In Memory

Ron Aleshire

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04/10/11 09:01 PM #1    

Jim Kotchik

I remember when Ron move to Cedar Hills from the East Side (Madison H.S.) and joined the wrestling team.  We became good friends from that time on.  While he was a stud wrestler (understatement), he was also very humble, hard working and an excellent role model on the mat.  Off the mat, you couldn't find a better friend.  Ron made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and we should all be proud to have known him and to honor his memory.

04/13/11 08:56 PM #2    

Ron MacKay

Ron MacKay

Ron Alshire was one of the best wrestlers in the State of Oregon. It was an honor to be a team mate and best of friends.
Ron is missed and I am proud to have been a part of his life.

05/06/11 01:40 PM #3    

Jud Blakely

Ron Aleshire: Tough.  Dedicated.  Built in body, in spirit, and in mind to persevere and prevail in the worst of circumstances.  

Ron Aleshire has been guarding the Streets of Heaven for all of our adult lives.  

Have no doubt, my friends...

...Ron will smile in recognition...he will snap you a salute, and he will welcome each of us when our name is called and our time is up.  

Me?  I look forward to the honor of that moment.

I love you, Ron.

05/10/11 11:55 PM #4    

Ron Stassens

Ron Aleshire would smile at people who spelled or pronounced his name Alshire. Most of us did and he never corrected anyone. That was his nature, accepting, outgoing and loyal. He had many friends at Sunset, was a great wrestler, great teammate and better friend. We did everything together our senior year and he is a major reason I have such fond memories of that time. He was my best friend in high school and he never had a harsh word for anyone. It was a terrible loss when he died at such a young age defending our country. I am forever greatful for his sacrifice in making our country a safer place for each of us.

He married a grade school and high school classmate Kathy Sabel, whom I always have had the utmost respect for. I hope she has had a good life, she deserves it.

Rest in peace, my friend, I think of you often.


05/29/11 11:03 PM #5    

Bill Vinson

I posted this for Ron's brother and his wife, Stephanie.


Brian and I would just like to thank the classmates of Ron's for the inspirational messages.  They mean so much to us.  Brian remembers well some of those who wrote in memory of Ron.  Just to clarify one thing, Ron was in the Army, in fact he served with the first cavalry, airborne division out of Fort Lewis.  Ron was also no longer married to Kathy at the time he went into the Army.


Again, we love hearing those messages and we miss Ron very much, this June 18th it will be 43 years since he was taken from us.


 Brian and Stephanie Aleshire.


If you would like to e-mail Brian and Stephanie 

Their e-maill address is





07/15/11 10:08 AM #6    

Bill Vinson

I found this web site which honors the fallen of the Vietnam War. It documents information regarding each man who lost his life in that war.

Cut and paste this address in your browser. Do a search by name and then click on Ron's name and his information will be displayed.

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