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County Remembers Airport Planner

County Executive Office - Press Release

December 6, 2000

Contact: Diane Thomas
(714) 834-6203

County Remembers Airport Planner

(Santa Ana) - The Board of Supervisors adjourned its meeting yesterday in memory of Ron Ahfeldt, County consultant and senior vice president of P&D Aviation. Ahfeldt died of unknown causes in his sleep on the evening of December 3. He was 55 years old.

The County and the Board have had the opportunity to work with Ahfeldt in his role as a consultant to the Local Redevelopment Authority. He worked for P&D Aviation for 32 years.

"Ron was highly regarded in the aviation industry for both his impressive knowledge of airport planning and his professionalism," said Board Chairman Charles V. Smith. "Those who knew him well knew him as a man who placed his faith and his family above all else.

"Ahfeldt is survived by his wife, Mary Pat, and four children. He is a graduate of UCLA and lived with his family in Manhattan Beach."

"He was loved and will be missed by many," said Smith.

A Mass and reception will be held at 10 a.m. on December 8 at the American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach.