Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Ronald C. Downie, 1935–2017

Since 2010, Ron Downie has shared his poetry with the world on The Posted Poet. He took great pride in this blog. And we, his family, took great pride in him.

Ron has been gone for more than a year now. But his poetry and this blog live on as a testament to his sharp mind and boundless creativity.

Ron published on this blog and Twitter all on his own—he was more tech-savvy than many men a quarter of his age. He was also more dutiful: composing posts one tap of the virtual iPad keyboard at a time, long after his fingers lost their ability to feel. He so appreciated all of those who took the time to read his poetry.

And we, too, appreciate you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments here.

News coverage:
Pottstown MercuryLongtime Pottstown public servant Ron Downie dies at 82 
Reading Eagle: Not forgotten: Ronald C. Downie was a pragmatic politician and a farmer poet (features an audio recording of Ron reciting "Song Tune.")

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