SANFORD – Dr. Ronald E. McCall, 79, of Sanford, passed away at home on June 25, 2021. Son of Chester Eugene and Anna McCall, he was born on December 7, 1941 and raised in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. 1963 he graduated from Penn State where he became a lifelong Nittany Lions fan.
Ron attended Hahnemann Medical School where he met his classmate Barbara Parkhurst, the love of his life. They were married on June 11, 1966 in Newton, Massachusetts. He spent four years as a resident at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, then two years in the military as a major at Fort Knox, Ky.
In 1973, he and Dr. Robert Cote joined to form an internal medicine practice in Sanford, Maine. He retired from medicine in 2001 and then worked as Ed Tech for three years.
Ron was a loving husband and a proud father and grandfather to his four children and seven grandchildren. Ron’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his family, running, walking on the beach or in the wooded paths, playing golf and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He also completed three marathons and climbed to the top of New Hampshire’s forty-eight 4,000-foot peaks with his dog Max.
He was an active member of the North Parish Congregational Church where he served as a deacon, mission board member, and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed volunteering with Red Cross blood drives, literacy volunteers, and elementary schools.
In addition to Barbara, he leaves behind a son Bob and his wife Nadine, a son Chuck and his wife Jessica, a son Dave and his wife Kathy, and a daughter Debbie and her husband Andy. He also leaves behind his seven grandchildren, Jack, Sam, Morgan, Bella and Jane McCall, Jake and Abby Toothaker; his brother Tom and his wife Emily; several nieces and nephews; and her loyal dog, Zoey.
A celebration of life will be organized for family and friends. There will be a brief service followed by fellowship and sharing of memories at the North Parish Congregational Church (893 Main Street in Sanford, ME) on Saturday July 10 at 12:00 PM.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
To leave a message of condolence to the family, please visit http://www.blackfuneralhomes.com.
Instead of flowers, consider donating to:
Animal Welfare Society located at 46 Holland Street in Kennebunk, ME or:
the parish church of the north
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