Ronald J. Chase Sr.

NORTHEAST HARBOR—Ronald J. Chase Sr., 90, a lifelong resident of Northeast Harbor, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010.


He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Africa until discharged at the rank of corporal in 1945. He returned to Northeast Harbor, where he established Ronnie’s Lunch. Ronald worked for the Town of Mount Desert as dispatcher for over 30 years. He also served as a volunteer for the Town of Mount Desert Fire Department and Ambulance Service for 30 years. He was a Master Mason of Northeast Harbor Masonic Lodge No. 208 for over 50 years.

Ronald is survived by his daughter, Julie Chase Donohue and her husband, Michael J. Donohue III, of Los Gatos, Calif.; his son, Ronald J. Chase Jr. and his wife, Deborah Chase, of Bangor; his grandchildren, Christian Fitzharris, Meghan Chase, Stephanie Chase, Michael J. Donohue V, Stephen Donohue; sister, Ruth Mitchell and her husband, Robert. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Mae (Gray) Chase, March 5, 2009.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor. Contributions in Ronald’s memory may be made to Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 122, Northeast Harbor, ME 04622. Condolences may be expressed at

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