Ronald Dean Pollard, a Retail worker and life-long resident of Portland Oregon, died of complications with Cancer on May 17th, 2020 at the age of 55 years.
Ronald was born in Portland on January 14th, 1965 to Rhonda and Jackie Pollard. He attended Boise Elementary school as a child. He grew up in North Portland, enjoyed hanging out at Matt Dishman Community Center, and the old “Y” on Williams and Killingsworth in the 70’s and 80’s. He enjoyed swimming; playing and watching baseball, basketball, and football. Kickball was another game he enjoyed as well.
After a long incarceration, he was redeemed and converted to become a strong Christian man. He practiced the arts of Tai chi. He also became a muscle-bound athlete, and could lift 500 lbs.
Ronald was a very generous man. Most of his friends express that he was a loyal and giving man. As a kid, he had a desire to be a fireman, and put out fires. Though he never had this career, he was intent on putting out fires that women of domestic abuse suffered. He tirelessly worked with the police during his time working for 7-Eleven identifying female victims, so these individuals can be helped to safety. Ronald never married or had any children. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all that knew him.
Ronald is predeceased by his mother, Rhonda L. Pollard-Ausbie; his brother, Michael Dwayne Pollard; Grandmother, Gladyes C. Young; Grandfather, Leaster Crutchfield; Uncle, Lester Crutchfield; Aunt, Regina Crutchfield. And is survived by his sister, Carmen Y. Burns [maiden name Lomax]; Aunt, Vivian Muhammad; Aunt, Rhee Morton and host of cousins and other distant relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Carmen Burns at 11954 NE Glisan St. #119, Portland, OR 97220 or online at https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-ronald-pollard039s-burial-expenses?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
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