Ronald Charles “Ron” Alderton

06/08/1936 - 14/09/2017


Bethel Funerals Chapel, 2d Cochrane Street Mitcham

Friday, 22 September, 2017 at 10:00 am

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ALDERTON Ronald Charles 1936-2017 Aged 81 years Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday September 14th. Devoted and loving husband of Debbie for 37 years. Much loved Dad to Faye, David, Carolyn, Andrew and Peter and their partners. Granddad to 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Loving son-in-law to Bill and Joan and brother-in-law to Peter. Forever in our Hearts ALDERTON The Service to Celebrate the Life of Ronald Alderton will be held at the Bethel Funerals Chapel, 2d Cochrane Street, Mitcham on Friday September 22nd 2017 at 10 am.

So very sad, my best broadcaster mate, has signed off, Ronno we had such fun and so many good times together, I will treasure those priceless moments for ever. Dear Debbie, Ruth and I are so sorry we can't be with you in your time of grief, but you are in our hearts and minds,God bless you and your family.

I would like to pay a tribute to my old school friend and work mate, Ron Alderton. Ron had an enormous influence on my early life when he introduced me to the wonderful world of radio in 1952. While we were still a couple of school boys Ron invited me to help him on the 3XY Children’s programme which he wrote and compered. Later, we worked together in the News Department of the ABC Melbourne then, as announcers at 3NE Wangaratta when that station opened in 1954. Ron went on to work brilliantly in the broadcasting industry – both radio and television. I thank my old Brunswick Tech school friend for the part he played at the beginning of my 62 year career in the media industry. My wife Jan joins me in offering sincere condolences to Debbie and the family. RIP old mate.