Saturday, November 20, 2004
from George Vradenburg...
I met Ron shortly after I came to AOL in the mid-90's. He served as our counsel on privacy issues for years. His counsel was consistently balanced, wise and -- yes -- smart. I always looked forward to our meetings, knowing that I would inevitably learn something and leave better informed than when I arrived. Ron had a kind heart, a deep affection for and loyalty to his clients and a personally engaging manner.
I did not get to know Ron well on a personal level, and now regret deeply that I did not.
Ron's death felt even more personal perhaps because I had a serious heart attack three years ago. I lived, he died. Life is so, so fragile, and must be enjoyed every single day.