monday, Dec 19, 2011

Ron Smith passed away yesterday, Monday, December 19, 2011. He had just turned 70 on December 2, 2011.  Ron’s battle with pancreatic cancer was announced to his listeners on October 17, 2011. His fight was tragic and public.

According to WBAL:

He died at his home in Shrewsbury, surrounded by his wife June and the rest of his family.

Funeral services will be private.  A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Ron shared his final days with his listeners telling them “don’t mourn me.”

Ron announced to his listeners on October 17 that he had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Ron also wrote a weekly column for the Baltimore Sun.

In his final column last month, Smith wrote, “What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together. My work here is done.”


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